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  • Lakewood
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    Monday, August 1 2005, 23:34 BST — by Neil Wilkes

    BBC News 24 has claimed to be the channel of choice for viewers last month.

    The month was populated with several major news events, including Live 8, the Olympic Bid result, the IRA announcing an end to its armed campaign and the terror attacks on London.

    News 24 reported a reach of 15 million viewers through July – 39% of multichannel homes – compared to 13 million (34%) for Sky News and 8.8 million (23%) for the ITV News Channel.

    The station is also ahead on weekly reach, currently averaging 5 million to Sky’s 4.6 million.

    #19381
    Sky.dub
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    Wo…that’s a surprise. News 24’s straps and settings aren’t as good as Sky’s, nor the presenters. But i suppose the BBC has an underlying credibility with the public, that perhaps Sky News does not have. Nevertheless, the ratings stated above don’t take into account pubs. During the London attacks, I heard that my local pubs at least, were showing Sky News and not News 24.

    #30683
    Daved2424
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    News 24 straps are much better than Sky’s. Watch the same news story on News 24 and then on Sky but muted and tell me from which channel you know most about the story.

    #30684
    Sky.dub
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    They may tell more information, but in terms of appearance, Sky wins outright. The writing on News 24 looks huge.

    #30685
    Steven
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    Real interesting this. Admittedly I have found N24 more bearable recently. The big question surely is if this will have any effect on the re-launch?

    #30686
    Daved2424
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    I tend to agree with Steven. Watching News 24 is like watching the Guardian and Sky News is like watching the Sun, with ITV News being the Beano.

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    Lakewood
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    Maybe one reason why N24 is more bearable is that it doesn’t have Kay Burley working for it. Seems to me N24 is not personality nor tabloid driven. The comparison daved2424 makes seems to me to very valid.

    #30688
    Tippguy
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    but isn’t that just the ratings from multichannel homes what about the rest. i think news24 is so boaring to watch. if this new studio is as good as people are saying sky are going to wipe the board wiith ratings.

    #30689
    Daved2424
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    A studio doesn’t make a news station!

    #30690
    Sky.dub
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    daved2424+Aug 3 2005, 12:43 AM(daved2424 @ Aug 3 2005, 12:43 AM)

    A studio doesn’t make a news station!

    It does make it easy on the eye..Sky just seems more fun than News 24. But i’m in no doubt that the BBC has fundamentally more credibility with the public.

    #30691
    Daved2424
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    Is fun a quality you look for in newscasting?

    #30692
    Skyspy
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    daved2424+Aug 3 2005, 01:19 PM(daved2424 @ Aug 3 2005, 01:19 PM)

    Is fun a quality you look for in newscasting?

    They could put a fun fair in either chanel’s studio to provide more entertainment and I still wouldnt watch for more than a couple of minutes .

    #30693
    Sky.dub
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    daved2424+Aug 3 2005, 01:19 PM(daved2424 @ Aug 3 2005, 01:19 PM)

    Is fun a quality you look for in newscasting?

    I knew someone would ask that. I suppose by fun i mean energy, interest and motivation.

    #30694
    Waywellian
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    I’ve been a keen viewer of Sky News since about 1992, I still prefer them to BBC News 24 (and the others, including the American news channels) but, personally speaking, I’m repeatedly annoyed by all the bright on-screen graphics. They make Sky appear like a TV version of The Sun, which perhaps does nothing for their image. And I hate the ticker as it’s way too distracting (but maybe that’s just me?!). But do others perhaps think Sky News is also losing viewers to BBC News 24 because they’re not broadcasting in widescreen; I hate to say it but I often turn over for live events to the Beeb because they broadcast in widescreen (although…BBC News 24’s banners are becoming increasingly intrusive too)? Does anyone have any idea if Sky will soon be widescreen?

    #30695
    Daved2424
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    Yes, from relaunch. And in true 16:9 and not 14:9 like the beeb. ITV refuses to do anything other than 4:3, but who watches that rubbish anyway?

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