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    HBox
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    HBox
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    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?

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

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    hamishnewhouse
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    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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    Mr Byrne
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    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”.

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    HBox
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    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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    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

    #20357 Reply

    HBox
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    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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    Steven
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    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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    eagleeye
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    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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    Steven
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    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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    The only change before the new studio comes into play will be move towards a more 10 to 1 style for Live At Five in the next few of weeks.

    #20362 Reply

    tippguy
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    Ya sky news needs some new programmes like cnn have. it would be nice to know what is going on in the rest of the world rather than just the main stories. they also need to change there six o’clock news name. on sky digital it comes up as live at 5 it doesnt make much sense!

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    AJ
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    tippguy+Nov 30 2004, 03:01 PM–>(tippguy @ Nov 30 2004, 03:01 PM)
    Ya sky news needs some new programmes like cnn have. it would be nice to know what is going on in the rest of the world rather than just the main stories. they also need to change there six o’clock news name. on sky digital it comes up as live at 5 it doesnt make much sense!

    Live at 5 is a two hour show – which is why it shows up on the EPG at 6pm

    DVEous: What do you mean by a 10 to 1 style?

    #20364 Reply

    Newsroom
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    I presume he means presented more like SkyNews Today, with stand up presenting, extreme use of the newswall and in depth analysis in the form of an interview on something indirectly related to the news.

    #20365 Reply

    Mr Byrne
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    Isn’t that the way they’re heading in the new year with all these double decker studios and all this X-Files stuff.

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    AJ
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    Newsroom+Nov 30 2004, 05:25 PM–>(Newsroom @ Nov 30 2004, 05:25 PM)
    I presume he means presented more like SkyNews Today, with stand up presenting, extreme use of the newswall and in depth analysis in the form of an interview on something indirectly related to the news.

    Ah, I get ya! I was reading it as a 12:50 sort of thing!

    I remember hearing rumours about this happening a few months ago – glad to see it’s finally happening.

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    daved2424
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    Oh I LOVE Fox News. I can’t get enough of it. It is by far the worse news channel in the history of time, but that’s what makes it soooo funny. If you need a good laugh, just tune in to see what republicans think. ‘No abortions! Buy big guns! Use more oil! Fight needless wars! Vote for monkeys! Darwin is rubbish!’, you can’t beat it.

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