Steve on his own for News at 10

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Post by Newsroom » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:54 pm

Steve's on his own for news at 10?? I've only just tuned in...has it been just him since 8?

Seems strange to have one of their high profile bulletins only presented by 1 person!

It's a bit bland to be honest! It's amasing how much of a difference a 'couple' on screen makes.

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Post by Johnnie » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:13 pm

I heard that Paula was on for about 10 minutes at 8pm ....

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Post by Hello » Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:56 pm

I would have thought that in a situation like that that someone could have been pressed into service at short notice to present the programme alongside Steve. There must be someone in the building who could cover. If need be rearrange the roster as needed.

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Post by simon from thanet » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:01 am

I would have thought that in a situation like that that someone could have been pressed into service at short notice to present the programme alongside Steve.  There must be someone in the building who could cover.  If need be rearrange the roster as needed.




There may have only been other male presenters around and they could not be used as there should be a male and female presenter when there are 2 peresenters.

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Post by Tanya » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:52 am

There may have only been other male presenters around and they could not be used as there should be a male and female presenter when there are 2 peresenters.






Not necessary! In many occasions there have been 2 male presenters. If this would happen during day shift they would definitely need another presenter (male or female) right away. There was nothing going on that evening, no reports from the newswall or interviews from Central London, I think it was one breaking news and Steve was more than capable to do it on his own.



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Post by Newsroom » Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:31 am

Steve coped very well on the interview with SkyIrelands Eibhlin Ni Chonghaile in relation to the pub in Galway(West coast) going against the smoking ban.

As he passed to the sports presenter,he wittily said"thats put me right in the mood for a pint of the black stuff!"

He truly is a great presenter.

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Post by Newsroom » Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:21 pm

The problem was that although Steve is a very good Sky presenter, with him on his own it seemed bland and to be honest quite boring.

Sky should have got someone in to cover, especially for the very high profile 'Sky News at 10'. This is one of the very few times during the day when Sky News goes head to head with news on both BBC and ITV, and they need to make sure they have a good programme.

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Post by Steven » Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:20 pm





especially for the very high profile 'Sky News at 10'. This is one of the very few times during the day when Sky News goes head to head with news on both BBC and ITV






Well, the evening schedule (anything post 8pm) isn't very high profile. Indeed, it isn't high profile at all.



Should Sky really try to compete with the BBC (remember ITV news is now at 10.30pm)? Personally I think not. Surely they should be concentrating on the times when the public can't get their news from a terrestrial channel?

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Post by Newsroom » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:09 pm

Actually, I beg to differ...the evening slots are high profile. There is no reason why Sky should offer an inferior product at 10pm so people have to turn over to BBC 1.

Evening slots are the best times for attracting viewers as people are home from work...bigger audience to attract. Therefore they should be offering a product that is worthy to challenge the terrestial channels.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:40 pm

Why is Steve a great presenter?

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