Sky News and Sky Sports News merged?

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  • Jk80
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    Have these two channels merged or something? When I switch between them I keep seeing the same football footage!!
    Oh well, after this final glut of football dominated coverage at least things will die down on that front now England are out. And I like football!

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    SSLuke
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    well SSN are a sports news channel so they;re supposed to cover this sort of thing, whereas I can’t help thinking that Sky News have been downright lazy this summer in having football dominate their running order – there’s far too much sport on that channel.

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    It can’t be easy being a non-sports fan, but I’m sorry to say the World Cup has been the event of the summer with many non-football fans eager to watch the games, particularly the England ones.
    It’s what everyone has been talking about, so Sky News has only been reflecting that.
    You’d better be prepared for the Ashes this winter and wait until 2012.

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    SSLuke
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    i’m not sure if you’re referring to me, but I’m a huge sports fan, and I’m already well-served by Sky Sports and SSN, as well as Radio Five Live and Talksport. I stand by my opinion that there is too much sport on Sky News – especially on weekends (probably because its cheaper and easier to cover).

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    Jk80
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    DaveGCI wrote:It can’t be easy being a non-sports fan, but I’m sorry to say the World Cup has been the event of the summer with many non-football fans eager to watch the games, particularly the England ones.
    It’s what everyone has been talking about, so Sky News has only been reflecting that.
    You’d better be prepared for the Ashes this winter and wait until 2012.

    But is “what everyone has been talking about” necessarily the same thing as news? Is news really about telling people what they want to hear – perhaps because more people will then tune in, some might argue – or is it about reporting what is going on in the world whether people like the story or not?

    I understand the occasional commercialism vs. news dilemma though and I’m sure a lot of other news media organisations share it, it’s just a shame that Sky News feels the need to go so big on this when SSN is available for those who have more than a passing interest in the story.

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    jk80 wrote:(DaveGCI @ Jul 2 2006, 06:03 PM) [snapback]15362[/snapback]


    It can’t be easy being a non-sports fan, but I’m sorry to say the World Cup has been the event of the summer with many non-football fans eager to watch the games, particularly the England ones.
    It’s what everyone has been talking about, so Sky News has only been reflecting that.
    You’d better be prepared for the Ashes this winter and wait until 2012.

    But is “what everyone has been talking about” necessarily the same thing as news? Is news really about telling people what they want to hear – perhaps because more people will then tune in, some might argue – or is it about reporting what is going on in the world whether people like the story or not?

    I understand the occasional commercialism vs. news dilemma though and I’m sure a lot of other news media organisations share it, it’s just a shame that Sky News feels the need to go so big on this when SSN is available for those who have more than a passing interest in the story.

    Sky News is all about audience figures which, not surprisingly, are said to be dropping.
    It has to be populist to attract advertisers.
    And being populist means reporting on the World Cup, the Premiership etc.
    That’s why Sky News has to stick with the rolling news format

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    Guvnorgaz
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    As Sky has a dedicated Sports News channel there should only be short sports reports on the News channel, its almost as if they are competing with each other at the moment

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    guvnorgaz wrote:As Sky has a dedicated Sports News channel there should only be short sports reports on the News channel, its almost as if they are competing with each other at the moment

    No, it’s just sport dominated the news while England were in the World Cup and Henman and Murray were in Wimbledon.
    It might not be popular with news saddos, who believe that news has to be about politics, famine or war, but it’s a fact.

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