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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:48 am

On Monday 26th July 2004 Sky will be reporting on the Democratic Convention.

Use this thread to discuss Sky's News coverage.



Ian Woods has been reporting on the Election so far

Alex Rossi and Andrew Wilson are also in the U.S

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Post by carjacbar » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:56 pm

If Andrew Wilson's talking, I'll be watching.

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Post by st1407 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:18 pm

Are there any special shows like CNN has? Or are there just segments in the news?

I hope we'll see some pictures of the coverage!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:40 am

Sky News have released plans of their coverage of the US presidential election battle.



Political Editor Adam Boulton looks at the Republican and Democratic parties: who they are, what they stand for, why people vote for them and their prospects of winning. He will be profiling the Presidential nominees and their running mates. Following the election, Adam will be presenting a special programme reflecting on the results and the implications for the rest of the world.



Sunday 24 October: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Democratic America



Sunday 31 October: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Republican America



Sunday 07 November: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Election Special



US Correspondent Andrew Wilson will be travelling across America to investigate issues concerning the voters.



Monday 25 October: Oregon - Energy, Economy, Conservation



Tuesday 26 October: South Carolina - War in Iraq



Wednesday 27 October: Arizona - Immigration, Homeland Security



Thursday 28 October: Oklahoma - Religion, the Right, the ?Bible Belt?



Friday 29 October: New York - Ground Zero, the Patriot Act



Saturday 30 October: Jeremy Thompson will be in Florida over the weekend, in the run-up to the election.



Tuesday 2 November: The Sky News team will provide live coverage of the election. Anchors Jeremy Thompson and Julie Etchingham will be supported by the Sky News Washington Bureau and live updates from Adam Boulton.

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Post by tim1 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:55 pm

Sky News have released plans of their coverage of the US presidential election battle.



Political Editor Adam Boulton looks at the Republican and Democratic parties: who they are, what they stand for, why people vote for them and their prospects of winning. He will be profiling the Presidential nominees and their running mates. Following the election, Adam will be presenting a special programme reflecting on the results and the implications for the rest of the world.



Sunday 24 October: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Democratic America



Sunday 31 October: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Republican America



Sunday 07 November: Sunday With Adam Boulton: Election Special



US Correspondent Andrew Wilson will be travelling across America to investigate issues concerning the voters.



Monday 25 October: Oregon - Energy, Economy, Conservation



Tuesday 26 October: South Carolina - War in Iraq



Wednesday 27 October: Arizona - Immigration, Homeland Security



Thursday 28 October: Oklahoma - Religion, the Right, the ?Bible Belt?



Friday 29 October: New York - Ground Zero, the Patriot Act



Saturday 30 October: Jeremy Thompson will be in Florida over the weekend, in the run-up to the election.



Tuesday 2 November: The Sky News team will provide live coverage of the election. Anchors Jeremy Thompson and Julie Etchingham will be supported by the Sky News Washington Bureau and live updates from Adam Boulton.


Johnnie, mate - I have some advice.



The head of the ITV News Channel is some bloke called Dominic Crossley-Holland and the head of BBC News 24 is Roger Mosey - I think you should send them an invoice for services rendered!



If they ever wanted to know what the competition had planned, all they need do is check this website. You should start charging them for providing all this information.



The news planning desks at the BBC and ITV news must love you!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:29 pm

or they could go to the Sky Publicity Website and get the info from there... Just like i did.



Maybe Dominic and Roger may surprise me with some good coverage of the U.S Elections then....? Doubt it..

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Post by tim1 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:37 pm

Johnnie,



Between you and me, I don't think the Beeb or ITV would...though would love to know what they've planned. No doubt the Beeb are going to throw a squadron of staff at the story.



I make this release a 10-0 own goal from Sky Publicity.



Would have thought that on the biggest story of the year Sky would have kept their battle plans secret?!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:40 pm

It really doesn't matter, Sky have only published half their coverage... I'm sure Newswall presentations, Graphics and Interviews will be apart of Sky's battle plan

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Post by Steven » Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:01 pm

tim1+Aug 20 2004, 09:34 PM(tim1 @ Aug 20 2004, 09:34 PM)

Would have thought that on the biggest story of the year Sky would have kept their battle plans secret?!






Seriously? These plans are hardly earth-shatteringly-ground-breaking.

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Post by rob237 » Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:52 pm

carjacbar+Jul 26 2004, 11:38 AM(carjacbar @ Jul 26 2004, 11:38 AM)

If Andrew Wilson's talking, I'll be watching.




IMO, the most articulate and objective of all our TV reporters - by some distance.



Can speak off the cuff at will and, rather like Ms Ford, rarely if ever drops an 'h'.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:43 pm

Sky are now using U.S. Election Graphics.



http://skynewsforums.co.uk/fileuploader/ussplit.jpg

Split screen



http://skynewsforums.co.uk/fileuploader/usname.jpg

Name strap



There's also a sting which is played just before a U.S. Election story.

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Post by philg » Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:04 am

Judging by the new US Vote 2004 advert with Andrew Wilson that is being played, Sky News have hired a private plane for his trip around America. In the ad there are a lot of shots of Andrew around or in a plane with a huge sky news logo on the side, similar to the Sky Copter.

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Post by eagleeye » Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:52 am

how fast is he talking? Is he wearing those daft earphones?



Tim 1 clearly works in the claustrophobic, internal-bubble world of the London mediaaah. Ordinary people (that's peasants like us, who pay to watch TV...) see things differently. It's 'obvious' coverage to us, but in their highly competitive world, everything another network does has to be bettered. Yawn. Anyone spoken to Bush's dog yet? See Kerry was in camouflage, out hunting today to prove he's as good 'n ole boy as the rest of 'em.

May Mercy preserve us. It's another country out there, as Ian Rush once said about Italy.

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Post by philg » Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:31 pm

Does anyone know when Jeremy Thompson will be in Florida? I haven't seen anything from him yet. Maybe in Live at Five.

Good to see Keith Graves, his report today was pretty scathing against the republicans in Florida, which is of course excellent.

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Post by eagleeye » Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:20 pm

Did you see the Osama video? Alive and well and hoping for a Bush victory I'll bet...the news here reported that the Bush administration tried to stop Al Jazeera from showing it....spin anyone?!

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Post by Mr Byrne » Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:19 pm

Actually I was dissapointed in Bin Laden. Two Western journalists, that I know of, met him in the 90's. Peter Arnett and I can't remember the others name, english guy, lives in Beirut. But both of those Journalists said that Bin Laden was extremely intelligent. I for one believe that, so I'm disspointed in his broadcast. We haven't seen him in ages, I was expected something a lot bigger than that, maybe.



As regards Sky's coverage of the election, I watched Sky accross america all last week, I thought it was excellent. No other channel matched it. Andrew Wilson aced everybody and the best has yet to come.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sun Oct 31, 2004 7:42 pm

I heard that JT was on Live at 5 yesterday.



Julie Etchingham is on Sky now live from Washington (2.10pm), she is linking to U.S. Election reports. She said she'll be back on Live at 5.

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Post by philg » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:25 pm

Yes JT was in Washington yesterday linking to reports and doing lives with the various correspondants in the US. As you say, Julie is doing something very similar today. They seem to start at about 3 o'clock, not sure what time they finish.



Adam Boulton in Texas this weekend by the way, moved from Boston. he did a live with JT and Keith Graves yesterday afternoon.

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Post by philg » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:00 am

Judging by the coverage today, Sky have a proper studio overlooking the White House, as was seen when Jeremy and Julie talked to guests the camera panned out to show it all.



Julie presented parts of Live at Five from Washington for the first hour, and then Jeremy was in for the second.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:31 pm

Jeremy has been on most of the evening, he was on at 10pm.

Julie is working 6am - 1pm tomorrow and Tuesday, so maybe JT will do evening/night.



Is it just me or are the pictures (live feeds) from the U.S a little blurry, they don't seem to be as sharp as normal.. (maybe not enough light) ?

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Post by Kristian » Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:48 pm

NTSC resolution isn't as high as our PAL resolution. That's probably the issue to an extent, or entirely. I don't remember exactly how blurry it was.

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Post by eagleeye » Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:48 pm

HELP! Kevo, Ed, anyone...I've just been reading the Village Voice's election coverage (people are pressing the e-button to vote for Kerry and they're getting Bush ie the lawyers are warming up their bank balances) and this is what I read...(posted by Rick Perlstein):



coloro:redfonto:Arial/fonto"It's, like, heavier than the Sixties, man!



Forty years ago this week John M. Bailey, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, sent out an angry press release charging that "under the guise of setting up an apparatus to protect the sanctity of the ballot, the Republicans are actually creating the machinery for a carefully organized campaign to intimidate voters and to frighten members of minority groups from casting their ballots on November 3rd."



The Republican vote-suppression effort in 1964 was called "Operation Eagle Eye." colorcfontc/fontc



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. What's an EE to do? I am benign and am not a Bush plant (sorry that's a baaad one)



PS Is ANYONE left at Sky in London?! Hello, lonely person!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:38 pm

Ray Kennedy is in Washington for Sky News Ireland..

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:23 pm

Sky News have updated the static ticker:

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Post by Steven » Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:25 pm

Can I just go on the record and say that I'm reasonably impressed with Sky News' coverage so far. They've assembled a top notch team; JT and Etchers - my 2 top anchors, Adam Boulton - Political Editor and top rate analyser, Tim Marshall (no comments from Eagleeye please) Foreign Affairs Editor, Keith Graves - veteran Foreign Affairs Correspondent, of course the excellent Washington Correspondents Andrew Wilson (and yes wasn't his Sky Across America programme good) and Ian Woods, plus the young talent of Alex Rossi - who I'm impressed with (perhaps on his way to Jo'berg?).

I particularly liked Tim's newspaper analysis during Sunrise and SN Today this morning.

However, one gripe, if you'll alow, is that this election for me has highlighted the need for Sky News to have a proper Washington Bureau, with the ability to present programmes from it - all this roof top presentation stuff is starting to look a little amateurish.

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