Andrew Neil pledged his new 24-hour information channel will sort out cancel tradition and won’t be ‘one more echo chamber for the metropolitan mindset’ because it launched at 8pm tonight.
GB Information, which is aiming to succeed in those that really feel ‘unheard’ by the media, launched at 8pm tonight with a particular programme titled Welcome To GB Information.
It’s the first new British information community in 24 years – since BBC Information 24 launched in 1997. Though overseas channels have launched within the UK in that point, similar to Al Jazeera English, that is the primary new community particularly for UK audiences.
It has introduced in huge names forward of its launch, together with signing Simon McCoy, Sky Information anchor Colin Brazier and new MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton.
Neil, who will current a present 4 nights every week, is the face and chairman of GB Information, saying its start final 12 months whereas additionally signalling the top of his relationship with the BBC, the place he was probably the most revered political interviewers.
At 8pm, because the channel launched, he gave a 5 minute introduction for viewers, saying the community would focus on ‘the tales that matter to you and that others are neglecting’.
He added: ‘We’re dedicated to overlaying the folks’s agenda, not the media’s agenda.
‘GB Information is not going to be one more echo chamber for the metropolitan mindset that already dominates a lot of the media.
‘We’re proud to be British, the clue is within the title, and whereas we’ll by no means maintain again from overlaying our nation’s many flaws and issues… we cannot overlook what the B stands for in our title.
‘We’ll puncture the pomposity of our elites… and expose their rising promotion of cancel tradition for the menace to free speech and democracy that it’s.’
Seasoned broadcaster Andrew Neil had sidestepped early teething bother when presenter Neil Oliver’s microphone failed, and later returned to Mr Oliver, joking in regards to the minor hiccup.
World media and leisure firm Discovery, Inc is the lead investor. GB Information will function greater than 6,500 hours of content material a 12 months, made solely for the channel, which has secured broadcasting licences from Ofcom.
It has been based by media executives Andrew Cole and Mark Schneider. They plan for the channel to succeed in 96% of British tv households through Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media.
Different names to function on air embrace former Sky Sports activities presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Darren McCaffrey and Rosie Wright, who will host morning present The Nice British Breakfast, whereas additionally engaged on different programmes.
Andrew Neil pledged his new 24-hour information channel will sort out cancel tradition and won’t be ‘one more echo chamber for the metropolitan mindset’ because it launched at 8pm tonight
Left to proper: Kirsty Gallacher, Andrew Doyle, Neil Oliver, Darren McCaffrey, Alex Phillips, Rebecca Hutson, Simon McCoy, Nana Akua, Liam Halligan, Gloria De Piero, Dan Wootton, Andrew Neil, Michelle Dewberry, Mercy Muroki, Tom Harwood, Colin Brazier, Inaya Folarin Iman, Alastair Stewart
The information channel, launched as a rival to the information and present affairs choices on the likes of BBC and Sky, has additionally signed up businesswoman and former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry (pictured)
Different names to function on air embrace former Sky Sports activities presenter Kirsty Gallacher (pictured taking a selfie), Darren McCaffrey and Rosie Wright, who will host morning present The Nice British Breakfast, whereas additionally engaged on different programmes
Pictured: The countdown timer on the GB Information channel ten minutes earlier than it launched at 8pm tonight
Piers Morgan wished good luck to his ‘outdated mucker’ Andrew Neil forward of the launch of GB Information tonight
Economist Liam Halligan, former Labour MP Gloria De Piero, Mercy Muroki and Colin Brazier seen for first time within the studio
The studio of British tv information channel GB Information at The Level in Paddington, north London
Computer systems and TV displays from the places of work of recent British tv information channel GB Information on Might 31
Will probably be out there to look at in HD on Sky channel 515 and Virgin Media’s channel 626, in addition to additionally exhibiting on Freeview and YouView channel 236, Freesat channel 216 and on-line.
The information channel, launched as a rival to the information and present affairs choices on the likes of BBC and Sky, has additionally signed up businesswoman and former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry.
The launch got here after the BBC was accused of a last-minute ‘ambush’ of GB Information. The nationwide broadcaster was alleged to have been calling for the brand new station to be barred from accessing footage of public occasions which is obtainable through a ‘pooling’ system run by the UK’s three predominant broadcasters.
The pool is made up of the BBC, Sky Information and ITN, which produces the information operations of each ITV and Channel 4.
However A BBC spokesperson informed MailOnline: ‘We’re very completely satisfied for GB Information to be a part of the pool and we’re completely satisfied to debate how that would occur.’
Broadcaster and creator Neil Oliver, identified for programmes together with Coast and A Historical past Of Historic Britain, will host Neil Oliver Dwell, whereas Andrew Doyle will host Free Speech Nation.
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart will anchor Alastair Stewart And Associates, that includes dialog and evaluation of present affairs.economist
Producers work at their desks as they put together to go reside this weekend as GB Information begins to broadcast to the nation
The channel is launching at 8pm on June 13 with a particular programme known as Welcome To GB Information amid a lot fanfare
Will probably be out there to look at in HD on Sky channel 515 and Virgin Media’s channel 626, in addition to additionally exhibiting on Freeview and YouView channel 236, Freesat channel 216 and on-line
Brazier and social commentator Mercy Muroki will host a joint present, as will former Labour MP Gloria De Piero and economist Liam Halligan.
GB Information has additionally recruited a group of regional reporters to assist serve its mission of involving ‘non-metropolitan voices within the nationwide dialog’.
Director of reports and programmes John McAndrew mentioned: ‘It is an enormous job to launch even one new programme, by no means thoughts an entire channel to run 18 hours a day.
‘The group has been working flat out and naturally there is a sense of nervous pleasure, however principally pleasure. We will not wait to get began now.’
The intriguing new photos present the brand new set which appears very futuristic with its black decor and neon lit stage
The behind the scenes photos give a touch on how the exhibits on the brand new channel may look when it lastly launches this week
A two chair and desk arrange seems to be a second stage for face-to-face interviews with particular person folks
Former Each day Politics presenter Andrew Neil will lead the channel’s night line-up with a prime-time information and interviews
Different high-profile signings to the channel embrace ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy and MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart (pictured above) will anchor Alastair Stewart And Associates, that includes dialog and evaluation of present affairs
Different high-profile signings to the information community embrace ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy (pictured proper) and the MailOnline’s Dan Wootton (left, in August 2018)
Andrew Neil (left) with Boris Johnson (proper) throughout an interview at Albert Embankment, London, again on Friday July 12, 2019
Following his departure from Good Morning Britain, studies have instructed Piers Morgan may very well be one other addition to the GB Information line-up.
Neil informed the Night Normal it will ‘be good to have him’, including: ‘However he is obtained his personal thought of what he’s value and we’ve got a barely completely different thought of what he is value.
‘He’s in a fortunate scenario as a result of ITV are persevering with to pay him a tonne of cash so he would not must do something within the brief run.
‘I do not assume he will go wherever else within the UK. If he has an enormous American supply that is a special matter.
‘No-one within the UK can compete with that, but when he will do extra UK information TV I hope will probably be with us.’
Showing on ITV’s This Morning, Neil praised the launch line-up of presenters as consultant of ‘trendy Britain’.
He mentioned: ‘On Sunday evening we hope to launch GB Information, a brand new channel.
‘It’s fairly fraught, as you possibly can think about, attempting to do that in the midst of a pandemic, however we’re getting there.
‘We’re utilizing numerous the most recent new know-how, which will probably be nice.
‘However, as you already know, new know-how would not at all times work first time spherical and all of the journalists and technicians have gotten to get used to it.
‘So it’s a problem, however I launched Sky Information means again in 1989 so we’re used to it.
‘The one factor that has been nice is the line-up of presenters. They’re Britain, they’re trendy Britain.’
The GB Information studios are situated in Paddington, west London.
‘Good, refreshing and far wanted’: Viewers reward opening moments as GB Information takes off
GB Information viewers have taken to social media to reward the launch of the ‘straight-talking’ TV channel because it turns into the primary new broadcaster to hit the UK’s airwaves in 24 years.
The best-leaning channel, which goals to cater to a broad viewers together with these under-represented within the 2016 Brexit debate, was successful with viewers because it started tonight with an introduction to the GB Information group by presenter Andrew Neil.
Neil started the present by calling ‘cancel tradition’ a ‘menace to democracy’, telling viewers: ‘GB information is not going to be one more echo chamber for the metropolitan mindset that dominates a lot of the media’.
Viewers took to social media to reward the ‘refreshing’ and ‘a lot wanted’ addition to British tv, which is the primary new channel to launch since BBC Information 24 in 1997.
Siân Davidson wrote: ‘Nice to have a information channel the place completely different views are shared slightly than one viewpoint and Andrew Neil launching it #GBNews.’
Jonathan wrote: ‘ @GBNEWS Properly completed Andrew Neil – a superb, refreshing and far wanted introduction to our new information station!’
Aaron Healey wrote: ‘#GBNews pretty to see all of the triggered woke brigade aghast at having a channel not bowing to their woke b********.’
Jim Crozier wrote: ‘Simply tuned into @GBNEWS and loving how Andrew Neil is already giving it each barrels! I do not assume I’ve ever been excited to look at the information.’
Because the channel minimize to its first commercial break some Twitter customers questioned whether or not the advertisers will face retaliation.
Martin Daubney wrote: ‘First ever @GBNEWS advertiser that the morons will wish to cancel is… Kelloggs!’
Viewers rushed to social media to reward the ‘refreshing’ and ‘a lot wanted’ addition to British tv, which is the primary to launch since BBC Information 24 in 1997
One other viewer added: ”… if it issues to you… it issues to us.. Hector has left the constructing..’ 5 minutes in, what an introduction by Andrew Neil!!! … … find it irresistible already, that is my information channel now !!!’
Neil’s present will include a section known as ‘Woke Watch’, with a reside section that includes a Dan Wootton interview with Lord Alan Sugar later this night.
Neil informed London’s Night Normal newspaper: ‘We’re for individuals who assume the present channels do not fairly symbolize how they see issues.’
John McAndrew, GB Information’ director of reports and programming, mentioned: ‘Our presenters could have the liberty to say what they assume, to have some enjoyable and to be courageous in regards to the points that actually matter to the folks of Britain.’
The station, which has a workers of 140 journalists based mostly at newly acquired places of work in west London, has attracted a string of high-profile UK broadcasters.
The channel, which is billed as ‘Britain’s information channel’ – with a brand that includes the purple white and blue of the Union Jack – has been pressured to fend off unfavourable comparisons to the firebrand and divisive populism of US community Fox Information.
McAndrew informed commerce publication Press Gazette this week the channel is not going to be a ‘hate-filled divisive shout-fest’.
Previous to taking the position on at GB Information Neil labored for 25 years on the BBC, edited the Sunday Instances and based Britain’s final profitable TV start-up, Sky.
GB Information line-up revealed: Andrew Neil leads protection with MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton anchoring his personal present 5 nights every week
- Andrew Neil has a primetime information and interview programme in night line-up
- MailOnline columnist Dan Wooton will current his personal present 5 nights every week
- The Nice British Breakfast options collection of hosts together with Kirsty Gallacher
Andrew Neil will lead the night line-up on GB Information with a primetime information and interview programme, it has been introduced.
The brand new community, of which the veteran political interviewer can be chairman, has made quite a few high-profile signings together with ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy, former government editor for The Solar Dan Wootton, and ex-Sky broadcaster Colin Brazier.
A morning present known as The Nice British Breakfast will function a collection of hosts together with former Sky Sports activities presenter Kirsty Gallacher, Darren McCaffrey and Rosie Wright, who will all work throughout different programmes and tales.
The brand new British tv information channel GB Information will launch at 8pm on June 13 with a particular programme known as Welcome To GB Information. Left: GB Information presenter Andrew Neil. Proper: Michelle Dewberry
Veteran political interviewer Andrew Neil will lead the night line-up on GB Information and can be chairman
Left: GB Information presenter Kirsty Gallacher. Proper: Gloria De Piero
Left: GB Information presenter Dan Wootton. Proper: Simon McCoy
Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry will host Dewbs & Co each weeknight.
Wootton will current Tonight Dwell With Dan Wootton 5 nights every week, whereas broadcaster Nana Akua will host Tonight Dwell With Nana Akua.
Director of reports and programming John McAndrew mentioned: ‘We are able to sense an actual starvation for one thing contemporary and completely different in tv information and debate.
‘It is humbling as a result of we’re a small start-up with a fraction of the assets of others, however what we lack in measurement we make up for in ardour and dedication to offer a welcoming house for trustworthy British information and debate.
‘All our presenters could have the liberty to say what they assume, to have some enjoyable and to be courageous about overlaying the problems that actually matter to the folks of Britain.’
Broadcaster and creator Neil Oliver, identified for programmes together with Coast and A Historical past Of Historic Britain, will host Neil Oliver Dwell, whereas Andrew Doyle will host Free Speech Nation, described by the channel as ‘a fearless filleting of the nation’s thorniest debates’.
Dan Wooton (left) will current his personal present 5 instances every week whereas Simon McCoy will co-host a day programme with Alex Phillips
Pictured: Alastair Stewart may also be becoming a member of the group of GB Information presenters
Former ITV presenter Alastair Stewart will anchor Alastair Stewart And Associates, that includes dialog and evaluation of present affairs.
Brazier and social commentator Mercy Muroki will host a joint present, as will former Labour MP Gloria De Piero and economist Liam Halligan.
McCoy and Alex Phillips may also co-host a day programme.
GB Information has recruited a group of regional studies to assist serve its mission of involving ‘non-metropolitan voices within the nationwide dialog’.