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Fugeboy
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Post by Fugeboy » Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:16 pm

Anna B is my clear favourite. I'd just like to see more of her! Who is the one making the choice of what they wear on screen?

Mr Byrne
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Post by Mr Byrne » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:28 pm

I've heard that the BSkyB lawyers are twitchy over internet forumsI am really confussed, what rob said, it was a joke wasn't it?

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:15 pm

Yeah it is true...some presenters are getting pissed off.

MARKYMARK
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Post by MARKYMARK » Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:21 pm

What happened in this country to the concept of free speech and opinions.



I would like to see any of them take anybody to court over posts on this board, this is a joke, it would be laughed out of any court in this land. There is nothing that I have seen on this board to warrant any concern.



What a load of rubbish!!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:51 pm

Newsroom+Nov 13 2004, 07:46 PM(Newsroom @ Nov 13 2004, 07:46 PM)

Yeah it is true...some presenters are getting pissed off.





How many is some?

HBox
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Post by HBox » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:55 pm

I can only imagine two female presenters that get the most stick in these forums.

Mr Byrne
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Post by Mr Byrne » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:20 pm

I think this was just a little joke that got out of hand.



Maybe we should continue with the original topic?



But I for one think that this forum is balanced. One or two of us have rated a presenter badly and then one or two of us have rated that presenter very highy.

HBox
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Post by HBox » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:39 pm

Let's continue with the topic at hand. I think someone just joshing.

AnjaliWOW
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Post by AnjaliWOW » Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:11 am

Anjali Rao 10

Emma Crosby 10

Kay Burley -10

HBox
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Post by HBox » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:08 pm

I think Anjali is up-and-coming, and has a lot of potential. Sky should harness that potential.

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:12 pm

Yes they should harness the potential. But, really, sticking the likes of Anjali and Karin on overnight slots?!? Is that harnessing potential??

AJ
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Post by AJ » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:19 pm

It is true that the lawyers are a bit twitchy about Internet Forums. I believe that the audio files were removed from the site at the request of somebody within BSkyB who protects copyright.



That aside, this sort of thread is healthy in my opinion, although that said, I would not want to have negative comments posted about me if I were a presenter.

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Post by eagleeye » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:27 pm

AJ+Feb 6 2005, 10:01 PM(AJ @ Feb 6 2005, 10:01 PM)

It is true that the lawyers are a bit twitchy about Internet Forums. I believe that the audio files were removed from the site at the request of somebody within BSkyB who protects copyright.









Whaaaaat? Bloody lawyers. Would someone point out to them that this site gives their clients FREE (not a word lawyers use generally without twitching, I admit) pub-lic-ity.



As for presenter comments, I find it hard to believe that any presenter's ego could be so fragile as to get seriously dented by anything fairly harmless said on these forums. At least they're being talked about!

edofis
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Post by edofis » Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:53 am

As they say, " the worst thing than being talked about, is not being talked about".


Skybaby
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Post by Skybaby » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:10 am

Or the other old saying, "There's no such thing as bad publicity." B)



It's never nice to hear people say bad things about you, and whilst I believe some comments are plain nasty and without justification (i.e. "Blah is a fcukwit. End of story."), at the end of the day if lots of people are commenting that the image you project over the telly is a negative one, shouldn't that be saying something?



Unless of course, you've got the hide of a rhino and don't give a damn, in which case why get upset about what a bunch of strangers say on an internet forum? I do trawls of the internet for Sky News related stuff every so often and I've come across venom and weirdness far worse than anything that's been posted here, believe me.



Incidentally, I was reading a magazine today at the hairdresser's that had an article about Sarah Lockett's stalking. I'd hate to think that any of us would be sick like that.



Regardless, I do agree that threads like this - and the Forum in general - are healthy, and if I was a TPTB person, I'd see this place as a goldmine of free market research as well as publicity.

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Post by SkyFanIreland » Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:45 pm

Greg Milam - 8 - I think he's working well on Sunrise

Lorna Dunkley - 7 - Liked her since her arrival and she works well with Greg

Martin Stanford - 8 - class act and he know's it

Julie Etchingham - 10 - amazing presenter

Mark Longhurst - 7 - reliable presenter, doesn't make me sit up and watch the news and i'm probably giving him a bit more of a score out of ten because he often puts Kay in her box!

Kay Burley - 4 - Would rather not have to watch this woman if i'm honest

Jeremy Thompson - 10 - Amazing Presenter!

Anna Botting - 6 - annoys me sometimes, something of a bridget jones about her.

Juliette Foster - 8 - very good presenter

Vivien Creegor - 7 - very likeable and reliable

Chris Roberts - 2 - get this man off the telly and i don't want to hear his opinions on everything - what about a bit of balance in the news Mr Roberts!

Emma Crosby - 2 - for all her emmaisms and crosbyisms and because i simply can't understand what she is saying

David Foster - 5 - ok presenter but the whole i'll do the bob thing with the glasses just doesn't work

Sheila Jansen - 7 - good authorative presenter who knows her stuff

Allan King - 7 - again a good reliable presenter who knows his stuff

Paula Middlehurst - 6 - nice presenter, i didn't like Paula Fenech, but since she came back from maternity leave she's like a whole new woman

Steve Dixon - 7 - good young talent, who has risen through the ranks and he's a bit of totty on TV (lol)

Lisa Aziz - 10 - the queen of my telly news presenters - loved her from the day she joined Sky News. Pity I only get to see her weekends and the odd SNT on Fridays

Martin Popplewell - 6 - good presenter, but is probably better suited to reporting

Ainjali Rao - 8 - great presenter and love her on Five - it really suits her

Steve Gaisford - 7 - good, friendly presenter



Most of the rest that were listed in other responses have departed - was never a great Karin fan, not since the jeans and combats episode at the newswall on Christmas Eve. Of the rest on overnights, well Kevin Owen is good (5ish), Gordon Radley (1), Michael Watkins (2)

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:50 pm

She wore combat trousers presenting on the newswall?????

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Post by SkyFanIreland » Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:16 pm

Newsroom+Feb 13 2005, 11:40 AM(Newsroom @ Feb 13 2005, 11:40 AM)

She wore combat trousers presenting on the newswall?????





Actually not quite and it may have been New Years Eve and not Christmas Eve 2003.



Anyway Karin and Bob were reading and half hour reviews were on, with headlines at 9.30 and link to review. So ad break finishes and there is Karin at the Newswall talking across the newscentre somewhere. Can't quote the conversation verbatim, but she was saying like, oh I can't get over having to wear suits and suit trousers to work here. In my last job I was behind a desk all the time and could wear jeans and combats......blah blah........



Now the gallery should have been in long before now so not sure if they didn't or she couldn't hear them cos next thing she does is launch into rehearsing the headlines....."The headlines on Sky News this hour .......(whatever top story was)" - at least twice



Then she obviously finally gets the word from the gallery that she's live and launches into the headlines once more, only to be cut off half way through the second story cos the review was obviously timed to meet the next top of the hour.



Anyway to clear it up that was the jeans and combats episode at the newswall.

dodrade
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Post by dodrade » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:07 pm

Interesting story. Makes me wonder what presenters on other channels could be wearing beneath the desk. I remember a Children in need rocky horror show sketch where Michael Buerk was revealed to be wearing fishnet stockings. And there was once a BBC Weather man who regularly wore shorts. Can't remember his name but he was one of those who claimed he was bullied by Bill Giles. I think his first name was richard. Could this kind of thing be common in newsrooms?

RoxyM
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Post by RoxyM » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:45 am

I'd like to say how impressed I was with the way Anjali Rao and Steve Gaisford handled themselves throughout the Tsunami coverage and that's it such a shame they haven't appeared to work together since. Admittedly after a few days the story was best told at the scene but they were there when the story unfolded - am I the only person who think they did a brilliant job?



I really rate them both as the fresh new faces of Sky News and hope we see more of them when the channel re-launches (whenever that may be!).



I just hope some of the presenters who are being graded less than 5 don't take offence! That's why I've decided to just mention my favourites!

NEWSBOY2
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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:48 am

I find it hard to focus on Steve with his cross - eye.

RoxyM
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Post by RoxyM » Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:50 pm

are you getting him confused with Martin?

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