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Sky News
Launched 5 February 1989
Owned by BSkyB
Audience share 0.7%
(October 2007, [1])
Slogan First for breaking news[1]
Sister channel(s) Sky News Australia,
Fox News
Website www.sky.com/news
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 82
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 501
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 512
Cyfra+ Channel 677
Astra 1L 11597 V / 22000 / 5/6
Astra 2B 12207 V / 27500 / 2/3
DStv 52
Thor 3
(Canal Digital)
12456 V / 28000 / 3/4
Yes (Israel)
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal (Belgium) Channel 54
Cable
Starhub Cable Vision (Singapore) Channel 92
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 126
Freebox (France) Channel 74
UPC Telemach, others (Slovenia) Channel 25
UPC Ireland (Ireland) Channel 202
KDG (Germany) Channel 839
HOT (Israel)
IPTV over ADSL
now TV Hong-Kong (IPTV) Channel 323
Internet Television
sky.com/news Live Audio Streaming (24/7)
sky.com/news News Bulletins
Events Channel
Sky News Simulcast

Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 5 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due to begin in 2007. [2] It was modelled on the US CNN channel [3]. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... For a wider corporate history and profile, see British Sky Broadcasting. ... SKY Italia is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation. ... Cyfra+ is a Polish digital satellite platform, owned and operated by French media company Canal+ (Cyfra is Polish for Digit). It offers 600 radio and TV channels. ... SES Astra SA, is a corporate subsidiary of SES, based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg, that owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... SES Astra SA, is a corporate subsidiary of SES, based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg, that owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... Digital Satellite Television (also known as DStv) is MultiChoices multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. ... Telenor (OSE: TEL, NASDAQ: TELN) is the incumbent telecommunications company in Norway, with headquarters located at Fornebu, close to Oslo. ... Canal Digital is a Scandinavian television distributor that was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay-TV company Canal+ and the Norwegian state-telecommunications operator Telenor. ... Yes TV (formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd) founded in 1998, is the sole satellite television provider (DBS) in Israel. ... TV Vlaanderen Digitaal is a provider of digital television via satellite for the Belgian market, using the Astra-1 satellites at 19. ... StarHub Cable Vision is the sole cable television operator in Singapore. ... Com Hem AB of Sweden, supplies triple play services that include cable tv, digital television, broadband, telephony and recently HDTV. Founded in 1983 as Televerket Kabel-TV as part of the former state-owned Televerket, the company has been successively named Svenska Kabel-TV AB and Telia InfoMedia TeleVision AB... Freebox The Freebox is an ADSL modem provided by the French internet service provider called Free to its ADSL subscribers. ... UGC Europe (formerly United Pan-Europe Communications or UPC ) is Europes biggest cable TV provider, also providing internet access, telephony and other related services. ... UPC Ireland N.V. is Liberty Global Europes operation in Ireland. ... Kabel Deutschland is a cable company operating in Germany, serving some Bundesländer, but not Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessen and east Thuringia. ... Hot is a telecommunications and cable television company in Israel founded on August 18, 2003. ... This article is about internet protocol television. ... Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional modem can provide. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Internet television (or Internet TV) is television distributed via the Internet. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Although the station is targeted at the UK and Ireland, it is carried around the world on a number of services. The channel has eight UK and Ireland and seven foreign offices, and it can call on worldwide News Corp resources. News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ...


The usual rolling news schedule is supplemented with a number of landmark programmes and news specials. The station has won many awards over the years.

Contents

Overview

Sky News is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation via his holding in British Sky Broadcasting. Murdoch said of it in March 1992, when he was the full owner: Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ...

Taking nothing away from CNN, which has done an outstanding job, I would point out that Sky News, the Fox [his US television network] news service and the News Corporation's combined reach - which have together over three thousand journalists spread over every continent and every country - leave us with an army of news gatherers second to none both with regard to their access to news and ability to bring news from anywhere into people's homes

The station's headquarters are in Osterley, West London, employing well over 50 on-screen staff (anchors, weather forecasters, correspondents and reporters) and over 600 behind-the-scenes staff. The station has eight of its own bureaus outside the United Kingdom and shares many more with other News Corporation stations. Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in South West London. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ...


Sky also produces a website (Sky News Online); and a Library Sales division, and bulletins for Five News. Five News is the news programme of British broadcaster Five. ...


History

On 8 June 1988, Rupert Murdoch announced to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts that he would provide a new television news service with the words We are seeing the dawn of a new age of freedom for the viewer[2]. Sky News started broadcasting at 6pm[2] on 5 February 1989.[4] is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

Visually Sky News looked very neat, with slick and classy presentation and John O'Loan's original vocation as an architect showing in the studio set. Sky had gone for the same format as the 9 O'Clock News on the BBC which had recently been redesigned to give the impression of activity and immediacy by placing the newsreader against a backdrop of the working newsroom. Sky News, it was universally agreed as staff nodded in vigorous approval, had succeeded rather better at the same thing. The critics were mildly taken aback. Contrary to some of the horror scenarios bandied about by the chattering classes there seemed to be little to grumble about. And as its slogan of 'We're there when you need us,' emphasised, it was always on.[2]

In the early days the channel operated on a £40 million budget[2] (plus £10 million share of overheads), which led Sam Chishom to propose to Murdoch the station be closed, but Rupert was pleased with its achievements ... there were overriding reasons of prestige and politics for keeping it ... the final hurdle of the Broadcasting Bill had still to be overcome and the case for the acceptability of Sky would collapse if suddenly there was no news channel. [2] - former deputy Prime Minister Viscount Whitelaw said to the House of Lords in 1990 that Sky News had a very high reputation ... I admire it, as do many other people, it will certainly waken up both the BBC and ITN and ensure that they compete with that is a very important news service[2]. The channel has never been run for a profit, [5] and has considered using ITN to supplement the service. [4] The Rt Hon. ...


By March 1992 Sky turned from loss to profit, when Murdoch would say Sky News, has quietly, if expensively, become the first building block of what we envision will become the premier world-wide electronic news-gathering network anywhere. Ask anyone in Europe, and particularly the BBC and you will be told that Sky News has added a new and better dimension to television journalism[3]. March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sky News was the only UK 24 hour news channel (aside from CNN international on Astra, BBC World Service Television started in 1991 but has never been broadcast in the UK) until November 1997 when BBC News 24 launched. In September 1999 the European Commission ruled against a complaint by Sky News which argued that the publicly funded BBC News 24 was unfair and illegal under EU law. The EC ruled that the television licence fee should be considered state aid (within the meaning of Article 87) and that it was justified due to the public service remit of the BBC and that it did not exceed actual costs of the channel.[6] BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ... Berlaymont, the Commissions seat The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive branch of the European Union. ... A television licence is an official licence required in some countries for all owners of a television receiver. ...


In March 2000 Sky News Active was launched, a 24-hour interactive service providing headlines (and other services which ranged from weather, the top story of the day and showbiz) on demand.


In March 2004 it was announced that Sky News had won a 5-year contract to supply news bulletins to Five, taking over from ITN in January 2005 [7]. Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... ITN may refer to: Independent Television News In the news, a section on the Main Page of English Wikipedia This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


On 24 October 2005, Sky News moved to a new studio with revised music and on screen graphics all in Widescreen (16:9) format and a new schedule. James Rubin joined to present an evening show, and Eamonn Holmes to present Sunrise. This relaunch was disastrous for the channel, and, since October 2005 BBC News 24 has overtaken Sky News in the ratings (although News 24 is carried on more platforms). The changes were reversed in July 2006 and on 25 February 2007 the channel changed its graphics scheme that displays breaking news in yellow. is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... The 16:9 aspect ratio (also known as widescreen) is an aspect ratio that is 16/9 or 1. ... James Philip Jamie Rubin (born 1960 in New York City), is a former assistant to President Bill Clinton and a television news journalist and commentator. ... Eamonn Holmes (b. ... Eamonn Holmes and Lorna Dunkley wake up viewers to a brand new look Sky News on Monday, 24 October 2005 at 6am. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On 1 October 2007 Sky introduced another new schedule, extending Kay Burley's Lunchtime Live programme and renaming it Afternoon Live. They also switched to a Sunrise format for much of the day, with a solo lead presenter and a Summary Presenter. Finally Sky News put more emphasis on interactive news with Martin Stanford's new Sky.com News programme. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Kay Burley Kay Burley is an English television newscaster. ... Afternoon Live, previously Lunchtime Live, is a four hour weekday show in the United Kingdom on Sky News, hosted by Kay Burley. ... Eamonn Holmes and Lorna Dunkley wake up viewers to a brand new look Sky News on Monday, 24 October 2005 at 6am. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Reception

Sky News is free-to-air on the Astra 2 satellites carrying Sky Digital. It is also available on Freeview and analogue and digital cable, though not currently via the UK's biggest cable operator, Virgin Media, due to a dispute. In 2007 BSKyB announced its intention to cease broadcasting Sky News as well as other BSkyB channels over Freeview pending Ofcom approval.[8][9] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1200x729, 22 KB) BBC News 24 and Sky News weekly reach, figures from BARB I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ...


Sky News is also shown internationally, and can often be seen in hotels as well as being offered by some cable providers as part of their English-language line-up.


The international version is shown as free-to-air on Astra 1L at 19.2E. It is also carried encrypted on a number of satellites for international reception - including but not limited to Hot Bird, Nilesat, Amos 1 and Intelsat 10-02. It is also usually carried on cable systems in Europe, particularly (but not only) in Northern Europe. Hot Bird or Hotbird is the common name of a family of satellites operated by Eutelsat, located at 13°E over the Equator (orbital position) and with a transmitting footprint over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. ... Nilesat is an Egyptian company, and the name of a series of Egyptian communications satellites. ... Intelsat, Ltd. ...


Regional variations

Most of Europe, the Middle East and Asia receive the same version of Sky News as people in the UK, though with localised advertising. These feeds are sometimes known collectively as "Sky News International".


Sky News Australia and Sky News New Zealand are different channels that carry variable amounts Sky News UK programming, and share some of its style, but also have local programming and advertising. In Australia, a Sky News UK feed is also available at all times, albeit a tiny quarter screen version. From 2004 to 2006 Sky News Ireland similarly carried local programming. This was then discontinued, the Irish feed reverting to a local advertising only service. Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Logo for Sky News New Zealand. ... Sky News Ireland was a television news channel broadcast in the Republic of Ireland by British Sky Broadcasting. ...


Virgin Media dispute

On 1 March 2007, the contract for Virgin Media to provide Sky's basic channels (including Sky News) on their cable TV service expired after a dispute between Virgin Media and BSkyB. [10]. At Midnight, Sky News was removed, the electronic programming guide changed to "SKY SNOOZE TRY BBC" until Richard Branson demanded the message be removed[11] saying I have asked them to take it down. We do not mean any disrespect to Sky News. I think it is a very good news channel. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ... Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. ...


Sky News Radio

Main article: Sky News Radio

Sky News Radio is a provider of news bulletins for radio stations in the United Kingdom.[12] Sky News Radio is the name for the new radio station that will be a 24-hour news radio service, operating as a digital radio station in the UK. The service will be a collaboration between BSkyB and Chrysalis. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


In March, BSkyB and Chrysalis Group announced a joint partnership to launch a dedicated Sky News Radio station on the proposed bid by Channel 4's 4 Digital Group for the second DAB multiplex in the United Kingdom.[13] Chrysalis Group is a UK media company with music, publishing and radio divisions. ... This article is about the British television station. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... DAB ensembles are groups of Digital audio broadcasting broadcasters transmitting multiple digital radio channels on a single radio transmission. ...


Programming

Sky News with their new colour scheme as of February 2007, the black space at the bottom can be very clearly seen on 16:9 TVs
Further information: Sky News schedule

Programmes as of 1 October 2007:[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Sky_News_New_Colourscheme. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sky_News_New_Colourscheme. ... Sky News has approximately 600 staff of which approximately 50 work on screen. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

When elections, either national, or international take place, Sky edits its schedule to focus on them. Recent examples have been the UK General Elections of 2005, the Israeli Elections of 2006, and the US Mid-Term Elections of 2006. Sky also often shows long interviews. Recent examples of these have been Adam Boulton's exclusive half-hour interview with Al Gore. At the end of each year, in December and January of the new year, a series of special 'Year in Review' shows are shown which look back at memorable news stories from the past year. Sunrise is the breakfast time programme on Sky News between 6:00am and 9:00am on weekdays and 6:00am to 10:00am on weekends. ... This is Sky News Today, with Mark Longhurst, Steve Dixon and Ginny Buckley Sky Today is a programme on Sky News, previously known as Sky News Today. ... Afternoon Live, previously Lunchtime Live, is a four hour weekday show in the United Kingdom on Sky News, hosted by Kay Burley. ... Live at Five (currently branded on screen as Live at Five with Jeremy Thompson) has long been the title of Sky News evening news round-up; beginning at 5pm British/Irish time. ... Jeff Randall is the fictional character played by Mike Pratt in the original private detective series, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) from 1969 to 1971. ... Sky News at Ten is a daily news show on Sky News. ... Sunday Live with Adam Boulton is a Sky Newss Sunday morning show by Sky News editor and presenter Adam Boulton. ... Sky News publicity shot Adam Boulton is Political Editor of British television channel Sky News, a post he has held since being asked to establish the politics team for the launch of the channel in 1989. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ...


In-Depth Series

Recently the channel has focused on week long series of programming which focus individual areas of society and current affairs and allow for a greater level of depth. In the past examples of these series have included Inside Iraq, Green Britain and Crime Uncovered.


Crime Uncovered - the most recent example of these series - was shown throughout the week beginning Monday 4th June. The Sky News Press Office wrote;

Sky News presents a week of special reports focusing on how crime affects life in Britain today. Includes debates, unique access to a police station, court and prison, and interviews with officials, celebrities and members of the public.

Identification and stings

Bruce Hammal is heard at the top of each hour introducing the channel, for example saying "Sky News, with presenter/s.", after October 2005 he said "Live from the Sky News Centre, this is Programme name with presenters." or "This is programme name with presenter/s". After the merger he said "This is Sky News a part of the British Sky Broadcasting Network", in 1993 the introduction was "From the Sky satellite network this is Sky News", and by 1995 "This is Sky News, part of the Sky Television Network" - or just "This is Sky News". An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Perception and awards

Sky News viewing peaked during 9/11, Gulf War 2, Asian Tsunami, 2005 London bombings and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales but has generally declined to a quarter achieved in 1992-95

Sky News operates under the requirements of United Kingdom broadcasting regulations that require neutrality. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) Sky News historic viewing share, BARB figures I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) Sky News historic viewing share, BARB figures I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... This article is about the war beginning in 2003. ... For related articles, including charities accepting donations, see Category:2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ... Princess Diana redirects here. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In early 1994 Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of The Sun newspaper, was appointed Managing Director of BSkyB. MacKenzie's proposed changes to Sky News lead to clashes with CEO Sam Chisholm and the head of Sky News, Ian Frykberg, who protested what they saw as an attempt to take its news values down market. The most ferocious battle occurred when Mackenzie wanted Sky News to run an interview with Lady Bienvenida Buck. Frykberg refused to air the interview and resigned shortly afterwards - the interview was put on Sky One.[14] MacKenzie announced his resignation in August 1994,[14] but not until Sky News had transmitted live pictures of the freeway chase of OJ Simpson white bronco on 17 June 1994 bringing US 'helicopter journalism to the UK[15]. Kelvin Calder MacKenzie (born October 22, 1946) is a British media executive and former newspaper editor. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... Lady Buck (Bienvenida Pérez) (born 1957, Valencia Spain). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... O.J. Simpsons mugshot Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, is a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Sky News covered the trial in Boston US trial of Louise Woodward with live coverage. [16]When Sky returned to a regular schedule, viewers demanded the trial coverage.[17] From Woodward's home in Elton, Cheshire Sky broadcast locals reactions, but this brought criticism of maintaining a pro-Louise Woodward stance, as she was found guilty. [18] Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Louise Woodward (born 28 February 1978, Cheshire, England) is a British former au pair convicted, at the age of 19, of the involuntary manslaughter of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen in Newton, Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ...


From 2000 onwards, Sky News began expanded the international coverage opening bureaus in Africa, Europe, and the far East. It won awards from the Royal Television Society[19]. The Royal Television Society is a British-based society for the discussion, analysis and preservation of television in all its forms, past, present and future. ...


Sky News has had BAFTA awards for coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks [20]and in 2003 for the Soham Murders[21]. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman The Soham murders were a high profile murder case of two ten year old girls Holly Marie Wells (born October 4, 1991-c. ...


Coverage of the 7 July 2005 London bombings won the 2006 International Emmy Breaking News award commending the "fast and accurate" reporting.[22] The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ...


In June 2007 Sky News was named the "Best News Channel" at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards. It beat several other national and international broadcasters including Aljazeera English and the BBC[23]. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


In November 2005 the then head of BBC News, Peter Horrocks acknowledged that Sky News remained the first choice for 'key opinion formers'.[24]. However, in recent years, Sky News has increasingly started to fall behind BBC News 24 in the ratings. Peter Horrocks Peter Horrocks is the current controller of BBC Television News. ... BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ...


Reporters and presenters

Further information: Sky News reporters and presenters

Presenters Anna Botting (Sky News from 6pm to 8pm weekdays) Kay Burley (Lunchtime Live) Emma Crosby (Sunrise on weekends) Steve Dixon (Sunrise on weekends) Lorna Dunkley (Sunrise on weekdays) Julie Etchingham (Sky News Today 2pm-5pm) Eamonn Holmes (Sunrise on weekdays) Mark Longhurst (Sky News Today 2pm-5pm) Anna Jones...

Regular presenters

Regular presenters on the channel include Eamonn Holmes, Charlotte Hawkins, Julie Etchingham, Colin Brazier, Kay Burley, Emma Crosby, Jeremy Thompson, Jeff Randall, Martin Stanford, Anna Jones and Anna Botting. Weekend presenters include Mark Longhurst, Gillian Joseph, Chris Roberts, Andrew Wilson, Steve Dixon, Adam Boulton and Samantha Simmonds. Other presenters on the channel include Allan King, Faye Barker, Helen Fospero, James Rubin, Lorna Dunkley, Lucy Alexander, Lukwesa Burak, Martin Popplewell, Paula Middlehurst, Sasha Qardri, Sasha Twining and Tamsin Roberts. Eamonn Holmes (b. ... Charlotte Hawkins is a British television news presenter. ... Julie Etchingham is a UK Television Newsreader and Journalist, who currently works for Sky News. ... Colin Brazier (born 1968) is a news presenter for Sky News, who presents in the absence of other presenters. ... Kay Burley Kay Burley is an English television newscaster. ... Emma Crosby is a UK Television Newsreader and Journalist. ... Jeremy Thompson on a Sky News promo Jeremy Thompson is a newsreader on Sky News, presenting Live at Five weeknights at 5pm. ... Jeff William Randall (born October 3, 1954) is a business journalist, formerly the business editor of BBC News and, from 2005, editor-at-large of the Daily Telegraph. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Anna Jones Anna anchors Sky News Today, the channels live news show from 9am - 12 midday alongside co-presenter Chris Roberts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Longhurst is a UK Television Newsreader and Journalist. ... Gillian Joseph is a British news reader, she originally worked for the BBC in Manchester, as well as working as a radio reporter for Radio Merseyside. ... Chris Roberts (born May 27, 1968) is a computer game designer and programmer. ... Andrew Wilson could refer to: Andrew Wilson (theologian), a theologian for the Unification Church Andrew Wilson (politician), a former member of the Scottish Parliament Andrew Wilson (composer), a composer Andrew Wilson (footballer), an English footballer Andrew Wilson (basketball), a basketball player Andrew Wilson (artist), a 19th century artist Andrew Wilson... Prof. ... Sky News publicity shot Adam Boulton is Political Editor of British television channel Sky News, a post he has held since being asked to establish the politics team for the launch of the channel in 1989. ... Samantha Simmonds is a presenter on Sky News. ... Allan King (born February 6, 1930, Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian film director. ... Faye Barker is a television presenter and reporter in the UK who has worked for Five News, ITV Yorkshire, ITV London, ITN and Sky News. ... Helen Fospero was born in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire as Helen Morton. ... James Philip Jamie Rubin (born 1960 in New York City), is a former assistant to President Bill Clinton and a television news journalist and commentator. ... Lorna Dunkley and Eamonn Holmes on the first day of the relaunched Sky News Sunrise on October 24, 2005 Lorna Dunkley is an anchor of Sunrise on Sky News. ... Lucy Alexander is a British television presenter. ... Lukwesa Burak is a news anchor working for Sky News generally presenting in its news programme between midnight and 6am[citation needed]. She was born in Zambia in 1974. ... Martin Popplewell is a British newsreader who currently works freelance for Sky News presenting the weekend evening schedule alongside Lucy Alexander. ...


Bureaux

Bureaux in bold are Sky News bureaus, others are shared with other News Corporation networks. 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ...

United Kingdom and Ireland

Worldwide

This article is about the British city. ... This article is about the English city. ... Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in South West London. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ...

Online

sky.com/news is the channel's main website. It provides a comprehensive look at all of the day's top news, sport, weather, showbiz and business stories with help from other divisions within the Sky Network. e.g. Sky Sports provides material for the Sports section. Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ...


In recent months that website has undergone a largely cosmetic change to bring it in line with the on screen look of Sky News TV. The site has made use of flash video encoding. The website has sought to build upon the visual style of the TV channel portrayed through the prominence of pictures, and breaking news. Flash Video is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player) version 6, 7, 8, or 9. ... For other uses, see Breaking news (disambiguation). ...


Interactivity: Blogs and Forums

Since 2005, with the relaunch of the TV channel, a greater emphasis has been placed upon interactivity. With a growing selection of news blogs written by staff and guests, Sky News now has a tailored selection targeted towards each demographic of its audience. A recent addition to Sky News Online has been messageboards or forums. These, again, promote interactivity and involvement in the channel and the website. This section is a direct rival of the BBC's 'haveyoursay'. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... It has been suggested that Online diary be merged into this article or section. ... An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ... An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Recently this sectuion has been the subject of an advertising campaign using tag-lines such as 'Global Warming is a lie.' and 'Politics is a waste of time.'


Sky News Online Management

Sky News Online's managing editor is currently Julian March. He has had a varied career with Sky News joining from five news during 2003. In his time with the network Julian has been the E.P. for Sky news Sunrise and Live at 5 until 2007 when he joined sky online. Venezia Giulia, also known as Julijska krajina in Slovenian, Vignesie Julie in Friulian Carsia Iulia in Latin, Julisch Venetien in German and Julian March, is a geographical, political and cultural region of Southeastern Europe, nestled on what is now the border between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. ... Five News is the news programme of British broadcaster Five. ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 5 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due... A typical sunrise, in New Zealand A sunrise through clouds over Oakland, California. ... Live at Five (or Live at 5) is a name used by several television stations in some countries to refer to their 5:00pm newscasts or talk shows. ...


Other information

In popular culture

* Film by 20th Century Fox, a News Corporation asset. The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 film based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 film starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. ... For other uses, see The Day After Tomorrow (disambiguation). ... Independence Day (also known as its promotional abbreviation ID4) is an Academy Award winning science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. ... Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or rom zom com as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. ... Stealth can refer to several things: Look up stealth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Why We Fight is a documentary film directed by Eugene Jarecki that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ... Johnny English is a British comic film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, released in 2003. ... Volcano is a disaster action film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle. ... For the music band, see The Spooks. ... Amanda, Tim, Gavin and Charles Crisis Command – Could You Run the Country?, was a 2004 BBC2 role-playing interactive drama documentary which based on realistic scenarios and dramatised situations that Britain could face one day. ... The Thick of It is a British comedy television series, which satirises the inner workings of modern British government. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ...


** 2007 film. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


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External links

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