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Topic # 85126 14-Jun-2011 10:21
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Its very poor for skynews to say Christchurch news conference live on sky news multiview. when new zealand views do not have access too. thats very bad for skynews




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  Reply # 480918 14-Jun-2011 10:26
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You might notice that Sky News NZ carries Sky News AU for a reasonable amount of the day. Letting the presenters know in AU when NZ are taking their stream and so on is prob not the highest priority for them

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  Reply # 480928 14-Jun-2011 10:43
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cws82us: Its very poor for skynews to say Christchurch news conference live on sky news multiview. when new zealand views do not have access too. thats very bad for skynews


As above it is SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA so why do you expext them to provide for NZ, what we need is a 24hr news channel here.

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  Reply # 480965 14-Jun-2011 12:35
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DS9:
cws82us: Its very poor for skynews to say Christchurch news conference live on sky news multiview. when new zealand views do not have access too. thats very bad for skynews


As above it is SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA so why do you expext them to provide for NZ, what we need is a 24hr news channel here.


We had one. It was called TVNZ7..




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  Reply # 481034 14-Jun-2011 15:02
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cws82us: Its very poor for skynews to say Christchurch news conference live on sky news multiview. when new zealand views do not have access too. thats very bad for skynews


As above it is SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA so why do you expext them to provide for NZ, what we need is a 24hr news channel here.


We had one. It was called TVNZ7..


A real 24hr news channel not a doco channel with 5 min news on the hour, except @ 8pm.

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  Reply # 481239 14-Jun-2011 22:55
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I thought the internet was a 24 hour news channel?

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  Reply # 481241 14-Jun-2011 23:02
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cws82us: Its very poor for skynews to say Christchurch news conference live on sky news multiview. when new zealand views do not have access too. thats very bad for skynews


why is this even in the sky thread..




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  Reply # 481260 14-Jun-2011 23:39
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I checked CNN, as I have friends in the US. It had late breaking images for the June 13 quake. All were Feb 22 images. Poor

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  Reply # 481270 15-Jun-2011 01:07
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knoydart: You might notice that Sky News NZ carries Sky News AU for a reasonable amount of the day. Letting the presenters know in AU when NZ are taking their stream and so on is prob not the highest priority for them


Actually, normally the 'Australia' tag gets replaced with "New Zealand", as far as I'm aware, the same raw feed is used for both Australia & New Zealand (Foxtel's EPG certainly shows NZ Prime News at 3:30 Sydney time (i.e. 5:30 here, - as I recall it's a simulcast)).  I'm guessing the split it into two feeds to apply the Australia/New Zealand tags, and to apply Australian/New Zealand ads if/when they have an ad break.

It's likely the person that at the time was 'producing' (the presenters will just say what they are told to say, there would be a live production crew that are overseeing everything and telling them to say 'look at multiview') the feed, forgot/didn't realise that Sky NZ doesn't re-transmit any of the red-button services.  They only Red Button service that Sky NZ transmits is the occasional 'interactive ad' (book a test-drive for the car in the ad, sorta of thing).

As I recall, similar things have happened before with Pike River & the Queensland Floods, (We will be shifting to another press conference, to see the rest of this one, look at Multiview   OR   Look at our live helicopter footage of the flooding via multiview).  I'd imagine the challenge for any news channel is to keep the most important/wanted stuff on the main feed, they may have felt that there was nothing 'new' to report regarding ChCh and decided that covering the normal news in the meantime was a good idea.

The only way it'll ever be resolved, is by pestering Sky NZ next time you call in, to get the multiview for Sky News.

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  Reply # 481652 15-Jun-2011 22:46
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I know what you mean, kind of annoyed me there was cheap tacky 'NZ' tag on the Sky News logo and to spin it as NZ news channel was a scam.

But it all comes down to scalability, cost of service and most of all content.

If you think what was front page new of Stuff.co.nz today and what made evening TV news channels (See US comedian and jibe at NZ politics), we don?t have much content to offer up and keep a dedicated NZ news channel going 24 hours.

And that extra couple of $?s on my monthly bill for a channel rarely watched wouldn?t go down well when, (as stated before) the internet is 24/7 and free. :)

I think how they managed the OZ / NZ feeds is ok and accept occasional mistakes will happen, just like on Discovery and adverts for lower interest finance I can get, if I am an OZ resident...

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