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excel991,456 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
This 7 day a week morning strand at 'face value' seems weird. As Adam Boulton's blog post says Sundays are different in terms of the style of show. A fast moving weekday morning show with lots of breaking news is different to the more relaxed Saturday feel of Saturdays mornings and the more in depth Sunday mornings. It sounds like things will change, but I'm sceptical how there can be a successful 'one-style fits all' approach to late morning news programming 7 days a week.

Now I'm sure Sky have thought this through and when the details are revealed it might make more sense. But as I said at 'face value' the plan seems weird to me
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breakingnews828 posts since 30 Sep 2006
Funny moment on Sky just there. Willie Walsh, of BA, was being interviewed live, apologising for all the cancelled flights. Meanwhile a plane takes off behind him, making so much noise he has to stop talking. But he said that it was actually a BA flight. Sarah Hughes laughed, something's getting off today!

Is Paul Harrison Sky's new royal correspondent?
watchingtv2,247 posts since 6 Mar 2010
Anglia (East) Look East
Funny moment on Sky just there. Willie Walsh, of BA, was being interviewed live, apologising for all the cancelled flights. Meanwhile a plane takes off behind him, making so much noise he has to stop talking. But he said that it was actually a BA flight. Sarah Hughes laughed, something's getting off today!

Is Paul Harrison Sky's new royal correspondent?


That's one for the promos! Not that they are done anymore
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Thomas556 posts since 30 Mar 2010
London London
Is Paul Harrison Sky's new royal correspondent?


Lorna introduced him as Royal Correspondent on Sunrise this morning, so I think so. Sarah Hughes is now a presenter mainly.
Ashish Joshi was also headline presenting today, and he did NSW earlier this week. I think he's cover for Paula Middlehurst.
Luke2,659 posts since 6 Oct 2003
why is Martin Stanford still doing these 10 minute headlines then? clearly been sidelined by the bosses when you think he was one of the channel top presenters a few years ago.
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I really didn't see the benefit of location presentation today, a couple of questions for anyone who knows the technicalities...

On location, what would the monitor in front of the anchor show? Sky News final output or just the location output? If its the channel feed, are they just receiving the picture through a satellite box on the same frequency we pick it up on?

Also how do they transmit the auto cue script from the Sky News Gallery to the prompter on location?

And same for presenter talkback, how do they get the audio feed with as little a delay as possible from the London gallery to wherever they are presenting from.

Just watching Martin Standford on NSW - either he is bogged down with a cold or flu, or he just doesn't enjoy his job anymore.
thegeek4,820 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I really didn't see the benefit of location presentation today, a couple of questions for anyone who knows the technicalities...

On location, what would the monitor in front of the anchor show? Sky News final output or just the location output? If its the channel feed, are they just receiving the picture through a satellite box on the same frequency we pick it up on?

Also how do they transmit the auto cue script from the Sky News Gallery to the prompter on location?

And same for presenter talkback, how do they get the audio feed with as little a delay as possible from the London gallery to wherever they are presenting from.
Can't answer all of those for you - but don't assume that when a presenter looks down at their feet that there's really a monitor there. They might just be taking their cues from the audio, and looking down is their cue for the director that they've finished talking.

I don't think it's likely that they'll transmit any special return vision, so if there really is a monitor there, it's most likely just off-air monitoring.

The clean feed to the presenter's earpiece could be transmitted on on a satellite link - it'll be low-bandwidth, so will have very little coding latency, but still the half a second for the satellite hop. Otherwise, they'll do it by mobile phone to a TBU in the truck - though that'll be lower quality for not much reduction in latency.

As for autocue? There's an app for that!