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Why did Sky remove NBC news?

Why did Sky remove NBC news?


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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

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@sixstring 

Discussed here at length

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-On/No-Channel-521-NBC-News/m-p/4502364#M141500 


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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

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@sixstring 

 

It's most likely that Comcast (which owns both NBC Universal and Sky Group) took the decision on economic grounds.

 

Providing news coverage is typically very expensive for a tiny audience share, and it's particularly costly to run a parallel service which meets the strict UK Broadcasting Code alongside one intended for a US audience.

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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

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@sixstring 

Discussed here at length

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-On/No-Channel-521-NBC-News/m-p/4502364#M141500 


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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

"Discussed here at length"?

 

I did not see any "reason" given or explained. 

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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

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Comcast and Sky don't have to give a reason why they remove a channel.

 

However i wouldn't be surprised if at some point in 2024 we see Sky News simulacasting NBC News Now in the early hours of the morning, similar to how NBC News Now simulcasts a bit of Sky News every day in an effort to reduce costs,



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Re: Why did Sky remove NBC news?

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@sixstring wrote:

 

I did not see any "reason" given or explained. 

 


News channels lose money: if Comcast decided not to do so on two different outlets, that's up to them.

 

Even the continuation of Sky News isn't a given.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jan/25/adam-boulton-sky-news-faces-existential-crisis-as-tv-h... 

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