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AJ1,659 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
There was a small-but-significant fire on the industrial estate next to the glass box during the evening programmes last night. Thankfully, there was no need to evacuate, but the (quite thick) smoke blew in the direction of Sky Studio, where Studio 6 is.

No damage was done to any Sky buildings and no-one was hurt, but the air conditioning vents at Studios had to be shut - which, in this heat, was going to make rolling news broadcasting impossible.


The second time in a month too. Last time we had to shut the aircon off in the NOW TV building - which was pretty unbearable in the heat!
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London Lite gave kudos
freddied056487 posts since 29 Dec 2016
Meridian (South) South Today
There was a small-but-significant fire on the industrial estate next to the glass box during the evening programmes last night. Thankfully, there was no need to evacuate, but the (quite thick) smoke blew in the direction of Sky Studio, where Studio 6 is.

No damage was done to any Sky buildings and no-one was hurt, but the air conditioning vents at Studios had to be shut - which, in this heat, was going to make rolling news broadcasting impossible.

Also, according to Stephen Dixon, studio 6 'stincked'
TTRWE14 posts since 9 Jul 2018 new member
UTV BBC World
Can't come around to the Green Screen Studio, I know it allows them some versatility but it just doesn't do it for me.

Doubt we'll see it disappear anytime soon in favour of a real studio though, Sky Sports appear to be using one as well for Premier League coverage.
mediamonkeyuk10 posts since 29 Jul 2018 new member
Granada North West Today
I completely agree, there’s just something about it all that doesn’t sit right with me and the colours all seem a bit off in the background when they are using the fake big screeen via the green screen. I actually much prefer when the presenters are anchoring on location now as it does at least make a change from the bland safe space that Sky News Centre has become! Please someone in the know tell me that the current studios/presentation won’t be sticking around for long
London Lite9,224 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Personally I think the other studio is fine for weekends and overnights, but not for their flagship show. The CSO reminds me of the one used at BBC South East Today where the presenter is either too pale or with a really bad suntan.