Good to see signs that News 24 is moving ahead of Sky News
Hmmm... I wonder if Richard Sambrook is making a like-for-like comparison when he says that "News 24 and Sky News are neck-and-neck", and using *only* the figures for people watching N24 on DSAT, DTT
and cable... knowing what the BBC's like, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he's factoring in the simulcasting on BBC-1.
It's a bit like the BBC's habit of claiming loudly that BBC-1's all-day share is higher than ITV's (which is true), but then mysteriously failing to mention that in prime-time - the most important time of day for any TV channel, but especially commercial ones - ITV is some 4.2 share points ahead of BBC-1 (and the gap increased slightly in 2003).
That said, the BBC has obviously been looking carefully at Sky News for inspiration for its latest relaunch...