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GB News

A new TV news network chaired by Andrew Neil

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London Lite Founding member London London
If it keeps the extreme right/left wing commentators off BBC and Sky News, I'm for it.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Do we know where GB News is going to be technically produced?


The News UK building I think, aka the 'mini Shard', next door to the big Shard?


Unlikely as News UK have their own rival channel to launch as well.


Of course. I got the two muddled up (not difficult 🤦‍♂️)
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mdtauk London London
It's donor list and senior personnel suggest otherwise.

After what happened with the pro-trump lot, I think they want to be seen as not part of that cadre.
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
If it keeps the extreme right/left wing commentators off BBC and Sky News, I'm for it.


Hopefully that includes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
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Emily Moore Granada North West Today
A Guardian opinion piece reminded me about this.

I don't want to discuss politics, but if the operators of this channel are so keen to include news and views from "communities outside London", why don't they base the channel outside London? Andrew Neil and co. should put their money where their mouths are, and open the channel's HQ and studios in, say, Wakefield or Cannock, and move there themselves. Otherwise, it all feels a little false - London-based media voices professing to be in tune with the rest of the country on-air, while enjoying London life themselves.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
A Guardian opinion piece reminded me about this.

I don't want to discuss politics, but if the operators of this channel are so keen to include news and views from "communities outside London", why don't they base the channel outside London? Andrew Neil and co. should put their money where their mouths are, and open the channel's HQ and studios in, say, Wakefield or Cannock, and move there themselves. Otherwise, it all feels a little false - London-based media voices professing to be in tune with the rest of the country on-air, while enjoying London life themselves.


Well, The Guardian themselves used to be based in Manchester Wink
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johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
A Guardian opinion piece reminded me about this.

I don't want to discuss politics, but if the operators of this channel are so keen to include news and views from "communities outside London", why don't they base the channel outside London? Andrew Neil and co. should put their money where their mouths are, and open the channel's HQ and studios in, say, Wakefield or Cannock, and move there themselves. Otherwise, it all feels a little false - London-based media voices professing to be in tune with the rest of the country on-air, while enjoying London life themselves.


That's a good point, Emily.

The reason, as I understand it, was the same reason why "This Morning" moved from Liverpool Docks to London - it helped them secure better guests.

I know that much of the BBC moved to Salford last decade - I wonder how that impacted on their ability to book live guests? I'd be interested to know.
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Jonwo
If a broadcaster is going to be based outside London, it’s going to be somewhere that’s a major city like Manchester or Leeds. Wakefield and Cannock with all due respect are never going to be top choices.
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globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
The author is obviously using silly examples to make their point, but the point stands. It’s empty rhetoric from the founders. At launch there will be a number of token shows from random cities ‘oop north’. Give them six months and the channel will be the usual mix of opinion shows and filler - all coming from London.
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johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The author is obviously using silly examples to make their point, but the point stands. It’s empty rhetoric from the founders. At launch there will be a number of token shows from random cities ‘oop north’. Give them six months and the channel will be the usual mix of opinion shows and filler - all coming from London.


Always the way, isn't it? Sad
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TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Good heavens looks like Rachel Johnson, Nick Ferrari and Julia Hartley-Brewer is involved with GB News in some form or other.

https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/gb-news-news-channel-andrew-neil-b900143.html

EDIT: I see, they are actually ''prospective presenters''. Article is poorly written.

Quote:
In between Zoom calls to his senior colleagues, McAndrew, the channel’s director of news and programmes, is wading through an inundation of showreel “tapes” sent by prospective presenters for a 24-hour channel that is due to launch in the first half of this year. He is seeking diverse characters with regional accents, strident opinions and other traits that will distinguish GB News from his former employers, the BBC, ITN and Sky News.
Last edited by TMD_24 on 18 January 2021 10:53pm
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
God, that article is horrible. The sort of "unbiased" drivel the suggested line up of GB News will be delivering.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.

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