I actually find the ticker rather annoying, so my preference would be that it isn’t on-screen 24/7. (!) Although I do use Sky News Active to catch up with all the other news, so for me the ticker just gets ignored most of the time.
Obviously people who do not have access to the ‘active’ service may find the ticker an important part of their Sky News viewing. So fair enough, each to their own.
Is a 24-7 ticker going to be included in the graphics change when it comes in 35 years time?
Many channels now seem to use the ticker to cover stories that they don’t cover in the bulletins (which is often a shame as they are worth covering). I find the ticker annoying and a cheap and nasty way of avoiding proper coverage of stories…but then maybe I’m being a dinosaur again, who can’t listen, watch and read at the same time.
I stand to be corrected but I think it’s an idea copied from the US networks. CNN have had it for ages.