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Worzel4,681 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
So, another year has passed and its time for the annual TV Forum news awards. Usual categories, who wants to go first?

Best News Channel (Domestic)
Best News Programme
Best Regional News Programme
Best Breaking News Coverage
Best Brexit Coverage
Best International News Channel

Best News Presenter (Domestic)
Best News Presenter (International)
Best News Presenter (Regional)
Best News Presenter (Newcomer)
Best News Presenter Overall

Best Weather Presenter
Best Business Presenter

Hard as Nails
Most missed but not necessarily deceased
Biggest disappointment in 2018
Best News Music
Best News Graphics
Most improved in 2018
TV Forumer of the Year
Overall Top of the Pops

My predicitions for 2019:

- BBC News to finally adopt the Reith font and a new on screen graphics roll out
- BBC Look East to get new sets in Cambridge and Norwich
- Sky News to get new lower thirds
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London Lite10,450 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Best News Channel (Domestic) - Sky News
Best News Programme - The News Hour with Mark Austin
Best Regional News Programme - BBC London News
Best Breaking News Coverage - Sky News
Best Brexit Coverage - Sky News
Best International News Channel - Euronews

Best News Presenter (Domestic) Al Stewart
Best News Presenter (International) Peter Dobbie
Best News Presenter (Regional) Fred Dinenage
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) Ben Bland
Best News Presenter Overall Mark Austin

Best Weather Presenter Tomasz Schafernaker
Best Business Presenter Aaron Heslehurst

Hard as Nails Al Stewart
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Richard Baker
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - The new Sky News studio
Best News Music BBC News
Best News Graphics BBC News
Most improved in 2018 Euronews
TV Forumer of the Year noggin - Always informative.
Overall Top of the Pops - Simon McCoy

Predictions for 2019:

Sky News HD finally goes FTA on Sky and Freesat. Undecided about Freeview.
Victoria Derbyshire becomes a two hour magazine programme on Saturdays on BBC2 and the NC between 9-11.
The 10am hour on the NC becomes part of an extended Newsroom Live on BBC2.
Politics Live gets a revamp after the current format tanks, moving it back to Daily Politics style.
Andrew Neil leaves Politics Live, but stays on This Week.
Beth Rigby made Pol Ed at Sky News
Euronews gains a Freeview slot on COM7 or 8.
The start of NBC News and Euronews copy being used on Sky News and vice versa
Sky Sports News on NOW TV becomes free for all pass holders regardless of device.
Last edited by London Lite on 8 December 2018 2:45am - 2 times in total
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all new Phil3,190 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Best News Channel (Domestic) - Sky News
Best News Programme - ITV News at Ten
Best Regional News Programme - Granada Reports
Best Breaking News Coverage - Sky News
Best Brexit Coverage - Sky News
Best International News Channel - BBC World News

Best News Presenter (Domestic) - Kay Burley
Best News Presenter (International) - Rico Hizon live in Singapore
Best News Presenter (Regional) - Lucy Meacock
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) - Tina Daheley
Best News Presenter Overall - Mark Austin

Best Weather Presenter - Chris Fawkes
Best Business Presenter - Ian King

Hard as Nails - Piers Morgan
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Martin Stanford
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - BBC News looking more stale by the day
Best News Music - GMB
Best News Graphics - it’s all a bit lacklustre right now
Most improved in 2018 - GMB
TV Forumer of the Year - Isonstine because he’s *fab*
Overall Top of the Pops - Piers Morgan continuing to hit the cozy world of breakfast TV like a hurricane

My predictions for 2019:
Radical new graphics for Sky News
New presenter for BBC News at 10
Kay Burley to leave Sky to present GMB on Thursdays and Fridays
Newsnight to be axed; replaced by Victoria Derbyshire
Sky News to poach Laura Kuenssberg as Political Editor
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rob7,580 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today
Best News Channel (Domestic): BBC News
Best News Programme: ITV Evening News
Best Regional News Programme : BBC South Today

Best News Presenter (Domestic): Alastair Stewart
Best News Presenter (Regional): Sally Taylor
Best News Presenter Overall: Alastair Stewart

Best Weather Presenter: Carol Kirkwood
Best Business Presenter: Steph McGovern

Hard as Nails: Piers Morgan
Most missed but not necessarily deceased: Alastair Yates
Best News Music: CBS Evening News
Best News Graphics: ITV News
TV Forumer of the Year: Bail
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uktvwatcher83 posts since 26 Feb 2016
BBC World
Best News Channel (Domestic): BBC News Channel
Best News Programme: BBC News at Ten
Best Regional News Programme: BBC Reporting Scotland
Best Breaking News Coverage: Westminster car incident (BBC News)
Best Brexit Coverage: BBC News
Best International News Channel: Euronews

Best News Presenter (Domestic): Clive Myrie
Best News Presenter (International): Sally Bundock
Best News Presenter (Regional): Lucy Owen
Best News Presenter (Newcomer): Ben Bland
Best News Presenter Overall: Huw Edwards

Best Weather Presenter: Lucy Verasamy
Best Business Presenter: Victoria Fritz

Hard as Nails: Piers Morgan
Most missed but not necessarily deceased: Alastair Yates
Biggest disappointment in 2018
Best News Music: BBC News
Best News Graphics: BBC News
Most improved in 2018: Euronews
TV Forumer of the Year: rob
Overall Top of the Pops: Simon McCoy
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DE88682 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
Best News Presenter (Domestic): Alastair Stewart
Best News Presenter (Regional): Fred Dinenage
Best News Presenter Overall: Alastair Stewart

Best Weather Presenter: Laura Tobin
Best Business Presenter: Steph McGovern

Hard as Nails: Kay Burley
Most missed but not necessarily deceased: Richard Baker
Biggest disappointment in 2018: The BBC News website featuring a *very* detailed article on the Love Island final, as though absolutely everyone reading it was mad about the programme
TV Forumer of the Year: Steve Williams
Overall Top of the Pops: Simon McCoy

Only two predictions for 2019:

- Piers Morgan is forced to leave GMB (which, of course, results in viewing figures plummeting)

- BBC News finally adopts the Reith font
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997

On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
Brekkie31,651 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
If this was a genuine awards show you'd probably open it by asking everyone to go home because nobody really deserves anything this year. News is all a bit stuck in a rutt. The genre needs a bit of innovation again really.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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JamesWorldNews7,921 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
Best News Channel (Domestic) - BBC News
Best News Programme - News at Ten
Best Regional News Programme - Scotland Today
Best Breaking News Coverage - Sky News
Best Brexit Coverage - BBC World
Best International News Channel - BBC World

Best News Presenter (Domestic) - Alastair
Best News Presenter (International) - Karin Giannone
Best News Presenter (Regional) - John MacKay
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) - Ben Bland
Best News Presenter Overall - Alastair

Best Weather Presenter - Tomasz
Best Business Presenter - Sally Bundock

Hard as Nails - Lyse Doucet
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Maxine Mawhinney
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - Bradby
Best News Music - ITN
Best News Graphics - BBC World
Most improved in 2018 - BBC Business
TV Forumer of the Year - Rob
Overall Top of the Pops - Alastair Stewart & Martine Croxall.
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
freddied056591 posts since 29 Dec 2016
Meridian (South) South Today
Best News Channel (Domestic) - Sky News
Best News Programme - TODAY on NBC
Best Regional News Programme - ITV Channel TV
Best Breaking News Coverage - MSNBC
Best Brexit Coverage - ITV News
Best International News Channel - MSNBC

Best News Presenter (Domestic) - Stephen Dixon
Best News Presenter (International) - Hoda Kotb
Best News Presenter (Regional) - Fred Dinage
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) - Peter Alexander (new to the presenting scene)
Best News Presenter Overall - Savannah Guthrie

Best Weather Presenter - Al Rocker
Best Business Presenter - N/A

Hard as Nails - Savannah Guthrie (Omarosa)
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Meredith Vieira or Ann Curry
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - BBC Breakfast
Best News Music - The current NBC News package. Always the best
Best News Graphics - MSNBC's Desicion 2018 VR
Most improved in 2018 - Kristen Welker
TV Forumer of the Year - Rob
Overall Top of the Pops - NBC News
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oflahertya (previously coolalfieo) 337 posts since 13 Apr 2013
Westcountry Points West
Best News Channel (Domestic) - Sky News
Best News Programme - Afternoon Live
Best Regional News Programme - Look East East
Best Breaking News Coverage
Best Brexit Coverage
Best International News Channel - BBC World

Best News Presenter (Domestic) - Simon McCoy
Best News Presenter (International) - Katty Kay
Best News Presenter (Regional) - Stewart White
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) - Ben Bland
Best News Presenter Overall - Huw Edwards

Best Weather Presenter - Tomasz
Best Business Presenter - Steph McGovern

Hard as Nails - Piers Morgan
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Maxine Mawhinney
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - BBC News
Best News Music - BBC News
Best News Graphics - Itv News
Most improved in 2018 - Sky News
TV Forumer of the Year - Bail
Overall Top of the Pops
- Martine Croxall
Mouseboy332,644 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Best News Channel (Domestic) - CBC News Network/MSNBC/SkyNews
Best News Programme - CBC The National/ The Rachel Maddow Show/ Situation Room
Best Regional News Programme - City Toronto: CityNews
Best Breaking News Coverage - MSNBC/CNN Domestic
Best Brexit Coverage - SkyNews
Best International News Channel - CNN International

Best News Presenter (Domestic) - Lester Holt- NBC/ Lisa LaFlamme-CTV/Mark Austin - SkyNews
Best News Presenter (International) - Michael Holmes CNN International
Best News Presenter (Regional) - KGMB - HawaiiNewsNow Keahi Tucker/ CBC Toronto - Anne-Marie Mediwake
Best News Presenter (Newcomer) Ginella Massa - CityNews Toronto
Best News Presenter Overall - Micheal Holmes CNN International

Best Weather Presenter - Bill Cantore - Weather Channel
Best Business Presenter -

Hard as Nails - Stephanie Ruhle - MSNBC
Most missed but not necessarily deceased - Tom Brokaw NBC News/Peter Mansbridge CBC News/ Jeremy Paxman BBC Newsnight
Biggest disappointment in 2018 - Everything presentation-wise by SkyNews has been a disaster
Best News Music - The Guardian - Stephen Arnold Music http://www.southernmedia-nmsa.com/#1,1,WSB
Best Graphics - Tegna News Group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swh4Kciz4J8


My predictions for 2019: SkyNews will be forced to create an entirely new presentation
Last edited by Mouseboy33 on 10 December 2018 1:28am
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