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Created by Sky News
Presented by Martin Stanford
Matt Smith
Country of origin UK
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Sky News (TV and online service)
Picture format 16:9 (UK, online service)
4:3 (International)
Original release 2 October 2007 – 10 September 2010, formerly 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 at 7.30pm.[2]


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On 8 September 2008, News became (in line with a web address change for Sky News, which has since been superseded by and moved to the 7pm slot each weekday, running until 7.30pm.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


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


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