SkyNews.com

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SkyNews.com
Created by Sky News
Presented by Martin Stanford
Matt Smith
Country of origin UK
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Sky News (TV and online service)
Picture format 16:9 (UK, online service)
4:3 (International)
Original run 2 October 2007 – 10 September 2010

SkyNews.com, formerly Sky.com News, was a nightly television news programme broadcast from 7-7.30pm weekdays on Sky News in the United Kingdom. It was the first British news programme to be solely dedicated to Internet led news[citation needed] and was hosted by Martin Stanford. The show has now been cancelled, the last edition aired on 10 September 2010.[1] The slot has been replaced with a one hour edition of Jeff Randall Live, which previously aired after SkyNews.com at 7.30pm.[2]

History[edit]

The programme was launched in October 2007, and focuses on the popular news stories on the Sky News website, as well as the Internet as a whole. In February 2008, Sky.com News won a Royal Television Society award for its innovative approach to news and for letting "the public rather than the news editor set the agenda.”[3] The programme is streamed live through the Sky News website, and whilst the television audience goes to a commercial break Martin gives the online audience additional content.[citation needed]

On 8 September 2008, Sky.com News became SkyNews.com (in line with the recent web address change for Sky News) and moved to the 7pm slot each weekday, running until 7.30pm. The show previously ran from 7.30-8pm Tuesday to Friday.

On 1 September 2010, Martin Stanford announced via his Twitter page that the show had been axed and would cease broadcasting on Friday 10 September.[4]

Categories[edit]

  • Most clicked - The top stories on SkyNews.com
  • Movers - Martin and a guest blogger chat about hot topics
  • Buzz - A guest debate with web agenda
  • Most searched - The top searched words on SkyNews.com
  • Video - Current popular web videos

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