This may have been discussed before, I’m not sure.
But I’ve been thinking that Sky should have a specific glocal news channel, Sky News International, or Sky World etc. On this international version would be specific strands from different parts of the world, for example, an Asian bulletin, a US belletin and so on. An international financial business programme.
Whilst Sky News as it is would return more to previous forms, still keeping indepth programmes like The Sky Report, but go the whole way, instead of this half hearted stuff we get at the moment. Sky Report doesn’t really have any different content to the rest of the day. World news on this channel would be reduced to 30 mins at say 20:30.
Sky News International could utilise the facilities of Sky News Australia, and also set up studios in Washington, Hong Kong. This is of course purely discussion, and budgets wouldn’t currently support it, but what do people think about it.
AJ wrote:There was talk of launching a Sky News channel in the USA a few years ago, but this was blocked by Fox News.
Yeah, I remember that. They obviously felt threatened. There was also talks some years ago of Sky and CBS joining forces to create a dedicated international news service/channel. I’m sure that is unlikely at the moment, but would be interesting nonetheless.