Sky News is set to offer its viewers unprecedented access to every aspect of its digital, television, and radio operations during a full day of live ‘behind the scenes’ broadcasting.
Sky News Raw, which will be broadcast on its own pop-up channel, will run from 7am-5pm on February 5th – 30 years to the day since the UK’s first 24-hour news organisation aired its first bulletin.
It will offer viewers a glimpse of the inner workings of one of the news cahnnel, including key editorial meetings, every element of the newsgathering process and live studio and outside broadcasts.
Viewers tuning in to Sky News Raw will be guided through the day by presenters Niall Paterson and Jayne Secker.
Fixed cameras will capture events in the Sky News newsroom at Osterley, the political nerve-centre at Millbank, in the on-air TV galleries, the Sky News studios, along with locations around central London. A live camera will also track a day in the life of a reporter in one of Sky’s bureaus as they pursue a new story.
The day will be launched on February 4th with a live debate on the future of news on Sky News. Leading figures from new and traditional media will be interviewed across the day.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News said: “Over the last 30 years, Sky News has earned its reputation as one of the UK’s most trusted news organisations – offering original, distinct journalism and clarity in what is an increasingly uncertain world. But now is the time to look forward to the next 30 years of Sky News, to offer viewers a glimpse of the news organisation of the future. Sky News Raw will do just that – we look forward to opening our doors and inviting the viewer in.”
Sky News Raw will be available on Sky channel 523, via the Sky News website or via the Sky News App.