Media Bulletin

Refresh for Sky News website

By Staff

27th June 2012

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Sky News has unveiled a new-look website following a redesign of skynews.com.

The website’s new homepage is more user friendly and allows users detailed access to stories by exploring galleries, graphs, timelines and images. Navigation has been simplified and analysis and specialist comment has been made more prominent.
 
A weather section has also been launched, giving users a detailed three-hourly local forecast for their postcode, as well as a broader look at the national and international picture.
 
Andrew Hawken, Head of Editorial, Sky News Digital, said: “The new site is real progress for us, and completes our world-class multi-platform offering. Viewers will find the site easier to navigate, with all the top stories in one place and with much more detail, as well as additional benefits like a broader range of comment and analysis pieces and more detailed weather service.”
 
John Jelley, Executive Producer, Sky News Online added: “We went back to the drawing board to give video and rich interactive media a more central role in the site. We wanted to make the most of a new content management system to produce some of the web’s best story experiences – where any type of content can take the lead, and where users can explore a full range of relevant context, all on the same page.”
 
Live streaming of Sky News is available as before in full screen, as well as the latest 3 minute bulletin, and the day’s national newspaper front pages.

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