Sky News at Ten

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Sky News at Ten
Genre News
Presented by Anna Botting
(Mon-Thurs)
Mark Longhurst
(Fri-Sun)
Country of origin United Kingdom
(Broadcast internationally)
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Sky News Centre, London
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BSkyB
Release
Original network Sky News
Picture format 16:9, 1080p
Original release 8 March 1999 (1999-03-08) – present
External links
Sky News

Sky News at Ten is a long-running daily news show on Sky News, airing between 10:00pm and 10:30pm. From Monday to Thursday, the show is presented by Anna Botting, while Mark Longhurst fronts the programme from Friday to Sunday.

History[edit]

The show was originally launched on 8 March 1999 following the axe of ITV's News at Ten. Originally, the show used its own special version of the Sky News graphics and a unique mix of the Sky News theme music, and was presented by Bob Friend and Anna Botting.[1][2]

Over the years, the programme has been presented by many of Sky's presenters; since February 2007, Anna Botting has presented the broadcast on weeknights. It is currently followed at 10:30pm by the Press Preview, where the next morning's newspapers are discussed with two studio guests.

In May 2010, Sky News at Ten began to air in the United States on the Fox Soccer Channel cable network at 2am Eastern Time until the start of the European season in August, mainly because of the programme's comprehensive look at the sports of the day and to reduce conflicts with ESPN due to sister network Sky Sports News usually airing at that time. The substitution of Sky News at Ten was purposeful, as Fox Soccer Channel was disallowed to use video imagery of the 2010 FIFA World Cup because of ESPN holding exclusive English language rights to the tournament, which would have necessitated heavy redaction of Sky Sports News broadcasts to remove those clips.

Presenters[edit]

Current Presenters[edit]

Newscaster Duration Role
Anna Botting 1999–present Main Presenter
Mark Longhurst 2012–present Deputy Presenter
Lorna Dunkley 2014–present Relief Presenter

Former Presenters[edit]

Newscaster Duration Role
Bob Friend 1999–2001 Main Presenter
Martin Stanford 2001–07 Main Presenter
Vivien Creegor 2001–05 Main Presenter
Chris Roberts 2002–06 Main Presenter
Stephen Dixon 2002–11 Relief Presenter
Allan King 2002–05 Relief Presenter
Emma Crosby 2002–05 Relief Presenter
Martin Popplewell 2002–05 Relief Presenter
Paula Middlehurst 2004–05 Main Presenter
Gillian Joseph 2005–07 Main Presenter
Anna Jones 2012–13 Acting Main Presenter

Presenter history[edit]

Dates Presenter One Presenter Two Weekend Presenter
March 1999 – 2001 Bob Friend Anna Botting Various
2001-2002 Martin Stanford Vivien Creegor
2002– October 2005
Various Presenters
Various
October 2005 – July 2006 Gillian Joseph
July 2006 – February 2007 Martin Stanford
February 2007 – December 2011 Anna Botting Stephen Dixon
January 2012 – present Mark Longhurst

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You're wrong to bong, ITN tells Sky News". Daily Record. 1 March 1999. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 
  2. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (8 October 2008). "Former Sky News presenter Bob Friend dies aged 70". Guardian Online. Retrieved 2016-03-13.