It’s 30 years to the day since Sky launched its satellite TV service in the UK.
To celebrate, Sky News has decided to do something rather unusual – the network has equipped its studios with 44 cameras and you can watch behind-the-scenes footage all day today.
While the footage seems rather dry to start with, it’s actually quite addictive and you’ll be curious if you’re at all interested in how TV works.
Most of the cameras are concentrated in the Sky News Centre at Sky’s UK HQ in Osterley, south west London.
Others are based at Sky’s Westminster studio in Millbank and Sky’s Washington bureau. Sky News is watched by 169.1 million viewers across 168 countries.
Viewers are being told what they’re seeing on screen and what people’s responsibilities are in, say, the gallery or studio. It’s actually quite interesting and the channel is being narrated by Niall Paterson and Jayne Secker during the day.
There will also be insight into editorial meetings although when we listened in on one the sound got cut because they were discussing an embargoed story.
You can watch the channel right here on YouTube:
There’s also a 360 camera stream, but it isn’t quite as insightful:
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