Sky break for their first ads just before the Nine O’Clock. David Foster and Steve Gaisford took over at 8.
It seems the island of Nias near Sumatra has been hit quite hard.
Sky have returned to normal, rather than rolling – but that’ll depend on what happens still.. Widespread reports of damage, but no tsunami created – it seems.
2106 – Sky’s Kitty Logan is on the phone from Colombo, Sri Lanka and giving reports of the panic and fear of residents in the area and down the coast road to Gaul – sounds frightening. People are evacuating still.
2114 – Ashish Joshi has the first package on this evening’s events.
The quake was upgraded to an 8.7 about an hour ago as well. We’re not really in normal news mode – we had 15 more minutes from 9pm constant quake, then ads at 2115.
I cannot fault Sky News’s reporting last night on the earthquake, it was fantastic!
But, unless I have missed it, where are reporters on the scene?! It seems to me that the Asia bureaux (india and China) exist for the odd human interest package, like Richard Bestic’s when Sky News Ireland launched about Smoking Bans. They never seem able to cover breaking news, ITV have their Asia Correspondant doing lives from the scene this evening, so what has happened to Richard Bestic/Domonic Waghorn? Obviously bad timing, as Richard Bestic had just returned from the area, but still seems a bit pathetic. Also, Rochard Bestic took days to turn up duiring December’s tsunami coverage.
What can I say that is was not said before : That’s only LIFE : sometimes she’s fair, sometimes she’s unfair. Sometimes she’s careful, sometimes she’s careless. But Man is, he, always vicious and noxious… :blink: