Sky News Scotland

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Post by daved2424 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:10 pm

Just crusing around and read this:

Sky Scottish launched 1st November 1996 at 6pm. It was a joint venture between Sky and Scottish TV broadcasting. Broadcasting initially for a couple of hours each night 6pm-8pm after Granada Talk TV, later Sky Box Office 3. The channel closed down in June 1998 due to poor viewing figures.

I think that totally proves my argument. Keeping in mind there were 5.5 m subscribers then and just over 7 m now.

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Post by jonnyboy » Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:28 pm

How about if Sky News did a broadcast of news from all parts of the UK, say an individual fifteen-minute programme on each of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, like a network sort of thing. Where the broadcast changes from from studio to studio broadcasting news from country after country. If you know what i mean.

I sort of know what im talking about.

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Post by Mr Byrne » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:29 pm

and Ireland

Well, I was always hoping that Sky News Ireland would be heading for a continuous Irish News channel for the times that are economical, because I do believe that could be profitable (it would at least break even) as long as they got their act together, which is highly unlikely for the near future.

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Post by Stephen » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:14 pm

The last thing Sky needs is a Scottish service. National Television news helps to keep the United Kingdom together.

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