Sky News Ireland is expanding so all the talk of the axe falling was it appears people hoping who just don’t want to see it succeed.
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SKY NEWS IRELAND EXPANDS NEWS SERVICE
– More jobs:bigger newsroom –
Monday September 6th 2004: Sky News Ireland is set for further expansion with the announcement that it is recruiting additional staff to grow its news operation and increasing the size of its Dublin-based newsroom.
Sky News Ireland is seeking to recruit candidates for a number of key roles, including, Executive Producer, producers, Picture Editor, News Operations Assistant, Production Assistant and Satellite Operator/Engineer. The expansion will bring the number of personnel employed by Sky News Ireland to 30.
The service also plans to increase the size of its state-of-the-art newsroom to expand its technical capacity.
Nick Pollard, Head of Sky News, said: “The enhancement of our newsgathering operation highlights the success of our Irish news service. We have a first rate team at Sky News Ireland and we are now looking to recruit more top news talent to join them. Sky News has covered a number of significant and exclusive stories on its Irish service. This investment, together with an increase in our newsroom size, will ensure we provide a quality alternative news service for Ireland.”
Mark Deering, Director, Sky Ireland said: “This latest investment underlines Sky’s commitment to Ireland. The expansion of the news service – both in terms of staff and facilities – is aimed at building on the news service’s success since its launch in May. Sky Ireland is committed to providing choice and quality to its subscribers.”
The Sky News Ireland service – which was launched in May – broadcasts two half hourly bulletins each evening at 7.00pm and 10.00pm. Anchored by Gr?inne Seoige, the bulletins cover news, sport and weather across the country.
Nearly a quarter of all homes in Ireland (323,000 subscribers as of 30th June 2004) – as well as almost seven million subscribers in the UK – can see a continuous loop of the programme from 7.30pm (updated at 10.30pm) throughout the night via Sky News Active by pressing the red button on the remote control.
The service is available to two thirds of Irish households via cable, mdds and satellite.