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  • Rob1547
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    Hey There! I’ve been searching aroud this forum and other sites to learn more about SkyNews! I like in the US and I dont get Sky, but I was wondering if someone could tell me exactly what Sky is and tell me anything else I should know! Thanks!

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    HBox
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    Hi, Sky is a UK satellite broadcaster, similar perhaps to ABC, CBS or FOX in America. They broadcast a whole range of channels, as well as their own ones, for example Sky News, Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Sky One (an entertainment channel), Sky Box Office and Sky Travel.

    Sky News has been around for over 15 years, and is the UK’s favourite 24 hour news channel. It broadcasts in various countries around the world (not the US because FOX blocked an attempt by Sky to launch Sky News over there).

    Sky News is going to launch a major revamp in the coming months, so keep your eyes open, a lot of people are eagerly awaiting the re-launch.

    If you havn’t already done so, you should visit http://www.sky.com/news this is Sky News’ website.

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    Wolverine
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    <_ <

    I have a question too.
    What is Five news where J.Etchingham is currently working ?
    What channel does it depend on ?

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    Dirkyt
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    I think I am right in saying that SKY News provides news coverage for Channel Five – a channel in its own right.

    Like ITN – who provide the news service for Channel Four and ITV – News Channels/Agencies hold franchises for terrestrial coverage.

    This is being debated at the moment in Scotland – where Scottish Television and Grampian Television are looking at creating an alternative international news service – ditching ITN’s ITV News. They might have their own News at 10.30 soon. This is because the franchise for ITN supplying news to these regions is under review. They may launch something like ‘Scotland Tonight’ or ‘Newsday Scotland’ etc. I hope that Anne MacKenzie (what a surprise) is at the helm of this. Someone who is established and credited with both Scottish and network programmes should not be overlooked!!

    While ITV News has been rebranded the broadcasts are still ITN productions (see end credits of Lunchtime,Evening and Weekend News – as well as News at 10.30)

    SKY News credits appear after Five News bulletins and updates are broadcast. This means that Five tap into SKY News resources, studios, reporters and to some extent presenters. All live broadcasts will be via SKY vans etc. I think that Kirsty Young’s healthy pay packet will be from BSKYB?? :blink:

    I am not sure about whether or not the editorial side of things have carried on from the ITN days – or if they are SKY news editors involved now?? :unsure:

    Bloody hell – don’t I go on!!! BLAH – BLAH – BLAH!!

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    PJMulholland
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    Sky News is another one of Rupert Murdochs playthings (like FOX News)

    The only difference is he hasn’t had the guts to turn it into a geobbelesque propoganda outfit like its sister station. Yet.

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    Daved2424
    daved2424
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    No, the difference is he can’t by law. We have different regulations here. He certainly would if he could.

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    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
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    Isn’t a case of not having the guts, he can’t. The staff would revolt and it wouldn’t work. Broadcasting is much more heavily regulated here than in America, and politically we aren’t as conservative and patriotic. However I’ve always wondered what would happen if the Sun newspaper decided to create its own news channel.

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    HBox
    HBox
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    PJMulholland+Jun 2 2005, 01:00 AM–>(PJMulholland @ Jun 2 2005, 01:00 AM)
    Sky News is another one of Rupert Murdochs playthings (like FOX News)

    The only difference is he hasn’t had the guts to turn it into a geobbelesque propoganda outfit like its sister station. Yet.

    I have to agree that you are a moron. I ditto the above two posts and also Sky News is not one of Rupert Murdoch’s play things, his company News Corp only own around 36% of shares in BSkyB which is the parent company of Sky News. And in relation to the above two posts, I don’t think any news channel in this country can be a ‘play thing’ because of all the regulations.

    People need to get out of the habbit of comparing Sky News to Fox News, the channels are actually very dissimilar.

    Try taking a very strong sedative.

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    Daved2424
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    After all, newspapers and magazines have definite editorial slants and dedicated readerships precisely because of this reason. Why should broadcasters not be free to project certain viewpoints? However, in the UK Sky News has to operate within the remit of ?due impartiality?, proposed by the government-appointed, though autonomous, Independent Television Commission [now OFCOM], making it difficult for Sky News to openly pursue a political position. Given the cultural influence of the BBC and the public-service broadcasting ethos, Sky News has tended to follow the standards set up by the BBC news journalism. However, Sky is under constant pressure from its owner, to treat news from conflict zones as drama and as an event. Dissatisfied with what he perceives as its staid presentation and ?liberal bias,? Murdoch wants Sky News to become more populist. ?Sky News is very popular and they are doing well but they don?t have the entertaining talk shows ? it is just a rolling half-hour of hard news all the time,? Murdoch told the New York Times.

    Source: http://wacc.dev.visionwt.com/de/publicatio…s_media_in_asia

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    Daved2424
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    I was trying to find out exactly where Sky News is available, but to no avail. One website quotes: “During 2003, plans to offer Sky News in the US were under consideration, but have since been dropped… Sky News is also available on satellite in Africa, the Middle East and India, while a sister service, Sky News Australia, is available in Australia and New Zealand.” But I know this list is not definiative as it is also available in places such as Italy and Cyprus. So as to it being available in the US, I am actually unsure.

    Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/sky-news

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    PJMulholland
    PJMulholland
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    Littlejohn anyone??? :rolleyes:

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