A brand new national news channel, GB News, launches tonight (Sunday 13th June) at 8.00 p.m. across a wide variety of platforms, including Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat and YouView.
The channel is headlined by some big names in news broadcasting, such as Andrew Neil and Alistair Stewart, and is billed as the alternative and antidote to the established BBC, ITV and Sky News. The assembled reporters include a blend of reassuring old hands (such as Simon McCoy, Colin Brazier and Kirsty Gallacher) and younger, more diverse voices ( like Mercy Muroki, Nana Akua and Inaya Folarin Iman).
GB News hits the air with a reported £62 million budget and plans to broadcast 6,500 hours a year of original news, opinion and debate.
Monday 14th June’s GB News schedule is:
- 6.00 a. m. The Great British Breakfast
- 9.00 a.m. Colin Brazier & Mercy Muroki
- Noon Gloria De Piero and Liam Halligan
- 3.00 p.m. Simon McCoy and Alex Phillips
- 6.00 p.m. Michelle Dewberry
- 8.00 p.m. Andrew Neil
- 9.00 p.m. Dan Wootton
- Midnight – 6.00 a.m. repeat broadcasts