Sky News is a 24-hour international, multi-media news operation based in Britain. It provides non-stop rolling news on television, online, and on a range of mobile devices – as well as delivering a service of national and international radio news to commercial radio stations in the UK. The news service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Having launched as a 24-hour television news channel in 1989, Sky News has also grown into a digital operation through its website and mobile apps. It is also a content provider for news services in the UK and around the world. John Ryley is the Head of Sky News, being in the role since June 2006.
In October 2016, Sky News will be launching a refreshed schedule with new programmes and new presenters.
Sky News launched on Sunday, February 5th 1989 at 6pm.
A new look for Sky News was unveiled on 1st September 1993.
Another corporate look was launched for Sky on 1st September 1995.
Sky News underwent a new look in 1997.
A new look for Sky News was unveiled on Thursday, October 1st 1998, the day that Sky Digital was launched.
On 1 October 2001 Sky News introduced a new look.
On 24 October 2005, Sky News moved to a new studio with revised music and on screen graphics all in Widescreen (16:9) format and a new schedule.
Sky News updated its presentation on 31 October 2007.
Sky News was relaunched at 6am on 3 April 2008. The look, which appears to be inspired by CNN International, has fewer on screen graphics and a more minimalist style.
Refreshed presentation in 2009.
Sky News received a graphics refresh to coincide with the launch of the new HD channel in 2010.
Refreshed Sky News presentation from 26 June 2012.
Sky News' refreshed graphics now online.
A refreshed look for Sky News.
Sky News launched its Irish service on 24 May 2004.
Sky News refreshed its presentation on 24 October 2005. The final Irish bulletin was broadcast on 3 November 2006.
Sky News Arabia is an Arabic news and current affairs channel broadcast mainly in the Middle East and North Africa.