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cat2,567 posts since 4 Jan 2003
For a studio that’s on air for less than an hour a day, it looks decent enough, and flexible with the screens

Agree it’s very, very dark for daytime

Sky now have zero consistency with studios

Glass box - wood and open space

Second studio - grey plastic and blue/white walls with that shocker of VR set

Westminster - old Sky look

City - and this one ... which doesn’t match any of them.
Rkolsen2,803 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
To me it looks like it was possibly designed for the NBC News/Sky International Network. It could fit somewhat with the msnbc look with the back walls and such, however not the desk.

Where is this located - the CNBC/WSJ Bureau or in Sky News current home in the city? I keep wondering when NBC is going to merge offices and operations at Sky Center. I guess they are more than happy with their arrangement with ITN.
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London Lite10,569 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
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Where is this located - the CNBC/WSJ Bureau or in Sky News current home in the city? I keep wondering when NBC is going to merge offices and operations at Sky Center. I guess they are more than happy with their arrangement with ITN.


They've moved in with CNBC/WSJ in the actual City of London rather than at their former home at News UK at London Bridge which they decided to leave once Sky was no longer part of the Murdoch empire.
Rkolsen2,803 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
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Where is this located - the CNBC/WSJ Bureau or in Sky News current home in the city? I keep wondering when NBC is going to merge offices and operations at Sky Center. I guess they are more than happy with their arrangement with ITN.


They've moved in with CNBC/WSJ in the actual City of London rather than at their former home at News UK at London Bridge which they decided to leave once Sky was no longer part of the Murdoch empire.

Into another space shared with the Murdoch empire. Does anyone know how it’s setup - are the working spaces for WSJ and CNBC combined/mixed together or are they separate with some share communal space.
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griffinuk37 posts since 28 Dec 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
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Where is this located - the CNBC/WSJ Bureau or in Sky News current home in the city? I keep wondering when NBC is going to merge offices and operations at Sky Center. I guess they are more than happy with their arrangement with ITN.


They've moved in with CNBC/WSJ in the actual City of London rather than at their former home at News UK at London Bridge which they decided to leave once Sky was no longer part of the Murdoch empire.

Into another space shared with the Murdoch empire. Does anyone know how it’s setup - are the working spaces for WSJ and CNBC combined/mixed together or are they separate with some share communal space.


CNBC are on one floor of the building (10 Fleet Place), whilst WSJ Europe are on the next two floors up, occupying the former offices of Dow Jones Newswires. CNBC moved in there in the 90's when CNBC was a "Service of NBC and Dow Jones" (gosh I feel old remembering that!!).

To me it looks like it was possibly designed for the NBC News/Sky International Network. It could fit somewhat with the msnbc look with the back walls and such, however not the desk.


I'd be more inclined to think that CNBC has dibs on this as a backup set, or for doing its pieces to camera to the US or Asia feeds when the European feed is on the air in the main set.
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Rkolsen2,803 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Sky News has been removed as an Easter egg channel on Comcast’s X1 system. Before you could use the voice remote and say Sky News and itnwould take you to a splash page showing the current program which you could click on to get the livestream that was standards converted. The representative said it’s not on any lineups, which makes me think it was something the developers were playing with - internet streams. Yet there are enough viewers for Newsmax TV (right wing - makes Fox look liberal) and i24 America in HD. Along with Newsy which uses kids fresh out of j-school (cheap labor), the Scripps affiliate base and wire services to make a news channel.

I guess I should also ask: is there enough office space for NBC News and maybe Comcast Corporate office’s along with a medium size studio at Sky Central?
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cat2,567 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Sky campus is a big place and I'm sure in time, with the development plans, there would be space to accommodate a small NBC News operation. If (big if) there was any appetite to move it all the way out to Osterley.

If they are launching this new news channel they will need to staff it and find studio space. As it stands, I can't see where they'd find space at Osterley right now, or the space to build a newsroom and all the other facilities they'll need. Just look at Sky News second studio if you want to see how pushed for space studios are there...

I would guess that if they're serious about this news channel they will be looking for new digs in London, and this could also provide space for the NBC News team also. But together they seem to have so much space in central London that may they consolidate once break clauses in leases come up etc. Could take a long time.

Sky at Millbank (not going anywhere)
NBCUniversal offices near Cov Garden
CNBC offices in the City
NBC News offices at ITN
Sky at Osterley

That's make a huge assumption that there's any appetite to consolidate.