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Sky News wins News Channel of the Year at RTS journalism awards

Sky News was named News Channel of the Year for the sixth year running at Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2023. The channel was praised for its coverage of Ukraine alongside Sky News host Stuart Ramsay who won Network Television Journalist of the year. Judges awarded the news provider for its “impressive range of […]

Sky News Group restructures leadership team

Sky News Group has restructured its leadership team with the appointments of David Rhodes and Jonathan Levy. David Rhodes has been named executive chairman, with Jonathan Levy promoted to managing director and executive editor. Rhodes who joins from News UK replaces John Ryley after departing the company in December 2022. The exec will be responsible […]

John Ryley, long-serving head of Sky News, to step down in Spring 2023

Sky news head John Ryley is to step down next year. In an open letter, he said: “Being head of Sky News is one of the most exhilarating jobs in journalism. Nonetheless, after almost 40 years in the news business, 28 at Sky including 17 lucky years at the helm – I have decided, as […]

CGTN rehires former Ofcom and Sky News head as pressure mounts

China Global Television Network (CGTN) has rehired a former Ofcom board member amid ongoing pressure on the regulator to revoke the state-owned broadcaster’s UK licence.  Over the past few months, the broadcaster has been found guilty on multiple occasions of breaching impartiality rules and airing forced confessions, and has been forced to register as a […]

Boris Johnson coronavirus address becomes one of the UK’s most watched programmes ever

UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on March 23 was historic in more ways than one, with the British prime minister not only introducing unprecedented measures to address the coronavirus pandemic but also setting viewing records. The brief pre-recorded broadcast was watched by 27.1 million British households on linear TV. The official […]

Comcast exploring ‘global NBC-Sky news channel’

Comcast is exploring the possibility of “launching a global NBC-Sky news channel later this year”, according to CEO Brian Roberts. Speaking on Comcast’s Q1 earnings call, Roberts said that Comcast was moving ahead to combine key NBCUniversal and Sky assets, including some European TV channels and global content distribution businesses as well as to collaborate […]

Sky News hails success of Snap partnership

Sky News’ and social media platform Snap’s partnership shows the success of traditional broadcast media on social platforms, according to Christina Nicolotti Squires, director of content at Sky News. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Squires said that whilst consumer behaviour is ever changing Sky News’ strategy is exploring digital distribution avenues. […]

UK accepts 21CF-Sky terms after Disney sweetens Sky News pledge

The UK government has accepted deal terms between 21st Century Fox and Sky, following an improved commitment from Disney to operate Sky News for a period of 15 years. UK culture secretary Matt Hancock said that new deal terms had been offered that meet the criteria he laid out in parliament earlier this month – namely that […]

AWS Elemental highlights benefits of royal wedding recognition tech

The image recognition technology that Sky News will use to enhance its coverage of the forthcoming UK royal wedding between Price Harry and Meghan Markle could have a wide range of applications including in sports, according to AWS Elemental chief marketing officer Keith Wymbs. Sky News and AWS Elemental announced yesterday that they would use […]

Sky News offers machine-learning enhanced Royal Wedding with AWS

Sky News has teamed up with AWS Elemental to use new cloud-based machine learning technology to enhance its coverage of the upcoming UK royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Sky News will use machine learning and media services to name guests as they enter St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and enrich the video content […]

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