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noggin14,281 posts since 26 Jun 2001
From what I’ve heard here Sky Central (or whatever the campus is called) is a bit out of the way from a more central location at Grays Inn Road.


Yes - Sky is based in Osterley/Isleworth, which is quite a lot further out than BBC TV Centre is, and much, much further out than ITN and BBC New Broadcasting House. It's not got great public transport connections, nor is it that quick to get to by car from Central London.

For comparison - the distance from Parliament, by road, to the following is :

BBC NBH 2 miles
ITN Grays Inn Road 3 miles
BBC TVC 6 miles
Sky Isleworth 11 miles

And though this is an artificial comparison as there are studios at Millbank very close to Parliament - it does give you a sense of how close the various operations are to the middle of London.
London Lite10,294 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Sky staff at Osterley are bussed in from railway stations which can be a fair few miles away in West/SW London. The nearest station is Syon Lane which is on a underused South Western Railway line and not an easy walk from there either. There is also a tube station close by which has a regular staff bus service.

Guests for the various Sky News/Sports News shows are often provided with cabs from their home to the studio. The Press Preview guests in particular wouldn't be able to get home otherwise!
freddied056576 posts since 29 Dec 2016
Meridian (South) South Today
It was, I was going to use AM Joy’s captures but the picture quality of the camera seemed less than optimal. Normally it’s sharp.

Would it be possible to post the AM Joy stuff anyway? I’d like to see roughly how a whole show would be contucted from the London studio


Here’s her show’s website. The London stuff wasn’t much just her from that flash camera with guests setup in the other London camera, Paris, NY and DC. Most of the show were guests lined up in boxes on screen with her in a larger box. They kind of kept a similar set up in NY as if she wasn’t there with guests around the table with some of the existing shots they’ve used before continued and one unique one with a camera right where she would normally sit for a brief moment. There were also jib bump shots using the former angled projector screen turned LED wall that are typically used in most shows (including ones coming from the newsroom studio).

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Hatton Cross3,192 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Sky staff at Osterley are bussed in from railway stations which can be a fair few miles away in West/SW London. The nearest station is Syon Lane which is on a underused South Western Railway line and not an easy walk from there either.

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Out the station, turn left, up the road, through the underpass/subway (if you are feeling adventurous - over the wobbly stepped footbridge if not) past Gillette Corner, follow the road around into Grant Way, and down past the 'old' Sky studio buildings.
Fairly direct route from Syon Lane. Granted, the subway at certain times could be perceived as 'dodgy', but no worse than some treks to some office buildings you could have to do each day.
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Connews843 posts since 29 Oct 2006
Sky staff at Osterley are bussed in from railway stations which can be a fair few miles away in West/SW London. The nearest station is Syon Lane which is on a underused South Western Railway line and not an easy walk from there either. There is also a tube station close by which has a regular staff bus service.

Guests for the various Sky News/Sports News shows are often provided with cabs from their home to the studio. The Press Preview guests in particular wouldn't be able to get home otherwise!


10 minute walk from Syon Lane - 5 minute bus ride from Osterley underground station. Sky run shuttle buses from Osterley, Gunnersbury and Ealing Broadway. Central London in 30 minutes. It’s not all that bad!

(I wish Syon Lane was underused. It would make my commute so much easier!)
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Rkolsen2,675 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World




Will either Sky News or Euronews carry this live?

No clue, but would be very cheap filler for the overnight hours.
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WW Update4,645 posts since 6 Feb 2007




Will either Sky News or Euronews carry this live?

No clue, but would be very cheap filler for the overnight hours.


And, given the importance of the U.S. election, very interesting viewing for many Europeans -- at least the night owls among them.
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NYTV (previously asnycBBC) 605 posts since 9 Apr 2009
BBC World
In New York City, 5 long time presenters and reporters for NY1 are suing the station and its owner, Charter Communications, on the charges of age discrimination and gender discrimination. The presenters, Roma Torre (weekday news presenter ; part of the original launch team in 1992), Kristen Shaughnessy (weekend news presenter; at the station since 1995), Janine Ramirez (presenter/ Brooklyn reporter; since 1995), Amanda Farinacci (Staten Island reporter; since 2000) and Vivian Lee (reporter/ weekend presenter; since 2008). The lawsuit claims that
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Women over 40 have been benched in favor of women in their 20s and 30s, the lawsuit says; women whom management seems "to be grooming" as "'literal 'replacements' that track each of Plaintiffs' respective appearances and ethnic backgrounds." Ramirez's go-to fill-in anchor, according

Details on the lawsuit can be found here:
https://gothamist.com/2019/06/19/ny1_anchors_sue_station_for_age_and.php
The presenters also wrote an open letter to viewers about why they are suing NY1:
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We have talented younger female colleagues. There are professional young women across the media who will one day reach our age and absent a cultural shift may one day find themselves in an all too familiar situation. We are fighting for any woman who has reached a certain age and has been intentionally marginalized, passed-over and deemed less relevant because of her age. We are fighting for any woman who found themselves signing a severance deal that felt more like hush money, rather than a genuine thank you for years of loyalty and hard work. We are fighting for our colleagues who see what is happening but do not dare speak up for fear of retribution. We are fighting for ourselves and we are fighting for all of them.

The full letter can be found here:
https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/6/20/an-open-letter-to-ny1
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Rkolsen2,675 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Today Today Marks 25 years on the plaza. They included look backs of iconic moments, a tour of the studios and celebrated the people who make it work. It’s a good behind the scenes tour - the control room, the maze of hallways, studio, loading area (filled with all types of weird stuff), the prep kitchen, the auxiliary studio. They recreated the original look (to the best they could) with they said was the desk (probably commissioned for this purpose) used by Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel with Savannah and Craig Melvin (in for Hoda) similar outfits that the two wore 25 years ago. They used the LED tower (that’s at the corner where the windows meet) behind the anchors to mimic the original design. They also recreated the original outside display to the best they could with the LED wall over looking the plaza with a similar ticker and 4:3 TVs that originally faced the plaza.

https://www.today.com/popculture/today-celebrates-25th-anniversary-studio-1a-t156760

Here is the tour courtesy or NewscastStudio.

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