R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Sky News Shuffling Schedules

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Television
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Sky News Shuffling Schedules Reply with quote

Sky News is to revamp its schedule, extending Julie Etchingham and Kay Burley's presenting roles and introducing a new web-based strand on weekday evenings.

Etchingham, currently one of Sky's afternoon presenters, will helm Sky News Today from 9am to 1pm. Burley will then take charge of the four hours between 1pm and 5pm, giving up her Lunchtime Live slot between 12pm to 2pm.

Etchingham will be paired with Colin Brazier, while Burley will also get a co-presenter, Emma Crosby.

The reshuffle means that between 6am and 7pm, the channel will have a single presenter leading its programme blocks.

Eamonn Holmes will continue to host the Sunrise slot from 6am with co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins, while Jeremy Thompson will continue to front his Live at Five show. On Fridays, Mark Longhurst will present Sunrise.

The changes, which take effect from the week beginning October 1, will also see a new half-hour web-influenced strand hosted by Martin Stanford, currently a morning presenter.

Sky.com News will be shown from Tuesday to Friday, in the 7.30pm to 8pm slot occupied on Mondays by Jeff Randall's new live business show.

The strand will feature the most clicked stories on the Sky News website, and provide further analysis of one of the most popular stories, as well as opening up online discussions to studio debate.

There will also be a rundown of the best popular online video and news from around the world as caught by Sky News viewers.

The strand will be streamed live on the Sky News website, with live content continuing online during the commercial break.

In the rest of the evening schedule, Anna Botting will present the news from 7pm and again from 10pm to midnight, while Anna Jones takes care of the 8pm to 10pm slot.

"Sky News is changing over its presenter line-up - as it does periodically - from October 1," a Sky News spokesman confirmed. "Sky.com News - a new strand - will begin on Tuesday October 2, marking a radical step forward in merging the boundaries between TV News breaking news and the web's news agenda."

Sky News has also made three editorial appointments: Mark Evans is to become home news editor, having worked in that role on an acting basis; Phil Wardman moves to become head of newsgathering online; while Nick Phipps takes up the new post of executive producer events.

The broadcaster is also looking for a new managing director to look after its Sky News Radio stations, which launch next year.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Media Guardian.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RockitRon



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 7565

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky News?

Indifference hardly my contain I can Rolling Eyes
_________________
Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MadeinSurrey



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 3130
Location: The Beautiful South

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vital piece of information from Mr Occomore - Mark, surely you could find a better use of your time?
_________________
MiS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ian Robinson
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 3471
Location: Chorley, Lancashire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It always seems to be 1 of the same 2 women whenever I tune in. But as all they do is present recorded reports, I don't really see what difference the shuffle will make.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
firewirefred
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Another vital piece of information from Mr Occomore - Mark, surely you could find a better use of your time?


What's even more amusing is that Sky News is a rolling news format, so every 15 minutes it's the same as the last 15 minute segment (and I hate Sky news anyhow, especially their cheesy presenters).

So, Mark, who really cares if Sky News is to change its "format"? I guess it is more important to you than the rest of us.
Back to top
gfloyd



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 4861
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its strange that Etchingham & Burley are getting bigger roles. I understood that Andrew Wilson was going to be presenting now having returned from the US. Brazier is also a good interviewer who seems to being downgraded as is the excellent Martin Stanford & Mark Longhurst. It seems a very strange way to manage the talent roster.
_________________
His name was ernie ........ and he drove the fastest milk cart in the west.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky News does get closer to the news and looks more interesting. I know a lot of people do enjoy BBC News, but I think when there are bigger news stories Sky does get it right. It is choice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
firewirefred
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Sky News does get closer to the news and looks more interesting. I know a lot of people do enjoy BBC News, but I think when there are bigger news stories Sky does get it right. It is choice.


How do we know when a news provider "gets it right"? All we see and hear is what they decide what we should see and hear. There's a process of selection in the images and sounds that are employed to tell a story, and they'll inevitably be someone's interpretation of the facts. Having worked in precisely this environment (editing) for many years I can tell you that if you give two people the job of conveying a single "news story" they'll interpret it differently. It is human nature.

Sky News, in my opinion, glosses up a story and fronts it with cheesy presenters. Unfortunately the BBC is heading down the same road with the way it packages in News outlets.
Back to top
MadeinSurrey



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 3130
Location: The Beautiful South

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said, Fred! I much prefer radio news, tv news is all about the "personalities".
_________________
MiS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cherskiy



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 3699
Location: near Amble, Northumberland

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Rolling News' seems to me to be an excuse just to repeat the same two or three stories ad nauseam every 15 minutes or so - it's almost as if it saves on actually reporting news stories. I've said this before, mind you - my idea of a rolling news channel would be to pack each hour with, er, actual news stories from around the UK, not concentrate on a couple of them to the detriment of everything else.

Probably why I like R4 news instead.
_________________
Cherskiy

You call *that* low?

Say hello to me at: http://www.myspace.com/cherskiy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
gfloyd



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 4861
Location: Here, There, Everywhere.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
'Rolling News' seems to me to be an excuse just to repeat the same two or three stories ad nauseam every 15 minutes or so - it's almost as if it saves on actually reporting news stories. I've said this before, mind you - my idea of a rolling news channel would be to pack each hour with, er, actual news stories from around the UK, not concentrate on a couple of them to the detriment of everything else.

Probably why I like R4 news instead.


Depends what it's setting out to be. Sky News is more like the old CNN Headline News in the US now. Doesnt it only do the 15 update though in the evenings. Other parts of the schedule are more long form. Heck, there was a 30 min doc on the North West Passage last night followed by Prince in concert from the O2 arena. Eclectic or what?
_________________
His name was ernie ........ and he drove the fastest milk cart in the west.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Television All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com