GB News

British television news channel

GB News is a politically right-leaning news and current affairs television channel in the United Kingdom. It started on 13 June 2021 on Freeview, Sky, YouView, Freesat and Virgin Media.[1] It is jointly owned by British hedge fund manager Sir Paul Marshall, and Legatum, which is headquartered in Dubai.[2][3][4] Its CEO is Greek-born Australian Angelos Frangopoulos. [5] Its first chairman was the British journalist Andrew Neil until 13 September 2021,[6] who used to work for the BBC. Its current chairman is British-born investor Alan McCormick, a partner in Legatum. Before its launch, the Financial Times predicted it would be "right-leaning".[7] The Guardian and City A.M. claimed it would be like the American news television channel Fox News.[8][9]

GB News
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
SloganBritain's news channel
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
OwnerAll Perspectives Ltd.
Key peopleAngelos Frangopoulos (CEO, non British)
Andrew Neil (former Chairman, British)
Launched13 June 2021; 2 years ago (2021-06-13)
FounderAndrew Cole
Mark Schneider
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
FreeviewChannel 236
FreesatChannel 216
YouViewChannel 236

On-air staff Edit

References Edit

  1. "Andrew Neil announces 24 hour GB News channel to rival BBC and Sky". ITV News. 25 September 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ALL PERSPECTIVES LTD persons with significant control - Find and update company information - GOV.UK". Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  3. PA Media (2021-01-06). "Dubai-based investment group and pro-Brexit investor among £60m funders to back GB News as it recruits 120 journalists". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 2021-11-14. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  4. Correspondent, Jake Kanter, Media. "GB News backers voice support for beleaguered channel". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  5. Shields, Bevan (2021-02-21). "The Australian shaking up British broadcasting". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  6. "McCulloch, Norman George, (30 June 1882–8 March 1965), resigned as Chairman Shirley Institute, Didsbury, Manchester, 1960", Who Was Who, Oxford University Press, 2007-12-01, doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u57687, retrieved 2022-04-03
  7. Barker, Alex (25 September 2020). "Andrew Neil to lead new right-leaning UK TV news channel". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  8. Wilson, Eliot (2 October 2020). "Andrew Neil's GB News will test whether there is appetite for a Fox News-style news channel in the UK". City AM. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  9. Waterson, Jim (29 August 2020). "Rivals plan Fox News-style opinionated TV station in UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Tobitt, Charlotte (12 March 2021). "What is GB News? In-depth briefing about Andrew Neil's new channel". Press Gazette. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  11. GB News [@GBNEWS] (12 March 2021). "Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author @LiamHalligan is joining GB News" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. GB News [@GBNEWS] (5 March 2021). "Our journalism team is growing! GB News welcomes Alex Phillips @ThatAlexWoman to our on-air team and @MitchellCMM as an executive producer" (Tweet) – via Twitter.