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    Default Sky News is excellent... but only at night

    Just watching Sky News at 4am. They have intelligent and interesting pieces on Spanish protests, a review of African and asian newspaper headlines, and generally a high-brow tone without the tabloid stuff that usually characterises them.

    I've noticed this before. At around 7am they switch styles to become "The Sun"-TV. Even when they cover the same stories at night as during the day, the night time version contains more journalism and less hype.

    Why is it like this? Are they in competition with Al Jazeera at night? Or do the producers know Murdoch is asleep and so they can quietly keep their real journalism for the night?

    Anyway, I'd love to be able to get the night-time Sky News in a 24 hour version.

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    How long before the 24 hr news-culture reaches Ireland?

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    My late father loved Sky News. He had the great benefit of being senile.

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    Sky News is world class if you want the latest on Jade Goody.

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    using livestation - streams sky, al jazeera, euronews, cnn, france24 etc to your desktop/device. Also worldwide talk radio.

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    I'm watching Sky News at the moment. There's a massive row going on off-screen.

    Shouting and roaring and the female presenter is trying to be as admirably unflapped as possible.
    Pero camarada, ya han pasado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    I'm watching Sky News at the moment. There's a massive row going on off-screen.

    Shouting and roaring and the female presenter is trying to be as admirably unflapped as possible.
    Think that was about cancelled police press conference on Gaia Pope Case.

    Dorset police have announced now they've found a woman's body near Swanage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanof View Post
    Think that was about cancelled police press conference on Gaia Pope Case.

    Dorset police have announced now they've found a woman's body near Swanage.
    Really? Why would that cause a commotion in the studio?

    Someone on Twitter suggested that Scotland nearly got a last minute try against NZ and - possibly - a few Caledonian rugby fans working for Sky might have let the occasion get to them.
    Pero camarada, ya han pasado.

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    will they discuss Jarry speech ?

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    I enjoy "The Pledge".
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