SkyNews.com

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SkyNews.com
Created by Martin Stanford
Presented by Martin Stanford
Country of origin UK
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network Sky News
Picture format 16:9 (UK, online service)
4:3 (International)
Original release 2 October 2007 – 10 September 2010
Website

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 was cancelled in 2010, with the last edition airing on 10 September 2010.[1] The slot was 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 focused 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 was streamed live through the Sky News website, and whilst the television programme went to a commercial break, Stanford would give the online audience additional content.[citation needed]

On 8 September 2008, Sky.com News became SkyNews.com (in line with a web address change for Sky News, which has since been superseded by news.sky.com) and moved to the 7pm slot each weekday, running until 7.30pm.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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