Monday, September 1, 2014

Sky News adds beautiful looking new primetime news show, Sky News Tonight, anchored by Adam Boulton and Sarah Hewson.

Sky News (DStv 402) on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform today added a brand-new primetime news show, Sky News Tonight, with simply beautiful looking graphics and which will from 1 September broadcast between 20:00 and 22:00 with Adam Boulton and Sarah Hewson as the anchors.

Besides Sky News, CNN International (DStv 401) and eNCA (DStv 403) also made big changes today, with CNN International changing its on-air graphics to reflect that of CNN in America, and eNCA also changing its on air-graphics, logo and look.

Sky News Tonight on Sky News has a distinct blue look with beautiful, clean and clear translucent graphics.

Sky News Tonight promises to bring "the best of Sky News' journalism with interviews with major guests, studio debate, analysis and a pioneering social media cross-over".

The social media component was instantly felt but didn't overpower the show, making it possible for viewers to interact with the show.

Sky News' social affairs editor Afua Hirsch will now bring a brand new, forensic analysis of the day's major national and international news using new technology, data journalism and cutting-edge digital media tools.

"Sky News Tonight will not only showcase the best of  the channel’s journalism but also offer a platform to delve further into the stories of the day incorporating digital components to better illustrate and explain," says John Ryley, the head of Sky News.

"This will be a high production show determined by a serious news agenda".