Talk TV has secured a new home on Virgin Media moving from channel 627 to the more prominent slot of channel 606.
The announcement comes weeks after TalkTV lured award-winning broadcaster Vanessa Feltz to host its drive time slot, following decades at the BBC. Feltz’s show, broadcast on both TV and radio from 4pm to 7pm every weekday, will also have a new studio set from next week.
From Monday October 10th, TV host Jeremy Kyle will also be making his return to primetime telly with a new show, Jeremy Kyle Live. On air at 7pm, he follows Vanessa’s show before handing over to Piers Morgan Uncensored.
The Talk is on from 9pm, for an hour of lively opinions, before First Edition with Tom Newton Dunn at 10pm - a look at tomorrow’s news today.
A first glimpse of the branding for the new shows imagined by TalkTV Executive Director Erron Gordon and designed by industry leading Creative Director James Mobbs, whose most recent work includes ‘Queen Elizabeth II Remembered’ for ITV and BBC Sport’s Match of the Day, can be seen below.
Mobbs worked under TalkTV Executive Director Erron Gordon, who explained: “We wanted to take our existing brand identity and build upon it. Using our iconic persimmon and blue colour scheme, I wanted to bring a new surge of energy to what I’m sure will be a great new line up on TalkTV headed up by the legendary Vanessa Feltz from 4pm each weekday. James totally got the brief and I’m excited to see our new programme branding on air from October 10th.”
Richard Wallace, Head of TV at News UK, said: “This is an important step forward for Talk TV. We've had a very positive first six months with agenda-setting exclusive interviews with Donald Trump and Ukraine's President Zelensky...
"Events like our Tory leadership debate and coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth proved our news credentials. To have a new and more prominent home on Virgin Media, as we unveil our great squad of talent for our autumn schedule, shows our continued ambition.”
Talk TV is available on Sky Channel 526, Sky Glass Channel 508, Virgin Media Channel 606, Freeview Channel 237 and Freesat Channel 217 as well as on DAB, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus, YouTube, the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps.