WORLD news events surged today to record the biggest one-day gain in stories since the beginning of the Michael Jackson murder trial in September this year.
Journalists for the broadcaster have reported huge volumes in daily events from around the globe and have requested a continuous news report to replace the 5-hour murder-trial timeslot.
News stories plummeted sharply in early October leaving the station no other option but to replace its programming with live coverage of Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial.
Chairman for BSkyB James Murdoch said the surge could not have come at a better time for the station: “I guess you could call it pure luck. One thing goes and another just pops up. That’s show business baby!”
Hundreds of staff working at the station were relieved at the ‘new news’.
One producer said: “We didn’t know what was going to happen when the trial finished. Most of us were praying for a mis-trial so they would have to repeat the whole process again.”
“Thank God for the sudden surge in news.”
The news of the news came shortly after 9pm this morning.
Several Sky correspondents contacted the station about events which were likely to happen between the hours of 5 and 10 pm, Monday through Friday.
This recent dip in news has been compared to the 1995 crisis when stories ceased for a 10 month period.
“Luckily we had the OJ Simpson trial to carry us through that little period. We have been very lucky indeed.” said sky news camera-man Patrick Taylor.
Rumours at Sky News head quarters indicated that the possible televising of the ‘Gadaffi golden gun murder trial’ could have been announced if the trend stayed as it was.
James Murdoch concluded: “Televising a golden gun on trial for murder would have been a whole new low for us. Hopefully this current news volume will continue.”