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.