Flooding - Sky News Not First

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Post by AnjaliWOW » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:18 am

Hello



Where are Sky News? - BBC News 24 have pictures obviously taken earlier today of helicopter lifts and peopl's houses floating away. Sky News have a slideshow running. I know Cornwall is in the sticks, but wouldn't this been a perfect occasion to pull the helicopter out of it's hanger?



Even ITV News have interviews with people that had to be rescued.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:12 am

The BBC had aerial pictures from 6pm



ITV News Channel was first with pictures from the ground at 8pm, and an in-vision reporter from Westcountry News at 8.30.

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Post by Sky Lad » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:03 am

dseward+Aug 16 2004, 09:32 PM(dseward @ Aug 16 2004, 09:32 PM)

wouldn't this been a perfect occasion to pull the helicopter out of it's hanger






It's a shame sky haven't taken this oppurtunity.



Guess they were taken by surprise as well as the people in Cornwall.



I've been watching ITV news and their coverage as been great.

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Post by fusionlad » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:19 am

Don't forget the SkyCopter needs a satellite truck to beam to... which is probably where Sky are struggling.

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Post by AJ » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:01 am

Regardless of the fact that Sky not having a satellite truck to beam to, I feel that it's a very poor show today - it's the Glasgow Explosion all over again. What's the point of spending all that money on a helicopter when you don't have the facilities at the ready to go with it?



Maybe they can redeem themselves by sending JT out there tomorrow?

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Post by Sky Lad » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:56 am

Have sky shown any footage of the floods yet?



Last thing I saw was the still shots

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Post by Ross » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:09 am

Yeah I think it is the Glasgow thing all over again.



If the satellite truck is the problem, maybe they should get some more and space them out a bit...



I've not been watching anyone's coverage - but if it's anything like the Glasgow explosion then they're letting themselves down again...

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Post by Sky Lad » Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:25 pm

they are live from cornwall now (11:17 pm)

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Post by gillw » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:00 pm

I love Sky News, but they have let the viewers and themselves down badly with their coverage of this disaster. I found myself heading N24's way which is unheard of for me. I even found myself watching the ITV News Channel (god how bad is that channel!). Sky's slideshow of viewers pictures didn't even scratch the surface of the disaster that had occured in this town. Viewers wanting information on what had happened certainly didn't get it from Sky yesterday evening. In comparison, N24 had helicopter pictures (which I am sure where live at around 6pm) and by 10pm even had amateur footage of the floods crashing through the town. Reporters were on the scence for both N24 & ITV before dark and Sky could only manage to make telephone contact with a reporter.



They are not going to win News Channel of the Year again with coverage like this. You're only as good as your last story.....

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Post by AnjaliWOW » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:49 pm

Sky seem to have pulled their finger out this morning with Martin Stanford presenting Sunrise from Cornwall. Maybe their van broke down on the M5 ???

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