I think the sports news at 20 past the hour and the bulletin just before the hour is good, however sportsline after Sky News at Ten is too long. Sport is an important part of a news round up, but if people want it as in depth as sportsline gives it then surely they could just switch over to Sky Sports News..?
Sky Sports News and Sky News’ sports bullitens are 2 different products. Sky News gives a round-up of most sports news in under 10 minutes. Sky Sports News, on the other hand, provides a stretched out service focusing heavily on footy.
They should bring back a regular 30 minute buisiness programme like they used to have, before they scrapped their unique programming for generic, repetative rolling news presentation.
I also never watch sportsline. If they are going to do an in depth sports programme, perhaps they should broadcast from the Sky Sports studios instead, a change in scenery would be nice (not everything presented from the same news desk).
I do think that there is too much sports news on Sky News BUT I do not think they should reduce it.
Sky is mass media and the golden rule of mass media is “give the people what they want”! –
– I’m not big into sports or football or any of that sort of stuff but it appears that the majority of people in the British Isles anyway, are interested in sport and I’m sure that is why there is so much sports news on Sky news. – If thats what people wnat, long may it continue.