TALK TV: LAUNCH DATE CONFIRMED AND PROGRAMMING DETAILS REVEALED
TalkTV will begin broadcasting live in the UK on Monday 25th April from state-of-the-art studio facilities in Ealing and at News UK’s News Building headquarters in London Bridge.
TalkTV’s primetime schedule will also be simulcast on TalkRadio. And TalkRadio’s roster of daytime talent, including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Ian Collins and Jeremy Kyle, will be broadcast on TalkTV.
Piers Morgan Uncensored, the new global show fronted by the former Good Morning Britain presenter, will go to air for the first time on Monday 25th April with the UK launch of TalkTV on linear TV platforms Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat.
The primetime launch schedule will also see the debut of The Talk with the legendary Sharon Osbourne. Airing weeknights on TalkTV, the panel debate will bring together five opinionated famous faces to debate the most interesting stories of the day.
Piers said: “I’m delighted to now be returning to live television with a new daily show whose main purpose is to cancel the Cancel Culture which has infected societies around the world. I want it to be a platform for lively vigorous debate, news-making interviews, and that increasingly taboo three-letter word: fun. I also want it to annoy all the right people.”
Meanwhile award-winning political journalist Tom Newton Dunn will present a major weeknight news and current affairs programme.
Scott Taunton, EVP, President of Broadcasting, News UK said: “TalkTV will be a new voice for viewers who are interested in straight talking opinions and expert insight on news and current affairs. The channel has been designed for the streaming age and will be accessible on linear TV as well as via social and on demand programming.
“We have a roster of new talent who will bring compelling new shows to the screen every weekday evening, alongside journalists from across News UK who have expertise in every genre. Our existing professional talent on TalkRadio already have their own followings and we will be bringing these popular and informed discussions about news and current affairs to a wider audience. Our launch schedule should get the nation talking and bring new choice to viewers in the market.”
More details on the shows and the schedule will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Everyone in the UK will be able to access TalkTV and its programming, live or on-demand, either on their television or on any personal device.