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Sky News nightly bulletins coming to Pick TV

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Pick TV, the Freeview channel that was previously Sky3, is to start carrying nightly one-minute bulletins from Sky News.

Sky News evening anchor Martin Stanford will present the first bulletin tonight (November 26) at 9pm on Pick TV, offering a 'fast-paced' update on some of the day's top stories. The report will be produced from Sky News Centre in west London.

Despite the fact that the Sky News channel is already available on Freeview, head of Sky News John Ryley said that the nightly Pick TV bulletins will help expand the broadcaster's reach on digital terrestrial television.

"This is a great opportunity for Sky News to give Freeview viewers a snapshot of our world-class news coverage," he said.

"Viewers will be able to watch the specially-created bulletin and digest the top four to five news stories of the day, and can always turn to Freeview channel 82 where Sky News is available for a more in-depth look at the day's news."

Pick TV channel controller Stephen Ladlow added: "We're thrilled to bring Sky News' world-class service to our audience on Pick TV."

Pick TV, which launched in place of Sky3 on February 28, 2011, typically showcases fringe Sky content on Freeview. It is also available on Sky, TalkTalk TV and Virgin Media.

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