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GB News

A new TV news network chaired by Andrew Neil

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TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Confirmed that Andrew Neil will be the chairman of the now announced GB News.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/andrew-neil-to-chair-a-new-british-television-news-network/amp?__twitter_impression=true
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dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Sounds like he is quitting the BBC after the US Election



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From the Spectator:
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For some time now, there has been talk about a challenger TV news channel to rival Sky and the BBC. Now it’s official: GB News will launch early next year – under the chairmanship of Andrew Neil, who will be its star presenter. He’ll be one of about a hundred journalists joining the new channel, which will be the most important television launch in Britain for a generation.

It’s unlikely to be a Sky-style rolling news channel – this format does well during major news events, it struggles on quieter news days. Besides Andrew, the management team will include Angelos Frangopoulos (ex-Sky Australia) John McAndrew (ex-Sky News) as Director of News and Programming. Whether they will be able to cope with the competition from Spectator TV, of course, is another matter entirely...


https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/andrew-neil-to-chair-a-new-british-television-news-network

Also, the BBC has confirmed his departure.



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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I've seen some of the shows he's been presenting for the Spectator on Youtube and they are great in terms of content if a bit dodgy technically. I'm sure it will be successful and will certainly be different.
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cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Summary of the spectator article:

It's great, a rival to news channels like BBC and Sky, oh but it isn't a news channel, and it won't give the government the blame, and it isn't Fox news, and it's a bit like LBC, and he will do four one hour shows in prime time.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Summary of the spectator article:

It's great, a rival to news channels like BBC and Sky, oh but it isn't a news channel, and it won't give the government the blame, and it isn't Fox news, and it's a bit like LBC, and he will do four one hour shows in prime time.


Its a mixed bag to say the least.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
It’s sad to see him leave the BBC. But when the BBC barely use him it makes little difference.

I hope we see the same Andrew Neil on GB News that we saw on the BBC and not one that becomes fiercely right wing.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jon posted:
It’s sad to see him leave the BBC. But when the BBC barely use him it makes little difference.

I hope we see the same Andrew Neil on GB News that we saw on the BBC and not one that becomes fiercely right wing.


I can't see him mutating into a right-wing fanatic. In my opinion he's one of the best journalists in the UK and will certainly give GB News a huge amount of authority.
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johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Jon posted:
It’s sad to see him leave the BBC. But when the BBC barely use him it makes little difference.

I hope we see the same Andrew Neil on GB News that we saw on the BBC and not one that becomes fiercely right wing.


Very interesting.

Part of his appeal is that he rips apart anyone he's interviewing regardless of whether they share his world view or not. Hope he stays that way.

Obviously didn't tick enough boxes anymore with the Beeb. Very mistake prone at the mo is Auntie.

I am really enjoying Times Radio at the mo. Wonder if this might reflect some of its approach in TV format.
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tightrope78 UTV Newsline
I very much like Andrew Neil but he was deluded if he ever thought there would be a place for his weekly political shows in prime time, even on BBC2. It’s almost like he was looking for any reason to pick a fight with the BBC and move on. I do think he will lean more likely to right now he’s going from the BBC but it’s also highly unlikely that he’ll turn into a British Bill O’Reilly.
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The best political interviewer on British television (in my opinion).
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freddied056 Meridian (South) South Today
Certainly seeing that GB News are trying to market themselves not as a Fox News-style broadcaster, but one that brings 'balance'.

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