Vote '05 - Pre-Election

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Post by calciofan » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:00 pm

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>>> Five to simulcast Sky News election coverage



Five is to simulcast Sky News? general election results on Five News, it was announced today.



The broadcast, presented by Five News presenter, Julie Etchingham, and Sky News? Political Editor, Adam Boulton, will start at 12.05 and run until 06.00 overnight on 5th May.



Nick Pollard, Head of Sky News, said: "We are delighted that Sky News will have its first terrestrial platform for an Election Night. Viewers will be offered a fresh alternative to the usual suspects with Sky's fast-paced, live coverage anchored by Five News presenter Julie Etchingham and our highly-regarded Political Editor Adam Boulton."



http://www.skypressoffice.co.uk/SkyNews ... sp?id=1775>>> More on Sky News Press Office

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Post by calciofan » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:31 pm

I hope Jeremy Thompson has a key role on Sky News' coverage of the elections - I know he's been in Rome and that he will not front the election night programme, but I hope he gets some sort of a role. I've heard nothing yet, which would be a great shame.

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Post by Steven » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:44 am

Hello+Apr 20 2005, 11:31 PM(Hello @ Apr 20 2005, 11:31 PM)

Where's Boris Johnstone at the moment? Anyone seen him on TV during the election campaign? I need cheered up. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:





Oh he's a hoot. Michael Crick did a feature on him, and David Blunkett, for Newsnight recently. He asked him to quote the Tory's pledges (Cleaner hospitals etc), and he did it. Boris kept on being asked for his autograph from people who recognised him from HIGNFY.

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Post by Hello » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:49 am

and is Boris the next Tory Party leader? <_< <_<

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Post by philg » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:50 pm

Friday, 7pm: A special Boulton factor, live from Rossendale and Darwen presented by Anna Botting and Kay Burley. An audience will basically be able to quiz politicians in a town-hall style debate that I think featured in Sky's coverage last time.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:15 pm

philg+Apr 27 2005, 12:00 AM(philg @ Apr 27 2005, 12:00 AM)

Friday, 7pm: A special Boulton factor, live from Rossendale and Darwen presented by Anna Botting and Kay Burley. An audience will basically be able to quiz politicians in a town-hall style debate that I think featured in Sky's coverage last time.





Anna Botting, I thought Kay said Adam Boulton. :rolleyes:



An interview with Tony Blair with be on Wednesday's (27th) Boulton Factor (7PM)

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Post by Steven » Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:52 pm

Mediaguardian monkey is running a story on Kay Burley's outfits whilst she is flitting about the Lancashire countryside. They've included a link to the best Sky News tribute site* there is around.





*this site by the way

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Post by philg » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:17 am

Anna Botting, I thought Kay said Adam Boulton.Sorry if she did, on monday night I though she said "Anna will be here too", but it could have been Adam. Makes more sense now I think about it, maybe I need a hearing aid.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:49 am

calciofan+Apr 26 2005, 04:16 PM(calciofan @ Apr 26 2005, 04:16 PM)

I hope Jeremy Thompson has a key role on Sky News' coverage of the elections - I know he's been in Rome and that he will not front the election night programme, but I hope he gets some sort of a role. I've heard nothing yet, which would be a great shame.





I was wondering why JT was in this Press Office picture, but no need to wonder anymore, Jeremy Filed a report today from the Labour campaign bus.

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Post by Sparrow » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:59 am

Good to see that Sky has assembled its "hot" team for the election. Adam Boulton's interview with the PM last night became a news item in itself - well done SKY, you have no peer when it comes to getting the politicians tied up in their own verbiage.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:56 pm

It's a shame Prescott hasn't punched anyone yet, and not a single egg attack.

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Post by daved2424 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:30 pm

philg+Apr 27 2005, 07:15 PM(philg @ Apr 27 2005, 07:15 PM)

Anna Botting, I thought Kay said Adam Boulton.Sorry if she did, on monday night I though she said "Anna will be here too", but it could have been Adam. Makes more sense now I think about it, maybe I need a hearing aid.





Yes, Kay and Adam will be presenting tonight from the Sky News bus which has no wheels so cannot infact visit anywhere else...

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Post by calciofan » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:14 pm

What the hell are Sky showing on now (at 7pm)? No lights, some crap room and two presenters who are preseting at the same time.



Kay was just about to interview a student on tuition fees and was stopped because she forgot about the comercial break.



And at the 7.30 break, they (Adam and Kay) were both speaking at the same time.



You can see so many shaddows on the screen! This is rubbish!



Who planned this show? Have they got a plan?

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Post by calciofan » Sun May 01, 2005 7:48 am

coloro:redSKY NEWS COVERAGE - LATEST:colorc I've just checked the Sky Guide and it confirms that Jeremy Thompson will present a 'Results Show' along side Kay Burley from 9am on Friday May 6th 2005. I think that will last until 7pm when The Boulton Factor returns with Adam.



Thursday 5th May 2005 - 2100: Vote '05 with Julie & Adam.

(live covrage of the election results on five from 2400 to 0600)



Friday 6th May 2005 - 0900: Results Show with Jeremy & Kay.



Friday 6th May 2005 - 1900: The Boulton Factor with Adam.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sun May 01, 2005 1:29 pm

Sky News Centre Poll: http://www.skynewscentre.co.uk/vote05/s ... 4e918c2dbd>



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Post by daved2424 » Sun May 01, 2005 8:53 pm

I don't like it. It looks like a space ship. There's a bit more to the left which you don't see in the video and is actually quite a good bit but it doesnt redeem it. But I think the virtual house of commons will be good though.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon May 02, 2005 12:33 am

daved2424+May 1 2005, 04:37 PM(daved2424 @ May 1 2005, 04:37 PM)

I don't like it. It looks like a space ship. There's a bit more to the left which you don't see in the video and is actually quite a good bit but it doesn't redeem it. But I think the virtual house of commons will be good though.





OK, where is this studio? is it apart of the new building? and can we expect to see anything on the blue/grey walls? like backdrops, graphics etc, the walls look pretty dull in the video.

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Post by philg » Mon May 02, 2005 11:40 am

Couldn't agree more about the walls being dull, it seems as though there will be something on them, as you can see a vague swirling pattern on them, looks like the Vote 05 symbol. Be good if a projection of a newsroom or House of Commons was put on them. I think it is important that the Studio does not look as self contained as it does in the promo, or it will look pathetic against the BBC's monster.



The studio does look a lot like a space ship, didn't some Sky News insider say that the new studio would look like NASA mission control? A sign of the future maybe?

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Post by daved2424 » Mon May 02, 2005 12:13 pm

Well obviously I can't give anything away but what I can say that the election studio is Studio 7 at Osterly and is not in the new building. It is the same studio where programmes like Monday Night Football, Poker Million and Rugby Club are filmed. And yes it is a bit cramped.

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Post by philg » Tue May 03, 2005 7:09 am

Why don't Sky create a double tiered studio, similar to the Millenium studio? If I remember rightly, there was a platform above the main studio, which presenters walked across possibly with a screen at one end or something. I assume that it wasn't real, and all made using VR, so why don't Sky do something similar, for example have Martin Stanford walking along with graphics etc, then ending up in his virtual House of Commons. It could come from a different Green CSO Screen style studio, and therefore space wouldn't be an issue and it would make the whole studio look bigger and more impressive. Continuing this idea they could really get excited and have a multi level studio, but obviously it would have to look realistic, and not have little bits of studio hovering in mid air! It is possible, because ITV are suspending their studio virtually above the atrium at ITN HQ, and I imiagine that will look plausible. Just an idea...

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Post by AJ » Tue May 03, 2005 7:37 am

NEWSBOY2+Apr 28 2005, 07:52 PM(NEWSBOY2 @ Apr 28 2005, 07:52 PM)

It's a shame Prescott hasn't punched anyone yet, and not a single egg attack.





Indeed!



The parties haven't visited Sunny Rhyl in North Wales this year - I wonder why!?

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue May 03, 2005 8:25 am

Sky News presenters will be in key seats up and down the country this Thursday (Anna botting, Lisa Aziz, Steve Dixon, Lorna Dunkley, to name a few)

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Post by daved2424 » Tue May 03, 2005 8:53 am

philg+May 2 2005, 03:40 PM(philg @ May 2 2005, 03:40 PM)

Why don't Sky create a double tiered studio, similar to the Millenium studio? If I remember rightly, there was a platform above the main studio, which presenters walked across possibly with a screen at one end or something. I assume that it wasn't real, and all made using VR, so why don't Sky do something similar, for example have Martin Stanford walking along with graphics etc, then ending up in his virtual House of Commons. It could come from a different Green CSO Screen style studio, and therefore space wouldn't be an issue and it would make the whole studio look bigger and more impressive. Continuing this idea they could really get excited and have a multi level studio, but obviously it would have to look realistic, and not have little bits of studio hovering in mid air! It is possible, because ITV are suspending their studio virtually above the atrium at ITN HQ, and I imiagine that will look plausible. Just an idea...





Well there are two good reasons for not doing it like that. The first being cost. The second being facilities. Sky News will be utilising a total of four studios on election night. The main News studio, the election studio, the VR studio for the House of Commons and Millbank (for interviews). That is a lot of staff and a huge cost. They may also like to keep away from tiers and that may be something that is planned for a later date. Also, virtual studios often look rubbish.

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