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Worzel3,419 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Bloomberg have suspended normal programming (until 10pm, according to the Sky EPG) today and replaced it with 'Superstorm: State of Emergency'. CNBC (Europe) have also stepped away from business for the news about Sandy.

I can see the BBC News Channel and BBC World News simulcasting at some point, dependant on the destruction caused.
Inspector Sands10,619 posts since 25 Aug 2004


and one more
WPIX: http://www.wpix.com/news/livestream10pmnews/

WNBC have a link to a camera on the top of 30 Rock, but it doesn't seem to be working:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Hurricane-Sandy-Video-Top-of-the-Rock-Center-Storm-Track-Weather-176264471.html

and one in Washington:
WUSA: http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/227089/158/WUSA9-Live-Video-Coverage-of-Hurricane-Sandy
itsrobert5,905 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.
Newsroom1,448 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Really? ITV were okay, but hardly touched on what the BBC and CNN have done. Fox News of which I am not a fan have done incredibly well today. I wish CNNI would switch to Domestic and stick with it.
Formerly News Room
Markymark4,477 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Isn't everyone getting rather over excited ? 75 mph guests ? You get that on 'regular' stormy days in western areas of the UK ?

Yes, there'll be damage, but we're talking about a country with the resources to easily cope and recover, (NY isn't going to get ignored, as New Orleans sadly was)
itsrobert5,905 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Well, I just watched a whole lot of different networks' coverage between 6.00 and 7.30pm, including the BBC Six, CNN, Fox News, ITV 6.30 and Channel 4 News, and without doubt the best coverage came from ITV News. The American networks were totally OTT - CNN with Richard Quest and Fox constantly saying "this is it, we're in trouble". I thought the BBC was a bit understated at 6.00pm; Channel 4 was decent but not brilliant; whilst ITV News had 3 strong VTs on the immediate developing story, the political implications, some meteorology as well as a couple of live OBs. ITV always seem to do a good job with big stories, especially surprising since their resources are nothing compared to other broadcasters.


Isn't everyone getting rather over excited ? 75 mph guests ? You get that on 'regular' stormy days in western areas of the UK ?

Yes, there'll be damage, but we're talking about a country with the resources to easily cope and recover, (NY isn't going to get ignored, as New Orleans sadly was)

I think 75mph is a bit of a conservative estimate. One network - I forget which - said reports of 115mph winds off the coast. Don't forget the worst is still yet to hit and it's not just the winds but flooding that could be most problematic. And West Virginia is said to be expecting 1m of snow as well. I think it's a little bit more serious than what we get in the UK...