Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1066 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted

Topic # 48888 17-Nov-2009 10:49
Send private message

Why, oh why, does Sky continue to pretend that Sky News is any way a local channel? They insist on slapping a poorly-placed '.co.nz' 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 skynews.co.nz website that they are so desperate to placate us with is nothing more than skynews.com.au 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 skynews.com.au 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.

Steve

Create new topic
7528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 704

Subscriber

  Reply # 273840 17-Nov-2009 12:35
Send private message

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..




Regards,

Old3eyes


3001 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 273855 17-Nov-2009 13:34
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


6429 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1565


  Reply # 274342 18-Nov-2009 22:14
Send private message

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-LLlkQNqC8 particularly 0.13-0.15


673 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Subscriber

  Reply # 279733 6-Dec-2009 14:58
Send private message

The only page on skynews.co.nz that has the .co.nz banner is the home page. The rest is .co.au!




Morgan French-Stagg

 

morgan.french.net.nz

 

 




1066 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted

  Reply # 279734 6-Dec-2009 15:19
Send private message

Yup, it's a total sham. Time Sky stopped trying to convince themselves (because they've certainly got none of us fooled).

2828 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 776

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 279754 6-Dec-2009 17:01
Send private message

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.

591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 279756 6-Dec-2009 17:07
Send private message

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...




36 posts

Geek


  Reply # 279830 6-Dec-2009 23:00
Send private message

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

673 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Subscriber

  Reply # 279859 7-Dec-2009 06:40
Send private message

Yep, and that show used to be done in Auzzie before it was moved to NZ once Prime was purchased by Sky.




Morgan French-Stagg

 

morgan.french.net.nz

 

 




1066 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted

  Reply # 279862 7-Dec-2009 07:10
Send private message

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.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20


D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31


Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network
Posted 10-Aug-2017 17:55


REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024
Posted 10-Aug-2017 16:05


Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees
Posted 10-Aug-2017 15:49


New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud
Posted 10-Aug-2017 09:56



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.