Sky News shedule review

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HBox
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Post by HBox » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:04 am

I've been thinking that Sky News should bring back programmes (or produce new produce new ones) like Business Report, Showbiz Weekly, World News, Your Call and Technofile. Although they do rolling news very well, it would break up the schedule a bit to have some varied 30 minute programmes throughout the day.



Does anyone else agree, and are there any programmes you'd like to see back?

Or any ideas for news ones?

Alloneword
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Post by Alloneword » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:07 pm

Yes i agree i think they should I miss Martin and Technofile

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Post by hamishnewhouse » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:50 pm

I think that this is a great idea. Even if it was small micro programmes at around 15 mins long.......almost like extended news reports, on one subject.



I really liked Littlejohn, I think that Sky News should bring back a Littlejohn style programme, at around 19.00hrs.



I am not a great fan of BBC News 24, mainly because of their "leftist" reporting, but I do like the programmes, like "Dateline London" & "Click Online" on that channel.

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Post by Mr Byrne » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:52 pm

I would welcome some programmes but they schedule must be carefully planned.



I remember when they had littlejohn - I'd turn on Sky News @ 7PM and it would P*** me off because - I turned Sky "news" on, to watch the "news".

HBox
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Post by HBox » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:52 am

I agree that the schedule should be carefully planned, a programme like Littlejohn is perhaps suited to a later slot.



But the channel does need some variety back.

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Post by mpskent » Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:13 pm

I do prefer the way fox News runs news but also has individual programmes built into te schedules. Yes bring back some sort of Technology show. The BBC Click Online has gone down the pan (far too much leftie liberal stuff on it) and why not some serious debating stuff.



I really like the Fox show Newswatch which takes a look at the media reporting of stories, a great idea but a bit short at only 30 minutes.



With the interactive facility on Sky pre recorded shows could still go out even if there is a major breaking story.



Martin

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Post by HBox » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:36 pm

I personally think the way Fox News is presented (by this I mean by its presenters etc) is abysmal. If you you want to see aggressive and unprofessional newscasters then tune into Fox News.



I was watching Fox & Friends (briefly I might add) and found that the presenters were getting very irate about the French and this latest revelation of an American soldier killing an injured rebel. I was very unprofessional and very biased, I'm just glad that isn't a primary source of news in the UK. Fox News isn't so much of a news channel but more of a newscasters personal opinion forum.

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Post by Steven » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:09 pm

With Fox News I think it goes something like this: You get what you pay for. It may not be some peoples cup of tea. But hey several million Americans can't be wrong (oh and please don't go for the obvious "Well they chose W for a second term" stuff, because if I was faced with a choice between him and Kerry I seriously don't know where my vote would've gone). Fox is the most watched cable news channel. Now, to a certain degree, CNN is trying to mimick what they do. As for MSNBC they could be an extension of Fox News, Fox News 2 if you will (in presentation style that is).

What's wrong with a presenter expressing his own opinion - as long as it is billed as an opinion and not fact? Presenters over here can do that - be particularly tough on a guest who doesn't agree with your personal stance, and give those that you sympathise with an easy ride. Or avoid particular questions. Isn't that personal opinion by stealth?

And moreover, lets not confuse what Fox do with their prime-time scheduling with some of the shows being discussed here - Technofile for example. Fox's prime-time programmes are essentially news shows in a magazine format and they are all live. Be under no illusion when a big story breaks O'Reilly, Van Sustern et al will deal with the breaking story and abandon their script.

Sky News needs to decide what it is they want to be. Remember that rolling news is available from the Beeb and ITN . . . . . . .

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Post by eagleeye » Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:14 am

Re your last line Steven: what about the free to air link up (maybe) between BBC and ITV?

Won't this really put pressure on Sky to be not only better with their news, but different.

I would love a world affairs programme as long as they didn't give it all over to Timbo (you know how I feel so I Shall Not Rant)

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Post by Steven » Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:45 pm

eagleeye+Nov 22 2004, 09:17 PM(eagleeye @ Nov 22 2004, 09:17 PM)

Re your last line Steven: what about the free to air link up (maybe) between BBC and ITV?

Won't this really put pressure on Sky to be not only better with their news, but different.

I would love a world affairs programme as long as they didn't give it all over to Timbo (you know how I feel so I Shall Not Rant)






Oh they must be different - I've been talking about a desire to see better evening programming that would make Sky News distinctive from the other news channels for a long time now. There is an opportunity to pull in audiences. And with the active service there is no reason why they can't run a regular rolling-news service via the red button.





And on your second point I couldn't agree more, well with the need for a world affairs programme that is, less so about Tim's involvment. Channel 4 cover the foreign affairs stuff really well I feel, but they aren't a specialist and when the top stroy is about domestic or political matters that takes priority.

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