Five to take Sky News bulletins

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Johnnie
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:10 am





Five announced today that it has awarded its news



contract to Sky News, Britain's most popular and experienced 24 hour news broadcaster. The move follows Sky News winning the RTS News Channel of the



Year Award for the third successive year last week.  





From January 2005, Sky News, will provide Five's



lunchtime and evening bulletins for five years. Sky News Sunrise has been simulcast each weekday on Five at 6am to 6.30am, and at 7am to 7.55am on Saturday since the start of 2002: the first time Sky News had been seen on British terrestrial television.

Sky News takes over from Five's current news



supplier, ITN, and will provide lunchtime and early evening news between noon and 12.30pm, 5.30pm and 6pm and 7pm to 7.30pm each weekday, and between 8.55pm-9pm on Saturday, 1.05pm and 1.15pm and 5.35pm and 5.45pm on Sunday.

Head of Sky News, Nick Pollard said, "We are



delighted that Sky News has been awarded the Five news contract and thank the channel for the confidence it has in our service. Our work for Five will draw on new and existing resources and reflect all the authority and dynamism displayed by Sky over the past fifteen years."  





Sky News has built its reputation on its live



coverage of breaking news. This contract means that over 20 million homes in the UK will have access to Britain's leading news service.








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Post by fusionlad » Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:49 pm





..the first time Sky News had been seen on British terrestrial television.









Didn't Sky Provide news for TVAM, which was terrestrial television?

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Post by Stevo » Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:51 am

Didn't Sky Provide news for TVAM, which was terrestrial television?






Yes and yes. Sky News did provide the news bulletins for TV-am for a short while. (Taking over from ITN.) The TV-am news bulletins were read by Lisa Aziz, and she was then kept on by Sky News when TV-am finished broadcasting.

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Post by pjb007 » Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:21 pm

When Sky does the news on five will it be the same as what is on Sky News or will it be a different news programme made just for five?

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Post by Stevo » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:14 pm

When Sky does the news on five will it be the same as what is on Sky News or will it be a different news programme made just for five?






Well it will be the same news 'content' on the whole obviously. But I'd say that Five will have it's own news bulletins similar to the way Sky News provided the service for TV-am all those years ago. I could be wrong of course, but I can't see Five taking a live feed off of Sky News as such. A specially made news bulletin probably more concise and different in style, exclusive to Five, would make more sense.

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Post by eagleeye » Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:05 pm

Read on Guardian's site that the reports will be the same but the reporters will sign off with "donald duck, five news" (or however Five's reporters sign off) or "donald duck, sky news". Don't know if that's true, but it makes sense for non lives to be edited with just the sign off changed.

Will Five take only Sky or will they take Fox too, when Sky does?

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Post by Johnnie » Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:55 am

Five and Sky News have appointed Mark Calvert as Editor of Five News.

Mark Calvert is responsible for preparing the launch team, editorial content, graphics, music and design of the purpose built, state-of-the-art studio in West London in preparation for the first broadcast of the news service on January 1st, 2005.

Mark previously spent two years as Executive Producer of Sky News? flagship show, Live at Five. He was Programme Editor for the launch of RI:SE and he relaunched the Breakfast Programme, Sunrise, ahead of its simulcast on Five.

Calvert joined Sky seven years ago as Senior Producer on Sunrise from the BBC where he worked as producer and reporter for regional and network news and documentaries.

Mark Calvert said: ?This is undoubtedly the most exciting project in TV news for many years, and it's an enormous privilege to be asked to lead it. Five News and Sky News both have great track records for enterprising journalism and innovative production - bringing together the best of our organisations will give us a winning team."

The five-year contract to produce Five News was awarded to Sky News in March this year. As well as a dedicated team of 60 reporters, producers and technicians, the agreement includes unrestricted access to Sky?s existing 24-hour operation consisting of eight regional and seven international bureaux: Washington; Moscow, Jerusalem, Delhi, Beijing, Johannesburg and Brussels.

News anchor Kirsty Young will continue to present Five?s flagship bulletins at 17.30 and 19.00.

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Post by MelbourneTV » Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:19 am

Why do Four, Five and ITV not make their own news???

Why is it all outsourced.

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Post by AJ » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:20 pm

Why do Four, Five and ITV not make their own news???

Why is it all outsourced.






If you think about the channels in the grand scheme of things...

Channel 4 has a relatively low income which is spent on outsourcing all of their programmes (i.e. Channel4 do not create or produce their own programmes) - therefore they do not have the funds to manage their own news service, and I'm not sure that they would be bothered doing so anyway.

Five is quite a new channel, and is therefore still accumulating it's budgets as it gets more viewers. Therefore it makes economic sense that they outsource their news. News also gives the channel credibility, therefore increasing viewers and advertising revenues (in theory)

ITV - well, I'm not too sure about this one. It seems to be a historical thing - ITN was set up to provide news for ITV all those years ago, and they've just continued with this pattern.

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