Sky News had to stop broadcasting between interviews this evening (September 21) after a fire alarm went off.
Presenter Anna Boating was interviewing political journalist John Craig at 11.15pm.
She interrupted Craig who spoke through the events in Westminster: “John Craig, I’m sorry, I have to run. There’s a fire alarm in the area that controls our programming. We’ll be back soon.”
Boating soon tweeted: “Fire alarm. Broadcast stopped. Come back soon …”
By 11.45pm, the show had not yet returned, although it is not clear what happened.
Sky News reporter James Moyes tweeted: “Coverage off # Sky News As interrupted annabotting Says a #Fire The alarm went off in the building controlling the programming.
“Studio in # Ster Sterley With regular fire alarm checks, new ones – so hopefully nothing serious. All the comrades crossing the finger are safe! “
According to one viewer, all the live Sky programs were impressed.
Station director and presenter James Kelly said on Twitter shortly after the alarm went off:
“Well this is funny !!” He said.
“Looks like the fire alarm went off in Ter Sterley! Sky HQ and all of Sky’s live transmission programs had to be cut off.”
After the show aired, journalist Matthew Keys said on Twitter: “Fire alarm also forced Sky News’ sister channel to suspend live programming on Sky Sports News. Both are running pre-recorded programs that are part of the emergency queue for situations. “
Numerous viewers were shocked by the disruption and went on to discuss it on social media.
Vivian Taylor summed up many people’s thoughts when she said: “Let us know how things are. Hopefully everyone and the building are OK and that’s just a false alarm!”
Osterley is in west London, about four miles west of Cave Gardens.
Sky began broadcasting in 2017 in the state-of-the-art production studio of 233 million production lbs.
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