Sky News is mounting a multi-platform coverage assault on the upcoming US election. The coverage starts on Monday, with a new nightly show presented by Jeremy Thompson, a veteran news anchor who is covering his sixth US election. Called 'America Decides', it will air at midnight to 1am UK time from Monday to Friday, and will include the latest developments, interviews and analysis.
From the following Monday – the day before the election – Sky News will be presented live from a specially created studio overlooking Times Square in New York. The coverage will roll continuously 24 hours a day from there until Thursday November 10th, when attention turns to Washington.
Expect plenty more analysis of all the challenges facing the new president.
Special editions of Sky News regulars 'Sunrise', 'All Out Politics', 'Sky News Tonight' and 'Murnaghan' will be broadcast from the US, with hosts Adam Boulton, Kay Burley, Gillian Joseph, Sarah-Jane Mee, Durmat Murnaghan and Jeremy Thompson on-hand.
A special show called 'Clinton v Trump: America Decides' will start at 10pm on November 8th and last until 'Sunrise' the next morning. It will air on both Sky News and Sky Atlantic.
Coverage will also be streamed live on Sky News' Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. These channels will feature bespoke social media content.
"No American election campaign has captured the world's attention like this one," said John Ryley, head of Sky News. "We are sending more people than ever before to cover the most bitter and controversial election in modern US history bringing our customers the best news, debate and analysis from our unrivalled team of specialists and presenters across TV, mobile, radio and social media."