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Mouseboy332,917 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I find it interesting that Sky News has the manpower and people to put into developing these "innovations" (Yet they cant turn a profit). The first full remotely produced broadcast (ok... Neutral ), SkyNews Raw (big whoop...), etc and all these other things. Yet for its "innovations" it all still comes off as its all been produced by a robot. Ehh. Whats the point. These last few years it always the same dull stuff they always do. Whoopty doo! Doesnt feel like the spunky lively channel it used it be. Sorry not sorry.
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valley116 posts since 9 Feb 2020
I find it interesting that Sky News has the manpower and people to put into developing these "innovations" (Yet they cant turn a profit). The first full remotely produced broadcast (ok... Neutral ), SkyNews Raw (big whoop...), etc and all these other things. Yet for its "innovations" it all still comes off as its all been produced by a robot. Ehh. Whats the point. These last few years it always the same dull stuff they always do. Whoopty doo! Doesnt feel like the spunky lively channel it used it be. Sorry not sorry.


What sort of things do you think would make it more lively?
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all new Phil3,744 posts since 12 Feb 2005
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I find it interesting that Sky News has the manpower and people to put into developing these "innovations" (Yet they cant turn a profit). The first full remotely produced broadcast (ok... Neutral ), SkyNews Raw (big whoop...), etc and all these other things. Yet for its "innovations" it all still comes off as its all been produced by a robot. Ehh. Whats the point. These last few years it always the same dull stuff they always do. Whoopty doo! Doesnt feel like the spunky lively channel it used it be. Sorry not sorry.

Which funnily enough seems to be the direction of travel in the States too. News is growing up from the whizzy graphics and fast pace of the past, on both sides of the Atlantic and across Europe as well.
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Mouseboy332,917 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I find it interesting that Sky News has the manpower and people to put into developing these "innovations" (Yet they cant turn a profit). The first full remotely produced broadcast (ok... Neutral ), SkyNews Raw (big whoop...), etc and all these other things. Yet for its "innovations" it all still comes off as its all been produced by a robot. Ehh. Whats the point. These last few years it always the same dull stuff they always do. Whoopty doo! Doesnt feel like the spunky lively channel it used it be. Sorry not sorry.

What sort of things do you think would make it more lively?


Anything but their boring stale format. Repetitive music. All-white graphics and boring writing and stale delivery. Every package is introduced the same. They could just have animated presenter these days "John Smith reports....." No one says it has to look like WSVN with flying graphics and screaming music and thundering tabloid style writing. But there is a completely lack of urgency that the channel used to have especially when they were the go channel for breaking news. Snoozeville.
I'm here to give you something to talk about! You're Welcome.
https://youtu.be/1g18oiI2WIU
all new Phil3,744 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
I find it interesting that Sky News has the manpower and people to put into developing these "innovations" (Yet they cant turn a profit). The first full remotely produced broadcast (ok... Neutral ), SkyNews Raw (big whoop...), etc and all these other things. Yet for its "innovations" it all still comes off as its all been produced by a robot. Ehh. Whats the point. These last few years it always the same dull stuff they always do. Whoopty doo! Doesnt feel like the spunky lively channel it used it be. Sorry not sorry.

What sort of things do you think would make it more lively?


Anything but their boring stale format. Repetitive music. All-white graphics and boring writing and stale delivery. Every package is introduced the same. They could just have animated presenter these days "John Smith reports....." No one says it has to look like WSVN with flying graphics and screaming music and thundering tabloid style writing. But there is a completely lack of urgency that the channel used to have especially when they were the go channel for breaking news. Snoozeville.

Well that’s what you don’t want. The question was asking what you want.
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WW Update5,138 posts since 6 Feb 2007
BFMTV in France has become one of the most watched channels in the country with its lively approach to the news. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's hard to deny that the format is massively successful. Perhaps this should be the model for Sky News is it want to become a more popular alternative to the established, often staid BBC News?

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WW Update5,138 posts since 6 Feb 2007
By the way, not every edition is as over-the-top as the one above. Here's the weekend morning news -- more traditional, but far livelier than what one would expect from Sky News these days:

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Mouseboy332,917 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Oui WWUPDATE. BFMTV figured out a point of difference in the crowded French News market. Both of those examples of a BFMTV are lively and the anchors have an authoritative lively, in-control delivery. (i'd hardly say it was OTT) Delivered with personality. SkyNews used to feel that way. Now a days its all hushed somber delivery in almost an apologetic tone. And its gets even quieter and slower , to me when breaking news happens. All with a deer in the headlights look. Breaking News was something that SkyNews used to live and breath off of. Looking back at older examples of Sky's coverage of breaking news its like 2 completely different channels. IMO there is barely any point of difference between the staid corporate BBC and the current stale dry SkyNews. Why completely wipe away your entire point of difference that you built up as your legacy of being the UK's first 24hr breaking news channel to turn into a BBC clone.
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WW Update5,138 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Why completely wipe away your entire point of difference that you built up as your legacy of being the UK's first 24hr breaking news channel to turn into a BBC clone.


I didn't get this either. The BBC is a public service broadcaster and PSBs play a vital role in the media landscape. But Sky News is not a public service broadcaster, so why act like one? It's like a popular newspaper mimicking the Financial Times. What's the point when you already have the Financial Times?