Of interest to political anoraks is the news that Sky News in the UK is launching ‘Sophy Ridge on Sunday’, an hour long Sunday morning programme focusing on the political week in Westminster. Cunningly timed to go 'head to head' with the ITV terrestrial networked Peston on Sunday show.
Although Peston can still be viewed on ITV + one and catch up services, there could be acute competition for live talking heads for the 'Sophy Hour.' Sky News for some reason does not have a plus one. Wags suggest that as Sky now seemingly only has a short 10 minute rotation there really isn't any need for it.
Presented by former Sky News Senior Political Correspondent Sophy Ridge, the programme will be broadcast from 10am on 8 January 2017.
Leaks from the producers suggest that Ms Ridge will not be glued to the studio, and is expected to include an amount of pre-recorded material, as long as it isn't a rehash of the rolling news video....that should take the pressure off any last minute bid for live interviews... one can only hope the BBC Andrew Marr Programme eases up on breaking political news live on air!
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