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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:04 pm

100% Agreed....



I like the latest /news alert strap.

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Post by philg » Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:46 pm

Agreed Stephen, except about the studio. I quite like the rooftop one they are using, at least it shows they are there, and gives an immediacy to everything. The BBC one from inside their Washington complex and the ITV one could be coming from anywhere as there are only screens. At least with Sky's and some of the other ones seen, eg: BBC rooftop position used on national news bulletins, and ITV one Trevor MacDonald was on last night you feel as though you really are just outside the White House.



Great coverage, all it needs is Martin Stanford with all his virtual reality stuff, which tends to be like them all- crap but good to watch!

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Post by Newsroom » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:33 pm

George Bush was giving a talk to Americans on how awful France's business and economic affairs were ( because France was opposed to his ideas on the Iraq war). One comment he made about the French was that "there was not even a French equivalent to the word entrepreneur" !!!!!!

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Post by Mr Byrne » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:37 pm

LOL @ Newsroom, Iremember that that was great, kind of like during the last election when he was asked about Northern Ireland and he goes "what state is that in?"



As regards the Sky Dtudio, I'm sure they could use a Fox studio any time they want and I think they're fine where they are however, that is not exclusively for Sky News!!!!! - Newsroom will agree with me that if you were to look at the Irish state broadcaster - RTE - w http://www.rte.ie/news">http://www.rte.ie/news> w (if you have the technology you can watch it) you will notice that they're reporting from right beside Sky News LOL. And the other day on sunrise I heard noise of people talking in the backround so I perume there is several networks from around the world at or near that particular location where Sky are reporting. It isn't unusual for that to happen.



However, I think its a terrible waste of money to have a SNI reporter in Wahsington and for the record, as far as I could tell, he isn't reporting from your famous and inexclusive Sky News desk (which I persume is just temporary).

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:46 am

philg+Nov 2 2004, 09:02 PM(philg @ Nov 2 2004, 09:02 PM)

Great coverage, all it needs is Martin Stanford with all his virtual reality stuff, which tends to be like them all- crap but good to watch!






Well, it's 11.13pm and the man in question is at the Newswall, Number crunching... oh and new audio bed and sting... Nice

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:50 am

Sky have CBS and Fox News on Sky News Active.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:55 am

Ah shame i can't see sky, but I reakon the BBC will do me proud, Peter Snow and graphics what more could one want?

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Post by kev667 » Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:25 pm

Great coverage from Sky. ..really quite conservative (in terms of calling results), more than the beeb even.. good all round though. That's the only way to do it. At the moment, Fox have called Ohio for Bush, which would give him the win.. we'll see, but they're probably correct.



Seriously looks like four more years...







kev.



<0558.. drudgereport calls a Bush win> lol.



<0639.. fox and nbc have called ohio. although the numbers are narrowing and it may be a lot closer than thought..!>



<0639.. funniest moment of the night, Ian Woods thought he was off camera, turned away to do something.. JT was ending the link to both of them.. and said 'we may be back with you well into the early hours...' as those words reached Woods, the way he screwed his face up in distress and despair was absolutely hilarious >





hehehe.. im still laughing.

<0630 - Democrats refuse to concede Ohio as they think votes to be counted will bring it to Kerry>

<0653 - CNN calls Ohio too close to call. 100,000 votes in it with 93% counted. Possibly still (upto)600,000 outstanding ballots still to count.. possibly (inc absentee and provisional)>

<0730 - John Edwards appears at Kerry HQ and says 'every vote will count in this election and we will fight for everone's vote' (meaning it might take 11 days to count all the ballots mentioned above.. we'll see!!)>

<0740 - it's really quite possible we'll see Kerry leading in the Electoral College very soon, with Bush around 3.7 million votes ahead in the pop vote.. Iowa have gone to bed as their machines brokes and people are 'fatigued'.. we won't get their votes in for a while. The lawyers are descending on Ohio as we speak.>



If Kerry wins the rest of them (he will, except Nevada (might swing)), Bush will need Iowa (7) and Ohio, Kerry just Ohio. 249/262 with two states to call. or 254/257 if Nevada goes R.



<0749 - KerryHQ tells the crowd to go home...Dem sources saying 'not giving an inch re: Ohio'>

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:21 pm

Sky's coverage has been brilliant..

Jeremy Thompson, Martin Stanford, Ian Woods have been brilliant, Martin doing 11 hours, JT doing 17 hours and Ian Woods is still live from Boston since yesterday.



Emma Hurd, Laurence Lee, Dominic Waghorn and Colin Brazier were all live on Sky just after 10.45 this morning talking about what George Bush winning another 4 years will mean to Europe, Mid-East, Far-East and Russia.



Here's a video of the US http://skynewscentre.co.uk/media/files/ussting.rmbreak bumper (.rm 336k)

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:28 pm

It's 1.47pm and we still have a score of Bush on 254 and Kerry with 242.

Still awaiting the results from 4 states..

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Post by Kristian » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:47 pm

Why are Sky and CBS the only networks that are still saying Kerry only has 242?

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:49 pm

The ITVNC has Kerry on 242, BBC N24 on 252.

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Post by Mr Byrne » Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:53 pm

I think the Sky coverage has been brilliant. I've been watching regualrly throughout the day, but I must say, it was dissapointing news from my perspective! - Seems from Sunrise, there was little hope left for kerry, my worst fears were confirmed @ Sky News Today.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:03 pm

There are reports that Kerry phoned Bush to concede the U.S. election.



Edit: Sky have updated their figures Bush: 274, Kerry: 242, States 47..

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Post by eagleeye » Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:31 pm

Bush apparently got the highest number of votes of any President in a US election.



Just been reported that many voters gave their reason for voting for Bush as "fear of terrorism".

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Post by Easty » Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:06 pm

Fantastic coverage from Sky! I was hooked all day. Jearmy and Julia were great in DC. Martin was lush at Sky News Centre. It was fast paced and up to the minute - fab graphics and interviews. Excellent!



Notes for improvement -

More presenters dotted about - Pull ot the Skycopter with Kay in it like they did for the Budget. Get Anna Botting a role to play. Maybe she could have been finding out Americans opinions.



More Adam Boulton. (or maybe I was just watching at the wrong time)



I better summary. Maybe someone (Juillete Foster) at the news wall at the top of the hour rather than just stats.

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Post by Steven » Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:21 pm

Excellent coverage - I'll even put my neck on the line and say it was the best of the british coverage - streets ahead of ITN and, IMO, better than Dimbleby et al on the Beeb.

I can't see a use for the Skycopter, but still think that a proper Washington studio is required - not just for these events but all year round.

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Post by Mr Byrne » Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:23 pm

You can add Ireland after Britain there Steven. I think Sky's coverage was the best out of any of the news networkls I have access to, and I did switch around.

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Post by fusionlad » Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:57 pm

Was Skys Studio verlooking the whitehouse some kind of tent? As you could see the US flag bits on the side moving slightly but presenters never looked widnswept?

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Post by Mr Byrne » Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:28 pm

It could have been a balcony but they weren't the only ones there. Several netowrks were in the same place actually.

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Post by Skybaby » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:35 pm

Well, at least some Americans have some decency



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