Why have it live when there is no sport happening? Why waste having an extra person in to read it for the six people still up to watch it, especailly as Sky have their own dedicated Sports News channel? If anything there should be less sport on Sky News
It is incorrect to compare it to ITV as that all pre-recorded through the night whereas on Sky it is only the sport and weather that is.
US tennis happens maybe once a year, I hardly think it justifies an overnight shift. Besides, none of the presenters would want to do it! And if someone is that keen to find out the latest tennis score you can go to 401-4, press red or look online.
i think it would be a waste. if anything major happens in sport (which it rarly does at that hour) the overnight presenter will take the story. it would deffenetly be a waste. and its not as easy as asking someone to present the sport you would also have to hire people to find the news as is done during the day if you want the sports news to change during the night. there would be more staff than viewers working if that was the case