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# 48888 17-Nov-2009 10:49
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Why, oh why, does Sky continue to pretend that Sky News is any way a local channel? They insist on slapping a poorly-placed '' logo over the incoming Aussie feed (that doesn't even cover the one underneath it), and that is about as much effort as they go to.

*There are no longer any New Zealand news bulletins on the channel with the exception of a repeat of the 5:30pm Prime News bulletin.

*There are programmes on the guide called 'Sky National News' that are only national if you live in Australia.

*The website that they are so desperate to placate us with is nothing more than with an adjusted header logo. There are zero New Zealand stories available, all categories are filled with Australian news. if you click 'local' at the top the header logo changed to and serves you with local Australian news.

It is quite clear that Sky News Australia has little interest in providing any content for NZ, which is fair enough. But Sky, please stop pretending otherwise. We are not fooled into thinking that this channel has anything to do with you. Please take Sky News Australia off the air and put Sky News UK back on like the good old days and treat us like we actually have a brain.

My two cents.


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  # 273840 17-Nov-2009 12:35
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Have you seen Sky News UK recently?? looks like a UK version of Fox News. Mostly tabloid stuff.. But I do agree with your view in Sky News NZ..



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  # 273855 17-Nov-2009 13:34
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Lol, yes I noticed that terrible over-plastering a while ago and grinned as the cheapness and simply promptly added it to my list of unselected channels.\

There are plenty of other news outlets in NZ, sky should keep the channel but actually have it advertised as "Australian news" as it would attact a market I'm sure rather than trying to cheaply cover it up.


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  # 274342 18-Nov-2009 22:14
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the only good thing about sky news is that one bit of the music sounds (to me) a bit like a bit of the theme from back to the future - and as such it makes back to the future stick in my head all day, which is good.

skynews: particularly 0.13-0.15

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  # 279733 6-Dec-2009 14:58
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The only page on that has the banner is the home page. The rest is!

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  # 279734 6-Dec-2009 15:19
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Yup, it's a total sham. Time Sky stopped trying to convince themselves (because they've certainly got none of us fooled).

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# 279754 6-Dec-2009 17:01
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steve98: ...treat us like we actually have a brain.

That'll never happen.  They're only interested in the money their subscribers are easily parted with.

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  # 279756 6-Dec-2009 17:07
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Wait, Sky do news?
I kinda blotted it from my existence when I realised it was as if we'd suddenly become the eastern territory...

No signature to see here, move along...


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  # 279830 6-Dec-2009 23:00
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The presenters for the 5:30 news are based in the albany studio while the director and the rest of the crew are based in Australia :P

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  # 279859 7-Dec-2009 06:40
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Yep, and that show used to be done in Auzzie before it was moved to NZ once Prime was purchased by Sky.

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  # 279862 7-Dec-2009 07:10
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Don't even start me on that set! Looks like they're sat at some information desk at a trade show. The cheapest, nastiest news set this side of 1995. Even Sky News Ireland managed a better job than that.

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