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BBC News 2013 Promo - New Broadcasting House 03-11 18-29-35

From 1pm today, the BBC’s television news services – the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One, Six and Ten – will begin broadcasting from brand new studios at New Broadcasting House in central London. The move marks the end of the migration of BBC News and Current Affairs staff from Television Centre to the BBC’s new central London… Read more

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Sky News correspondent Mark Stone has been detained by Chinese police while filming in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Mark was reporting on China’s leadership transition after the National People’s Congress confirmed the country’s new president and prime minister. Although he had permission to film in the square he was asked by a police officer to stop and to accompany him to… Read more

Sky News Arabia Promo (10)

Sky News Arabia – the Abu Dhabi-based 24-hour Arabic-language news channel – is now available to UK viewers on Sky channel 855. The channel, in which BSkyB has a 50 per cent stake together with the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Company, was launched in May 2012. “The availability of Sky News Arabia on the Sky platform marks an important step… Read more

New Pope 2013 - Sky News HD Panel

With the Papal conclave meeting in a bid to elect the new Pope, Sky News will feature special HD side panels with a live shot of the Sistine chapel chimney. The colour of the smoke coming from the chimney indicates whether a new Pope has been chosen, black smoke when a decision hasn’t been made and white smoke when the… Read more

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Sky News and Sky Sports News presenters are to take part in ‘Dancing With Sky’s Stars’.. The charity event, which takes place on Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd 2013 at Silverstone Race Track, is to raise money for Cure For Dylan and Caring Matters Now. Dylan – daughter of Sky Sports News Producer Marc Souter – is a… Read more

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Sky’s Peter Spencer has retired from news reporting. He became a Political Correspondent for Sky in 1991 and has over thirty years experience both as a print journalist on Fleet Street, and as a broadcaster. Peter’s career began as a reporter on his local paper in Essex. From there he moved to the Fleet Street News Agency, then worked as… Read more

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Peter Rippon has been appointed editor of BBC’s news archive across BBC Online. The former Newsnight editor will take up the role to develop and lead the BBC’s Journal of Record initiative. Journal of Record aims to publish a television and radio news bulletin from every day of the BBC’s history: over 80 years of BBC journalism in the form… Read more

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Sky News has appointed the Daily Telegraph’s News Editor Matthew Bayley to the newly created role of Head of Specialist Journalism. Matthew will head up Sky’s team of specialist correspondents and editors from June 2013. “Sky News is a world class broadcaster with ambitious plans for the future. I am thrilled to be joining it at such an exciting time,”… Read more

RTS Awards

The Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012 are taking place tonight..(Wednesday 20 February 2013) The Awards Ceremony, hosted by Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson, is being held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London. List of nominees We’ll be posting updates and results throughout the evening as the awards are handed out.

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BBC journalists will stage a 24-hour strike on Monday 18 February 2013 in a row over jobs. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) will walk out from midnight as part of a campaign against compulsory redundancies. “NUJ members across the BBC are taking action to defend jobs and quality journalism at the corporation,” said Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general… Read more

Sky News Eamonn Holmes Star in Channel 4's Hollyoaks (10)

Sky News Sunrise presenter Eamonn Holmes made a cameo appearance in tonight’s edition of Channel 4’s soap opera, Hollyoaks. Character Mitzeee Minniver, played by Rachel Shenton, joined Eamonn in Sky’s Westminster studio to discuss the death of Riley Costello, and announced that she is five months pregnant with his child. Sky’s Joey Jones (pic 2) and Glen O’Glaza (pic 19)… Read more

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The Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2011/2012 will take place on Wednesday 20 February 2013. The Awards Ceremony, to be hosted by Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson, will be held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London. The RTS Television Journalism Awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs, both by organisations broadcasting in the… Read more

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At 6pm this evening, Sky News will be 24 years old! The 24 hour news channel launched on Sunday 5th February 1989. Penny Smith and Alastair Yates presented the first bulletin, followed an hour later by Bob Friend and Kay Burley. Sky News has posted a video of the stories and events, as well as some of the changing faces,… Read more

Sky News at Kings Cross Station 2

Sky News is to revamp its on screen look for the JCDecaux Transvision screens in rail stations across the country. As part of the redesign, Sky News will bring commuters breaking news stories from a wider range of sectors including news headlines, business, politics, entertainment and sport. Hugh Westbrook, Digital Producer at Sky News, said: “Sky News will have a… Read more

Sky News Prince Harry Documentary

Prince Harry has left Afghanistan after serving five months on the front line. This was the 28-year-old’s second stint in combat after serving 2 months in the country in 2007/8. Upon leaving the war zone, Prince Harry launched a scathing attack on the media, saying he should have been entitled to privacy in Las Vegas. In a interview conducted in… Read more

President Obama

President Barack Obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term today. The BBC News Channel and Sky News will have live coverage throughout the day from Washington DC. Here is today’s schedule (UK time): 1.45pm – Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church 2.30pm – Performances by Public School 22 Chorus, Lee University Choir and United States Marine Band… Read more

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Sky News has appointed The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kelso as Sports Correspondent. Paul has been the Chief Sports Reporter at the paper for the last four years. During that time he has covered major sports news stories and events including the London 2012 Olympics and the 2010 World Cup. In 2011 he was named Sports News Reporter of the Year… Read more

Amanda Walker of Sky News moves to America

Sky News has announced that it is to launch a bureau on the West Coast of America. U.S. correspondent Greg Milam, currently based in Washington DC, will relocate to Los Angeles to set up the new bureau. Amanda Walker, formerly Russia Correspondent has taken on the role of U.S. Correspondent, replacing Greg and joining Dominic Waghorn in Washington DC. Last… Read more

ITV Logo 2013

ITV has released the first ident of their 2013 rebrand. The network has uploaded the ident to YouTube, saying: “We think there’s magic to be found in the everyday and with the help of the Great British Public, we’ve captured this. “Our new channel idents (those little films that tell you which channel you’re watching) star real people going about… Read more

Andrew Marr BBC

BBC Presenter, Andrew Marr, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke yesterday (Tuesday 8th). In a statement, the BBC said: “Andrew Marr was taken ill yesterday and taken to hospital. The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment. “His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers…. Read more

Rageh Omaar

ITV News has appointed award-winning journalist Rageh Omaar as a special correspondent. Rageh will be responsible for covering a broad range of news stories and producing special in-depth reports from all around the UK and when required, on stories abroad. “Joining ITV News represents a return to news reporting for me, which is where my passion for journalism began,” said… Read more

Jake Tapper to CNN

Jake Tapper, who has served the last four years as ABC’s senior White House correspondent, has joined CNN as an anchor of a new weekday programme and as chief Washington correspondent. “We are thrilled to have Jake join CNN and take the helm of a brand new weekday program,” said Jautz. “Jake is an exceptional reporter and communicator, and we… Read more

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ITV News will produce its last 5.30am bulletin tomorrow morning. The programme, which launched on 15 February 1988, is begin axed as part of a budget review for 2013 of ITV’s news output. The company is also planning to create a new foreign affairs unit, headed by international editor Bill Neely and supported by a new international correspondent and news… Read more

NEW Sunrise a (1)

Sky News Sunrise launch a new look this morning (Monday 10th December 2012) The set remains in the ‘shoebox’ but has a new desk, a red sofa and the large plasma is now rotated to the portrait position, as it is for the Press Preview.

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From 9pm tonight Sky News will run daily one minute bulletins on Pick TV, the Freeview channel that showcases Sky content. The bulletins will be fast paced updates of the day’s top stories and will be presented from the Sky News Centre. The first bulletin will be presented by Sky News evening presenter, Martin Stanford. “This is a great opportunity… Read more

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Sky News business presenter, Joel Hills, is taking part in this month’s charity event, Movember! During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. Joel says his motivation… Read more