Weekend SNI

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Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Thu May 20, 2004 7:13 am

What;s the story with weekend SNI? What happened--aint seen it? any1?

DonnieDarko
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Post by DonnieDarko » Thu May 20, 2004 2:21 pm

It's basically 5 minutes of Grainne Seoige sitting in a chair, too far away from the camera, introducing the *story highlights* from the week. Basically, 2 stories from each day, exactly as they were initially broadcast on the original day.

Obviously it's put together on Friday evening or something, in about 10 minutes, so then they can all have Staurday and Sunday off. (the same show repeated 4 times, twice on Saturday night and Twice on Sunday).

A bit dissapointing I thought. I had thought it would be some chat type thing reviewing the week with some guest.

Steven
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Post by Steven » Thu May 20, 2004 7:24 pm

I didn't actually see any of the weekend programming. I'm quite disappointed with what they are doing though. They might as well not bother really.



Perhaps the next step is to introduce weekend bullitens. What is the weekend news coverage like on RTE and TV3? You see, Sky News does quite well at the weekend in the UK because terrestrial news coverage is pretty weak over Saturday and Sunday.

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Thu May 20, 2004 7:33 pm

Steven SNI is in my opinion(like the irish entry for EUrovision)-a complete flop!

Weekend tv in ireland is reasonable on RTE but terrible on TV3.

RTEs weekend coverage are as follows:



A 10minute lunchtime news usually 12.50-1.00



A half hour 6.1 which is 15min news and 15min sportsnews



A 20min main evening usually starting @nine o'clock or a bit later.10min news and 10min sportsnews.



A 5min headline bulletin(live) around midnight.

TV3



A half hour bulletin from 5.30-6.00(inc. sportsnews)

Weekend bulletin@10 on SNI would i would say for ppl that do not go out on a Saturday night,do ok.

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Thu May 20, 2004 7:35 pm

Overall,i would give SNI 6months before Sky pulls out-sorry for being pessimistic.

Steven
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Post by Steven » Fri May 21, 2004 5:25 am

Overall,i would give SNI 6months before Sky pulls out-sorry for being pessimistic.






Whoa, is the same person that lambasted me for posting negative thoughts on SNI. That's a truly amazing u-turn there Newsroom.

I really can't see them pulling out to be honest.

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Fri May 21, 2004 5:29 am

Yeah thats because ur earlier comments irritated me.However,of what ive seen from SNI so far,I have not really been impressed of the "newsworthiness" of them.



Also,although the 10pm bulletin pulls in viewers,the7 is a total flop!!

Steven
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Post by Steven » Fri May 21, 2004 8:20 am

Also,though the 10pm bulletin pulls in viewers,the 7 is a total flop!!






Surely that isn't a reason to pull the whole service. It's no wonder that the 10pm bulletin is more successful - it's a good 3minutes longer and has better news content.

Yeah thats because ur earlier comments irritated me.






Talking of irritaions. When using commas they go directly after the last letter of the word, you then have a space, then the next word begins. I don't profess to be a grammarian or punctuation expert, but understand the BASIC uses of a comma. For somebody who is studying some kind of English, or similar, you should know that.

DonnieDarko
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Post by DonnieDarko » Fri May 21, 2004 10:04 am

Think you two are ever going to get around to a bout of fisticuffs? If so please let me know in advance! I'd love to see that =)

And as for your sense of disaster and doom re: SNI Newsroom. I agree completely with Steven. Unfortunately I only got to see Monday's 10pm bulletin this week, but I thought it was a big improvement on last week already. Sky have made a considerable investment in SNI and I imagine that they will concentrate on improving the bulletins in the hopes of luring more viewers. If organisations like SKY were as defeatist as you seem to suggest then we wouldn't have any news at all.

Anyway, remember TV3 when it first came on air? Everyone was predicting it's demise but all of these years later they're still slugging it out. Even their news bulletins have carved a niche for themselves (though with whom I have no idea), and Martin King (aka smiley prick) still has a job.

Whatever about SNI's merits and drawbacks when compared with RTE, it is already vastly superior than TV3 in every way imaginable.

DonnieDarko
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Post by DonnieDarko » Fri May 21, 2004 10:52 am

I happened to catch one of TV3's bulletins this week and saw that they had some mobile phone poll. It was done the very same as SKY's polls are done, minus the red button of course. Is this a new thing, or did they start imitating SKY NEWS on this a while back?

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, as they say!

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