Sky News DOWN: News channel goes off air at start of Mark Austin’s show from Ukraine

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Sky News has gone down today for millions of viewers, with a Temporary Fault error screen being beamed to homes around the country.

The outage happened just at the start of the Mark Austin News Hour as Sky were contiuing their live coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

As the Sky technical issues hit Austin took to Twitter to say the issue should be resolved soon.

The Sky News presenter tweeted: “Sorry the programme was cut off abruptly from Ukraine just now . We’re all good … fire alarm in London. Back soon hopefully”.

Sky News came back on the air about 20 minutes later, with the team broadcasting from the London newsroom rather than Ukraine.

Kimberley Leonard reported from there had been a fire alarm “but we are all OK”.

The Sky issues also affected the Sky Sports News channels, with the outage happening around 5.10pm.

Austin later revealed that Sky News’s live coverage from Ukraine would continue from 6pm.

The Sky News presenter tweeted: “We will back with you from Ukraine at 6pm all being well.”

More to follow…

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