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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

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia

YouTube has suspended Sky News Australia’s account for breaching rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. YouTube has issued a ‘strike’ under its three-strike policy, preventing Sky News Australia from uploading any new content for a week. A third strike results in permanent removal. YouTube did not highlight specific items but said it opposed material that “could […]

August 2, 2021

Study: Young Brits prefer online news

Young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the Internet, over TV and other sources, according to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. Nine in 10 younger people aged 16-24 (89 per cent) follow news stories online, compared with under two-thirds (61 per cent) who get their news from […]

July 27, 2021

Sky News,, launch full news channel in days, the pioneer of revolutionary cloud-based technology for live graphic overlays, and, the cloud-based, all-in-one, streaming production studio, have announced they partnered with Sky News to launch a dedicated broadcast channel covering Derek Chauvin’s trial, for the George Floyd murder case, in a record-breaking nine days. Sky News made the decision it was in the […]

July 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

Report: Trust in TV news grows

Reuters has launched its Digital News Report 2021 – a comprehensive annual report on news consumption worldwide. This year’s report covers 46 markets, including six new ones: India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigeria, Colombia and Peru. The report provides evidence that some news organisations have benefitted from a desire for reliable information over the last year – […]

June 23, 2021

Guru-Murthy named Chair of albert News Consortium

Krishnan Guru-Murthy has accepted the position of Chair of the albert News Consortium. The group, which formed in January 2021, was set up to support the broadcast and production community specifically engaged in news television. Members of the group currently include: ITN (producers of ITV News, Channel 4 News and 5 News), BBC, ITV, Sky […]

June 22, 2021

Cheddar News selects Blackbird

Blackbird, the developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has announced that Cheddar News has chosen Blackbird for ultra-efficient, flexible and sustainable video production. Since launching in 2016, Cheddar News has been breaking the mould of traditional news with an authentic voice and fresh perspective that reflects the diversity, energy and […]

June 14, 2021

Aintree, Cheltenham festivals boost horseracing TV audiences

The Randox Grand National Festival and the Cheltenham Festival has brought unprecedented interest in horseracing from audiences stuck at home, according to Racecourse Media Group (RMG), which described the last few weeks as a “watershed” period for the sport. With most of the nation at home due to lockdown restrictions, which had resulted in the […]

April 22, 2021

Sky News Arabia starts training academy

Sky News Arabia is launching a training academy to encourage the next generation of Arab talent. Sky News Arabia Academy says it will feature a range of specialised training courses aimed at individuals taking their first steps in media, while also providing a platform for established professionals and corporates looking to sharpen their skills and […]

April 22, 2021By Chris Forrester