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Discovery loses £12m on GB News

Discovery Communications lost £12 million (€13.7m) on its stake in British right-wing news channel GB News. The loss was confirmed in a filing to UK regulatory authorities. Discovery, now part of Warner Bros Discovery, invested £20 million in the news channel, but exited after 12 months and sold its 25 per cent stake for £8 […]

October 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Neil to front politics show for C4

Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil is set to return to a regular TV gig with a new current affairs show on Channel 4 starting in May. Neil, who left the GB News channel he helped to set-up after just a few days, will examine the biggest events of the moment and feature interviews with politicians […]

February 21, 2022

Neil splits with GB News?

Andrew Neil is highly unlikely to return to GB News. Relations between the veteran broadcaster and GBN CEO Angelos Frangopoulos are said to have broken down and Neil was not expected to appear on the station again, according to sources cited by the FT. The rift comes as the station makes a series of changes […]

September 6, 2021

Andrew Neil “taking break” from GB News

Andrew Neil is set to take some time off from GB news less than two weeks after the channel was launched. Speaking during his regular 8pm slot on June 24th, Neil admitted it had been a “rocky start” for the channel after a number of high-profile brands pulled their advertising, as well as countless on-air […]

June 25, 2021

GB News ‘fully funded’

The planned GB News TV channel and digital services, proposed as an alternate to the BBC News and Sky News, is now fully funded. Reports say the 24-hour channel, fronted by veteran BBC journalist Andrew Neil, has now received anchor commitments from Discovery International, hedge fund manager Sir Paul Marshall and Dubai-based investor Legatum Group. […]

January 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Ofcom approves Murdoch’s News UK channel

Ofcom has granted a licence for Rupert Murdoch to launch a new TV news service in the UK. The channel, simply branded News UK, will now go live next year, with a spring launch mooted. Although no on-screen talent has yet been revealed for the “opinionated” new channel, rumoured names include Piers Morgan and Lord […]

December 2, 2020

Discovery backs GB News channel

Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil is launching a 24-hour news channel to rival those offered by the BBC and Sky. Neil will be the face and chairman of GB News, bringing to an end of his relationship with the BBC, where he has worked regularly since the 1990s. As well as being appointed chairman and […]

September 28, 2020