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New Discovery & Murdoch News Channels?

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London Lite Recently warned London London
The tv operations of LBC and talkRADIO are pretty slick in comparison. LBC especially has their radio studio built to tv specs.

talkRADIO's on screen graphics are pretty good, even if I find the output questionable.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I think pretty much all of talkRADIO’s daytime output is being streamed YouTube now with even the most of the interviews being conducted over video rather than just through a voice call.

Apologies for the inclusion Dan Wootton in this example.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Jon posted:
I’m surprised Discovery would want to be a part of this venture.


I imagine Discovery would want to be as assosiated with a channel like this as much in the same way Disney are scrubbing the Fox name out of everything at least partly because of the assosiation with Fox News.
DE
derek500 West Country (West) Points West
In my eyes, Sky News certainly used to be leaning more to the right, and I considered the BBC to be more to the left, but only slightly in each case. Nothing like in America. These days it is not as clear, I certainly would not call either channel right wing, and Sky News does seem to be morphing into a bit of the Guardian TV channel, they have hired many well known left wing journalists for example. I do not suggest that means their output is bias. I don't think it is, but there is spin in everything in media.

There is certainly an opening for a "right wing" news channel in the UK. But it is never going to be a UK Fox News, we don't allow that sort of stuff here (CNN style etc included). But something along the lines of the "old" Sky News certainly would be something I would watch. I seldom watch Sky these days, more because of the changes more than the political leaning. I hope it won't be over the top though.


It would be good to get the 'old' Sky News back again. Remember the days when the 'left' hated Burley and Boulton? Not any more. It's full of young left wingers now who wear their politics on their sleeves. I said a year or so ago on here it's now Guardian TV. It's getting worse by the day.

Viewers need a choice. Sky News was never right wing as many believed, but now it's certainly left of centre.
AN
another_beauty
This is a worrying piece of news. Not because of any bias but because of what such a channel could potentially lead to albeit indirectly. I'm sure that if there is such an outlet is created then it will be covered by OFCOM (it has to be to get on the air) but if a story occurs that causes an incredible amount of outrage then the coverage given by such a station could lead potentially to some form of backlash from the public.

What follows is a theoretical situation

An accident occurs where a child is killed in a car collision. The driver is arrested and is initially charged with causing death by dangerous driving. The subsequent court case results in a lenient sentence for the driver who is instantly released by the court having already served time.

GB News goes mad and starts not just going on about miscarriages of justice but repeating the name of the driver. Now someone having seen this and having an idea of where this person lives decides to impose their own kind of justice. Some harm comes to the driver and someone is arrested.

The person tells the police that they acted because they had been angered by the coverage that GB News had given to the story (possibly some commentator had been venting their spleen).

GB News is blamed for indirectly instigating mob justice. Questions are asked in the Commons and OFCOM strips GB News of it's licence.


It's too easy for such a thing to happen


You have a vivid imagination.
Ratflump, derek500 and Jonwo gave kudos
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
The nonsense about Sky, BBC, C4 et al being "left-of-centre" is just that.

America is full of partisan cable news channels, with MSNBC being the worst for the Democrats, while we all know about Fox News being pro-Trump. CNN is somewhere in the middle, while HLN which only has bulletins for a short period per day is impartial.

However if you watch the network newscasts or the local bulletins, there is still plenty of what would be considered by UK standards to be impartial. Fox's local newscasts (on Fox owned stations) are nothing like those on Fox News for example with quality local and national journalism with a lifestyle skew.
TM
TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
From what I have watched with CNN they are very Democrat leaning. They do spend a lot of time giving coverage to Trump but doing it in a very critical angle.
Does Graham Norton have Norton Security installed on his computer?
NL
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is a worrying piece of news. Not because of any bias but because of what such a channel could potentially lead to albeit indirectly. I'm sure that if there is such an outlet is created then it will be covered by OFCOM (it has to be to get on the air) but if a story occurs that causes an incredible amount of outrage then the coverage given by such a station could lead potentially to some form of backlash from the public.

What follows is a theoretical situation

An accident occurs where a child is killed in a car collision. The driver is arrested and is initially charged with causing death by dangerous driving. The subsequent court case results in a lenient sentence for the driver who is instantly released by the court having already served time.

GB News goes mad and starts not just going on about miscarriages of justice but repeating the name of the driver. Now someone having seen this and having an idea of where this person lives decides to impose their own kind of justice. Some harm comes to the driver and someone is arrested.

The person tells the police that they acted because they had been angered by the coverage that GB News had given to the story (possibly some commentator had been venting their spleen).

GB News is blamed for indirectly instigating mob justice. Questions are asked in the Commons and OFCOM strips GB News of it's licence.


It's too easy for such a thing to happen


You have a vivid imagination.


Vivid? I'll go along with that but we are living in turbulent times.
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
From what I have watched with CNN they are very Democrat leaning. They do spend a lot of time giving coverage to Trump but doing it in a very critical angle.

Being critical of Trump doesn't make you a Democrat.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I think I can see the direction this thread's heading in now...
NL
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well lets try and turn it back before the mods step in. From a purely legislatory view I find it very unlikely that such a channel would be allowed on television. Youtube seem more likely.
SE
TheSebastian
Well lets try and turn it back before the mods step in. From a purely legislatory view I find it very unlikely that such a channel would be allowed on television. Youtube seem more likely.


Well the fantasy you outlined wouldn't be, but it not anywhere near the reality in any circumstances. Ever.

The reality could easily be on broadcast TV, just as Farage was on radio (same broadcast code effectively) lots of room outside of PSB type regulated news builtens for opinion content

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