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  • Bbriscoe
    bbriscoe
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    Steve’s on his own for news at 10?? I’ve only just tuned in…has it been just him since 8?

    Seems strange to have one of their high profile bulletins only presented by 1 person!

    It’s a bit bland to be honest! It’s amasing how much of a difference a ‘couple’ on screen makes.

    Ben

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    Johnnie
    Johnnie
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    I heard that Paula was on for about 10 minutes at 8pm ….

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    Hello
    Hello
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    I would have thought that in a situation like that that someone could have been pressed into service at short notice to present the programme alongside Steve. There must be someone in the building who could cover. If need be rearrange the roster as needed.

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    Kelly
    Kelly
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    I would have thought that in a situation like that that someone could have been pressed into service at short notice to present the programme alongside Steve.  There must be someone in the building who could cover.  If need be rearrange the roster as needed.

    There may have only been other male presenters around and they could not be used as there should be a male and female presenter when there are 2 peresenters.

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    Tanya
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    There may have only been other male presenters around and they could not be used as there should be a male and female presenter when there are 2 peresenters.

    Not necessary! In many occasions there have been 2 male presenters. If this would happen during day shift they would definitely need another presenter (male or female) right away. There was nothing going on that evening, no reports from the newswall or interviews from Central London, I think it was one breaking news and Steve was more than capable to do it on his own.

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    Tanya

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    Newsroom
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    Steve coped very well on the interview with SkyIrelands Eibhlin Ni Chonghaile in relation to the pub in Galway(West coast) going against the smoking ban.

    As he passed to the sports presenter,he wittily said”thats put me right in the mood for a pint of the black stuff!”

    He truly is a great presenter.

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    Bbriscoe
    bbriscoe
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    The problem was that although Steve is a very good Sky presenter, with him on his own it seemed bland and to be honest quite boring.

    Sky should have got someone in to cover, especially for the very high profile ‘Sky News at 10’. This is one of the very few times during the day when Sky News goes head to head with news on both BBC and ITV, and they need to make sure they have a good programme.

    Ben

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    Steven
    Steven
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    especially for the very high profile ‘Sky News at 10’. This is one of the very few times during the day when Sky News goes head to head with news on both BBC and ITV

    Well, the evening schedule (anything post 8pm) isn’t very high profile. Indeed, it isn’t high profile at all.

    Should Sky really try to compete with the BBC (remember ITV news is now at 10.30pm)? Personally I think not. Surely they should be concentrating on the times when the public can’t get their news from a terrestrial channel?

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    Bbriscoe
    bbriscoe
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    Actually, I beg to differ…the evening slots are high profile. There is no reason why Sky should offer an inferior product at 10pm so people have to turn over to BBC 1.

    Evening slots are the best times for attracting viewers as people are home from work…bigger audience to attract. Therefore they should be offering a product that is worthy to challenge the terrestial channels.

    Ben

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    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
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    Why is Steve a great presenter?

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    Steven
    Steven
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    Actually, I beg to differ…the evening slots are high profile. There is no reason why Sky should offer an inferior product at 10pm so people have to turn over to BBC 1.

    Evening slots are the best times for attracting viewers as people are home from work…bigger audience to attract. Therefore they should be offering a product that is worthy to challenge the terrestial channels.

    Ben

    Well, I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be high profile. If you look at some of my previous posts you’ll see that I have taken quite a few opportunities to mention the need for better evening programming. Nobody wants to see quality prime-time programming more than me. My point was that it isn’t high profile because Sky News don’t consider it to be. There is history to this; Sky News has never really performed well in the evenings.

    Why? I believe it is because in the evenings people don’t want to see rolling news. They want that during the daytime, whilst they are on the go. So that they can dip in and out, as they please. In the evenings people want to watch drama, entertainment, films, etc with a news summary programme. So with 6 million people already tuning into BBC1 at 10pm why try to split that audience. Surely it is better to offer a product at 8pm or 9pm. Remember Sky are a business and any money they invest must be able to reap the ad revenue. A quality programme at 10pm with a low audience – because they are all watching the Beeb – isn’t going to cut it.

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