About Sky News

Sky News is an unrivalled, world class breaking news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting. As the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms - TV, mobile, online, radio and iPad. There have been over 8 million downloads of the Sky News app to mobile devices.

 

On TV

-         Sky News HD is found on Sky digital channel 501 (516 SD) Freeview 132 and  Virgin Media 602

-         Sky News reaches over 107 million homes across 118 countries around the world

-         Sky News is available in the United States and Canada via Livestation, the largest aggregator of live television news online

-         In 2010, Sky News topped an Ipsos MORI survey of International TV channels, run amongst top business leaders in Europe, beating     both BBC World and CNN for daily and weekly reach

-       Sky News’ daily reach is higher than any individual British broadsheet*

-         More people in Europe watch Sky News every day than any other International News Channel**

-         More viewers tune into Sky News every single day as their primary source of news than any other news and business competitor**

Sky News for iPad

-         Sky News for iPad launched in March 2011 reaching the number one spot in the Apple Store’s download chart within 24 hours.

-         The app offers real-time updates, live video and rich interactive graphics.

 

 

On Mobile Phones

-         Sky News journalism is available on all mobile phones

-         iPhone and Android handsets have a custom-written application, with enhanced breaking news alerts

-         Sky News’ iPhone App has been downloaded over 3.9 million times and has been named in Apple’s top ten free UK apps of all time

 

 

Online

-         Skynews.com receives approx. 10 million monthly unique users with around 75 -100 million monthly page views

-         70% of Sky News website traffic comes from the UK

-         Over 1,824,000 people follow  @SkyNews and @SkyNewsBreak on Twitter

-         Over 332,000 people ‘like’  Sky News’ dedicated Facebook page

-         100,000 people are now signed up as part of the Sky News “community” who have registered as users of skynews.com.

 

 

On Radio

-         Sky News Radio delivers national and international news to over 300 commercial stations including Magic FM, Classic FM and Real       Radio, as well as several radio stations based outside the UK.

-         34 million listeners per week tune into stations carrying Sky News Radio bulletins

 

Digital Outdoor Big Screens

-         Sky News is available at 17 giant resolution screens in UK mainline railway stations and on the LG screen at Piccadilly Circus

-         The giant screens see a footfall of  800m people per year

 

Awards

-         Sky News’ success and quality of coverage continues to be recognised by its viewers and the industry. Most recent accolades            include:

-         Royal Television Society (RTS) News Channel of the Year  for a record eighth  time in 2011

-         RTS Home News award in 2012 for coverage of the UK riots

-         RTS International News award in 2012 for coverage of Libya

-         2012 RTS Broadcast Journalist of the Year awarded to Special Correspondent Alex Crawford for an unprecedented fourth time

-         2012 RTS Presenter of the Year awarded to Anna Botting

-         Broadcast Award 2012 for Best News Programme  – The Fall of Tripoli

-         Golden Nymph for Best TV News Item (Battle for Zawiyah) at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

-         Golden Nymph for Best 24-hour News Programme (Mubarak steps down) at the  2011 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

-         International Emmy Award and Broadcast Award for its coverage of the Taliban in Pakistan

-         John Ryley, Head of Sky News, receiving the Individual Achievement award at the Broadcast Digital Awards for his instrumental   role in bringing about the televised Leaders' Debates ahead of the 2010 General Election

 

Sky News bureau and staff

-          Sky News has state-of-the-art newsrooms in Osterley, Westminster and the London ‘Gherkin’

-          It has 7 UK bases each with its own Sky News correspondents

-          There are 11 bureaux outside the UK including, Beijing, Moscow,  Washington DC, Delhi and Jerusalem with over 30 permanent        staff

-          Over 500 staff work for Sky News across the world

 

 

 

Sky News Arabia

-      Sky News Arabia is the first free-to-air Arabic rolling news channel reporting the news as it happens in HD

-      A joint venture between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation (ADMIC) and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), Sky New Arabia is  based in Abu Dhabi and broadcasts to over 50 million homes in the region

-      The channel delivers fresh, fast and independent news across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

-      The channel delivers news across multiple platforms including online and mobile devices

-      The channel has 12 bureaus across the region as well as in London and Washington, and also draws upon Sky News’ network of      bureaus around the world for international coverage

 

 

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