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Cleese signs with GB News

Comedian John Cleese has signed on to become a presenter on the right-leaning television channel GB News, saying his show will focus on “free speech”. The former Monty Python will present shows on GB News from next year. His crdits also include Fawlty Tower, Time Bandits and Erik the Viking, and he has starred in […]

October 10, 2022

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

Live GB News coverage of Queen’s funeral delivered by AsiaSat and OCGL

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), Asia’s premier satellite solutions provider, will be delivering the GB News channel on AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 9, and along with its subsidiary One Click Go Live’s live streaming platform will distribute the GB News live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on September  19th from 0600 London time (1300 […]

September 15, 2022

NewsPlayer+ adds GB News

NewsPlayer+, the global subscription streaming news platform, has announced a new partnership with GB News, making the channel more easily accessible to a worldwide audience. GB News, which focuses on British views across the UK, joins NewsPlayer+’s line-up 32+ live news channels all in one single app. GB News includes original news, debate and opinion-based content. The channel […]

September 1, 2022

WBD quits GB News

Warner Bros Discovery has walked away from GB News, selling its £60 million (€71m) investment in the fledgling channel to existing backers Legatum Ventures and its chairman Sir Paul Marshall. WBD says that since the Warner-Discover merger, it had “evaluated our global and local investment portfolio” and is no longer a GB News shareholder. WBD […]

August 18, 2022

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

GB News international expansion?

GB News is plotting an overseas expansion according to reports, after its underwhelming UK launch. The news channel, which positions itself as “an alternative to the UK’s liberal media landscape” has seen its viewership plummet by over 60 per cent since its debut in June. Andrew Neil, the former BBC journalist who was the face […]

December 9, 2021

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

Simplestream powers GB News OTT

Live, live-2-VoD, and on-demand OTT platform specialist Simplestream has been selected by GB News – the newly-launched British free-to-air television news channel – to power a range of new OTT services. The latest digital offering complements the service’s mass-reach traditional linear television distribution strategy via DTH, DTT and cable through increased reach and consumer engagement. […]

July 13, 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