News UK is to launch a new channel, talkTV, in early 2022. talkTV will offer a mix of programming from News UK’s stable of household brands.
There will be hourly news bulletins, sports and entertainment shows as well as current affairs, debate, opinion and documentaries.
New format shows will be introduced using talent from the News UK brands – talkRADIO, talkSPORT, Virgin Radio, Times Radio, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.
News UK will hire new talent to join a schedule of prime time programming for the evenings. Piers Morgan has already been signed to the channel and will host a show on week nightsthat will also air in Australia on Sky News and in the US on FOX Nation.
“We are committed to providing choice for television and streaming viewers and bringing the best of our journalism to the screen,” said Rebekah Brooks, Chief Executive of News UK. “Taking advantage of modern technology, we can produce high quality shows at low cost.”
Scott Taunton, CEO of News UK Broadcasting described a “mix of entertaining and informative shows that no other service provides.
News UK has invested in new TV studios in its HQ in the News Building in London Bridge.
Scott Taunton recently expanded his remit beyond radio and audio and was appointed CEO, News UK Broadcasting and is leading the talkTV launch.
talkRADIO TV has soft launched on connected TV platforms and is streamed live through the talkRADIO TV app. It is available on Samsung TV Plus, Apple TV, Rakuten, Samsung TV Plus, Roku, YouTube and on Amazon Fire TV. There is a free talkRADIO TV app and a livestream on talkRADIO.tv.
Its roster of presenters includes Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Trisha Goddard, Rob Rinder and Jeremy Kyle who started on Monday this week.
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