17 Burst results for "Gb News"
"gb news" Discussed on The Leader
"Somebody of the state is pissed morgan. He's transforming what is basically a televised radio product which is the current radio tv. Which is a streaming service. Also on youtube and he's making that into something way more substantial piers. Morgan will not be cheap. I've no idea how much he's being pay. But it will be a considerable amount of money. Is that a gamble if you look at the the unproven audience though of gb news kind of hedge their bets a bit. Because what they're getting with pays. Morgan is is not just somebody for this. Uk toll tv audience. He's broke costing across the news. Cope will Sky australia around and obviously for folks nation in the u. s. so this is not untypical of news They'll splash money on on big names. And then they get. Those stone aims to pay across various brands within the organization said to maximize the value of the expenditure and while we're talking about the battle between gb news and talk tv. There is apparently a threat to channel four news which some people would consider one of the more liberal newsrooms in the country yet channel. Four news is a place where there's a lot of anxiety right now. They've had a number of their top people. Not least because john snow though the most recognizable faika at channel. Four news thirty two years years. He's leaving at the end of the year but also behind the camera that they've lost lots of senior people including the at its benda paris. Been a a real talismanic leader for them at the same time. The whole of channel four is at threat of privatization. The government has consulted on that a will among many senior hillary's to put channel florins commercial ownership which makes channel four news vulnerable because news isn't a profitable genre within television it doesn't attract advertising at any commercial. Might well be reluctant. To putting an hour of news into prime time and of course you know with a new editor after ten years there is also the inevitability of that will be a shift in the programs fill. Somebody new comes in to mike the moc on on the show in probably a new presenter as well so whatever plays out as the is going to be turbulent times ahead for channel news and it's no surprise in this great anxiety within newsroom right now. I'm wondering if the tug across television news now it's always being neutral in the united kingdom fantasy. it's an com law that it has to be neutral all we entering into a period of editorialized opinion lead news in the uk. That's definitely a movement in in that direction. And that's because there are those who challenge your. You'll suggest jen the it. It's always been neutral off is happy with the output of these channels that but they're operating within quite a wide margin those particularly in politics especially in government who believed that there isn't enough plurality and television news they invest is behind some of the projects with saying launch from j..
"gb news" Discussed on The Leader
"I'm david mawson and this is the leader. There's a off coming to rebellious opponents venturing into a new frontier of television news. It's gb news versus. Talk tv and the twists are already coming in the same week that andrew. Neil admitted he quit as chairman because he was in a minority of one of the channels direction. Piers morgan has announced. He signed up for rupert murdoch's rival which is launching next year. Are we heading into a of politicized television news. We already in it in the commentator. Ian barrel is with me and starting with andrew. Neil's comments did he really not see this coming. Well i think it strange for somebody of andrew nails experience that he seems surprised by this outcome because right from when this idea was first being kicked around when they originate is looking for investment. The talk was the that was a gap for a right wing channel. The fact that it's now moving very clearly in that direction with nigel. Farrage as its figurehead. Presents a shouldn't really be a surprise. It seems to have cool andrew nail out that this was how it was being tools about right from the outset as what my leaves another enters piers. Morgan is joining talk tv after quite a long time speculation about where he might end up including thought he would go to gb news. He's joined up with rupert murdoch instead for talk tv. We don't know very much about it but it does look like it's going to be fighting for the same audiences. Gb news is this town big enough for the both of them. Having tv news ratings on that high where it was set up with this idea that there's an underserved audience which is ignored by the mainstream news. Broadcasters costa's but so far that hasn't really been born out in the viewing figures so there's a big question mark as to whether this audience exists abqtalk and so what we're saying now. Is this this pitch to the right it. It almost seems desperate. Meshes very early on in its existence as it goes in search of of an audience which might not be there until if that is the case in interest in that rupert murdoch moving into this area and we know that talk tv has been through some changes already even before his broadcasting were originally planned to run it as a traditional twenty four hour news service and those have gone in the sense that rupert murdoch it moved away from the idea he was originally consulted potential investor in the gp news project but decided to go his own way and explore the idea for himself but he seemed to have away from the idea. The numbers didn't seem to add up but in actual fact you know he was biding his time traffic murder. He was looking on from a forest b. news billiton. It seems as if he's been inspired by not the success in finding an audience but at stayed there failing that he thinks they've got it wrong somehow and there's a better way to go about this and that's what we're saying with with tilt tv which is now known into the market and by hiring..
"gb news" Discussed on LBC Election 2019
"My age very good and i now realize because i am being controlled by bill gates through the thing that you put into me vaccination that He's going to take over the world and you of course a member of the luminosity shush sorry promised. I wouldn't resist out on the underlying unthinking that lasts luminosity meeting. I mean what did with strating he was wearing for goodness. I thought here anymore. That on saturday nights feet right. Another one Can anyone be chris. Trust canadian would be a political commentator thinking of christopher begins on gb news political commentator on gb news. But chris the evidence is if he i can do it then yes anybody can absolutely right. This is from edward ray first-time questions or hoped. I don't mess it up dead nervous but it provided a non joke. I really want to add to what pretty much everyone else's said about how imported special this podcast has become to me. And so. I won't go gushing. You have as it will probably make me tear up but rather make my question around so here goes for the end of your careers which you both be proud of for. The money was looked upon as one of your numerous greatest achievements. This is like those questions. Vladimir putin's minister. Would you like to tell us your latest abnormal interesting announcement. Anyway he continues. The reason i ask. Is this sort of what you've done with. The podcast is special in a way ordinary. Political discussion isn't we all love gossip speculation and analysis but for the many has brought genuine comfort and joy to me in a way that few other things political do and i've loved all things political for as long as i can remember and now sits in that special place for me like listening to van morrison boca's or watching local hero on i get that that do you remember scene in local hero where the guys painting These little bait and putting the name on it and somebody comes up. You realize you've spelled dollar wrong. There's like those tools in it and he is. Yes that a to jesus in bucket off.
"gb news" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Not going to be another dull rolling news program. Just tell me how it is disruptive and constructive as its first few days we're definitely disrupt because sissel welcome back to tonight live. It is ten pm also is but even with the technical gaps. Gb news is opening ratings beat established giants like the bbc and sky news and in his opening speech. Gb news is founder andrew. Neil offered a radically new idea for british tv rolling news channel nor will we be providing conventional news. Bulletins like many american cable news channels. Gb news is about personalities. And partisan takes this pc thing that has just go completely out of hand many of those opinions toward the right following the path laid by fucks but this particular gesture is very very excellent people moving on. So what are the petulant. Prince harry duchess of woke meghan. Markle really want for today's culture warriors. Pretty much everything is racist. These days even mathematics mathematics. So is this similar to fox. News is that an apt comparison not really and that's because we are regulated by. Someone called off camera off come. We'll make sure that you are not allowed. Show political bias in any way off com or the office of communications is a state appointed regulator that usually blocks. Us style partisan punditry but despite hundreds of complaints over recent kobe coverage tragically the doomsday scientists and public. Health officials have taken control this week off com said it wouldn't investigate. Gb news the citing. Its right to free expression. Ironically even though the channel bills itself as an anti cancel culture channel. Some have already tried to cancel it. The backlash came strong and fat eighty s. The backlash came before we even started. That's the thing even before it launched a campaign called stop. Funding hates started convincing some advertisers to pull out of gb news because the idea sounded like fox several major brands of paused their advertising. Why is gb news in your crosshairs. Even.
"gb news" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Of britain even though its main investors all come from outside the uk as europe correspondent orla barry reports from london. Some are already calling it. Britain's answer to fox news. When broadcaster andrew neil launched gb news a little over a week ago he was clear. What the uk's new tv news channel would be all about giving us will not slavishly follow the existing us agenda. We are committed to covering the people's agenda. Note the media's agenda. We are proud to be british. The clue is in the name militia former bbc broadcaster and gb news a star presenter. He also happens to live a lot of the time in the south of france. The channel has promised to take on so-called cancel culture. One late night show even as a segment called on cancelled the plans to speak with those who say they've been silenced on launch night presenter wooden opened his show with a rant about british football players taking the need there is nothing racist about opposition to taking the knee. It is a political gesture connected to the black lives matter organization which we do just have to remember supports the overthrow of capitalism and the defunding of how police the channel claims. It doesn't have any obvious political leaning onto uk regulations. Broadcasters are supposed to be impartial off com. Tv regulator has already received hundreds of complaints about gb news. The british government for one doesn't seem all that bothered in a newspaper column this past weekend. The uk's culture secretary oliver dowden rose that the station is a welcome addition to media diversity. If you don't like their ideas he said change. The channel match launch head of journalism cardiff university. He's in surprised. By this apparent show of support by the british government. The conservative party has for a long time. Felt that british bruyas news is broadly liberal and opposed in its values to what the conservative party stands for and some of the traditional values of conservative party supporters. Traditionally it's newspapers in britain. The show political bias majority lean to the right. This will be the first time. A tv station is seen to do. The same. Within days of the channels launch companies like ikea navia and blue girlish pulled their advertising. Heike tweeted that he doesn't like to appear on platforms. That don't share. Its humanistic values match ward says. This reaction actually plays into the station's narrative for jimmy muses point of view. It's probably being a really good thing because it's given them an opportunity to kick back against the advertisers and say look at these this cozy consensus that sitting here where we are the disruptors and in terms of the actual money that it would be making out of it well. I suspect they wouldn't have been receiving that much income from these birds anyway. Brushwood captured most attention in the first week of broadcast. Were the ads. But the on air blunders. The sound dropped in announcer radically on their captions. Were misspelled abiotic. Q. sometimes tyranny wrong in march eighteen ninety six. That's not right. Something incredible grows actually much eight hundred ninety six. Sorry my history. Doesn't the cameras sometimes panned two empty chairs indoctrinated studios. Maybe more embarrassing for the presenters. Were the trolls. Viewers pranked the work calling in using crude. Fake names presenter. Simon mccoy was clearly not amused. Some people use really funny to send in text messages on the basis. That if we read them out we we've been had you still doing it. And i'm watching them and it doesn't help anybody to to. The person's just messaged grow up. Angela phillips emerges professor of journalism at goldsmiths university of london says she was taken aback by all the technical mishaps. I was actually really surprised by both. How dull the foam was and how by the technical quality rose did look horribly like what we've all been looking at it than eighteen months. You looked as you're watching people on zoom most of the time before the channel launched many said. Gb news will be like a fox. News for britain phillips says that comparison is unfair to fox. I think we'll have to wait and see at the moment. It's just incompetent. News britain when folks launched it looked like a proper slake professional operation. This looks like amateur hour. Bought matt walsh. Who used to run a twenty four hour. News channel says these glitches are to be expected with any new station. The question is whether gb news can hold onto its viewers watch believes that the channel has its eye on the online market and that is really his to build up a paying subscriber base. In fact walsh says making a profit might not be the investors initial intention. Some of the backers were quite prominent in the brexit debate. What is it that they want to get out of. This is it. Is it money or is it cultural political influence. Just how long station can last without making money though few can say rupert murdoch ditched his plans for right-wing news channel in britain a couple of months ago where the gb news is. Britain's fox news are just a scrappy startup. one is rising it off. Just yes for the world. i'm more to bari in london. A bench breakthrough in the long simmering conflict in yemen report suggests that after its years long bombing campaign. Saudi arabia is now desperate to get out of yemen and ready to talk peace to discuss this. We turn to nod to sorry. She's a yemeni american political analyst and non resident scholar with the middle east institute in washington mud. Why do you think. Saudi arabia wants to extricate itself from the war in yemen. I mean it's been involved for six years why now this audi's are fatigued. They've been at war with the hoodies sense early. Two thousand fifteen and they've been particularly stock since the agreement which was brokered in december. Two thousand eighteen between the season had government which stopped the emirati horses from retaking the key. Seat seaboard of data from the.
"gb news" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts
"Been really impressed. And there's andrew neil himself. Obviously former bbc spent thirty years. How long it bbc. Thirty thirty years as a gatekeeper. Yes at At the bbc so one might ask. What does he know about running a news channel mike. Well judging by the amount of gaffes and bloopers mine either probably gonna iron this out aren't they. It'll be kane a couple of weeks right so might be less and less of these gaffes and blue blueberries but let's wait and see. I hope so. But i can guarantee you that there are not gonna get ahead of any stories that are important. They're going to wait. And do what the bbc i tv channel four do keep you in the dark cave feed you propaganda mainly and then sort of tell you so that they can react to it so they can get reactions but they'll never let you get ahead. This is the problem with the mainstream media. Unfortunately we've got another outlet doing exactly the same thing as all the other institutional outlet. So what do you expect is probably staffed by mostly bbc. Xp pbc people isn't it Well i don't know that. But i would. I suspect that the kiss. I was saying to you before the program. I can't remember his name. Mark whatever his name was. The bbc journalists the crowd at dining street that we were highlighting on wednesdays program. He he began that situation By looking at the The microphone from gb resistance. They sold the gb audio thought. It was gb news and he was very very to speak to them. A bbc journalist so that should tell us everything we need to know about gb news. I suspect he treated them as friendly. Right correct amazing. Well go okay. We've got to leave it there for today. Thank you very much for joining us. They patrick thank you for joining us. We'll be back at the same time one pm as usual on monday. Hope you have a great weekend and see then bye-bye..
"gb news" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts
"Approved approved an emergency use authorization. Those are madonna pfizer and johnson and johnson so the experimental vaccines on the approved list. So other words if you've been injected In this human experiment you'll be allowed to see the boss at madison square garden. And you'll be allowed to dance in the dark mike So any potential concert goers who received their oxford astra zeneca vaccine overseas will be left with the prospect of being turned away at the door. Should they book ticket so sorry about that. But welcome to your brave new world. This is what it's going to be like. And here's the boss again. So at the direction of new york state that's andrew cuomo Springsteen on broadway and the st james theatre will only be accepting proof of fda only covid nineteen vaccine says the official website. So there you go. Vaccine apartheid not only in the unvaccinated and vaccinated but depending on which corporation You've injected your body with which product. Yes isn't that interesting. So they're just gonna keep making it up as they go along. And so what's this going to meet with russian and chinese vaccines of those going to be legitimate vaccines. I don't think so. We could have vaccine borders drawn across this world. Don't think that that is not a possibility. Don't think that that is not even being worked out right now in brussels with their new digital wallet. They rebranded their vaccine passport. It's not a great passport anymore. Though they got a lot of pushback from that so ursula vanderlei put her thinking helmet on which is always on. The wade's blonde. And she's changed it and rebranded into the digital wallets so and that's going to have your vaccine information loaded onto it probably all of your health information And medical information mike. So isn't that a good thing to be traveling. So wherever border you cross through you'd be you'd have to show basically your whole medical and health information it's there With whatever maybe even your criminal record your grades from school List of whatever drugs you taking. What do you think everyone is going to be on their sounds good. So if you're in the eu can look forward to that so I wish were on time. We're going to biden so we were completely at a time. We can the biden segment. Let me just give you in one sentence synopsis Joe was hardly awake during the summit and Vladimir putin says his team had a good laugh and it was like having the queen mum for scones t good. That's the basically so if you wanna read about it going line so suffice to say. We'll we'll wrap this. Show up mike and thank you for the extended broadcast week but all the stuff that we talked about. You know we talk about winter. Lockdowns fall lockdowns. We're trying to get ahead of the of the story. Were trying to get ahead of the story. This is what you call them does. This is what twenty-first-century wire does not as what we tried to do. But so often mike. We don't see that in the mainstream media outlets dewey. No it's not about getting ahead it's about reacting. It's so that you follow the little bouncing ball that the mainstream media set the pace in the tone for that little bouncing ball with the lyrics of whatever like song. They're gonna play that they want you to follow and so isn't that what the mainstream media does so we don't need any more of those outlets do we. Have we got enough of those already. Well a wealth you would think so but but one a new ones but launched. Hasn't it this week. It has to date yes called. Gb news and it's been marketed as the alternative to mainstream and so this isn't twitter account called gb news fails already got sixty. Three thousand odd followers. Mike in just a couple of days. And if you scroll down on this you'll see that it's got it will go automatically. Yeah these are all the bloopers from the last forty eight hours literally. it's like an endless stream. I have not laughed so hard. Mike and and i didn't. I haven't actually watched any of their full programming but the amount of bloopers they're releasing. I think this is getting more traction than their actual programming. Isn't this amazing. It's been spectacular. I've been really impressed. And there's andrew neil himself. Obviously former bbc spent thirty years. How long it bbc. Thirty thirty years as a gatekeeper. Yes.
"gb news" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"History by now. But how big a deal is really where we actually make. The history books will just be a footnote who better to ask than the history himself. Don snow he's coming up. Is the big thing home polka day. First week kickoff with our colleagues pilots thursday so it must be nice at the marriott's india night and james murray so we work out to talk about text messages that you regret sending but as james revived me when he came in. We've done that before. A company what it was the Folks that us to do that. Anyway let's talk about matt hancock anyway and This text message of voice and texting dominant coming to say that he was totally hopeless and screenshots. The world my phone has more pictures of screenshots in anything apart from possibly pitches of my dog and they passed a very. You know this is not dominant comes not the one keeping the screenshots. Over this is this is a new phenomenon. James addicted to screen shotting everything in passing it on to other people. Yeah well i feel left out because reading exciting screenshots and text messages people passing around now being reprinted. The time as it made me realize million. I'm only one group chat and there's just much drama and it's just me and my university friends texting each other in replying to their once every once every week. We get round replying. And i just feel a bit. So all can i be in. You can chop it could with lots of you can join the gb news. What's outgoing because that's should talk about the india. Green shelf yes. I'm double screens. That a win thing on there because kind of your lab when your screen show saying that that kind of an infringement of the person's privacy really because they're you're not supposed to grab tax and lingering but there is something really resistible about the when somebody says something extraordinary or atypical. Fascinating should yes. I love them. But i think i i feel guilty at my end of what we all on this sort of the point of The detail of the tax coming just released. i mean. we're all guilty of texting people things they want to hear just so they'll stop texting. One of the striking things about the toes of the hope is exchange was was quite a big gap between dominik cummings texts a boys doesn't actually replying and i don't know i mean eighth entirely possible did it was hopeless but also just you just tax people. I mean particularly actually the relationship between journalism politicians. You text politicians stuff all the time that you don't think just saying brilliant now i'll be great to catch up. Hope you're going very well. You're actually think all of those things. That's i that's such. That's such an interesting point and you can completely imagine that. Boris johnson who as we know as a people pleaser is perfectly happy to tell anyone whatever they want to hear. If if it's if it's if he's gonna get what he wants out of the situation. I think it's completely believable. And also you can imagine trying to manage someone like dominic cummings. He's coming to you every morning with great big binder full of these mad ideas to hire misfits and weirdos. And i imagine you do get into the fantastic great idea. Yeah and there was a sort of tax. I think we're so dominic dominic suggesting in of bars who say oh fantastic idea. I'm all ears and you can just imagine these typing us out sort of yes. Just keep kind of keep the slightly keith. the slightly insane advisor happy and pretend that we're listening to everything he says. India texted someone something that you didn't totally believe all go way because otherwise you know there's no definitive way of stopping conversation. The the you're really kind of done with and we're done with.
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Radio. Jim i wanna ask you a slightly where thing i heard from a source says a senior fake linked to the bbc has argued that there is one problem that gb news might pose to the bbc. Not that it will take a big audience but that it might take a particular type of audience older man who might be fed up with the bbc and turn to gb news. So they can hear presenters. Take on some of these politically correct issues. You can't say me. But just to be clear i just put my hands up and i put politically correct an inverted commas. That but the argument was that if these men are watching. Gb news then. They'll no longer be complaining to the bbc and the that would leave the bbc with a worry which is that it could go even more in the liberal direction that gb news claims. It's gone in the same way that david cameron's conservative party sort of Benefited from having some of the more unusual characters. Go off and join uk. Exactly i mean it's the theory. I think the bbc is going through such a crisis. One of the strangest things. The bbc you can do is pick up a copy of its complaints log which comes out every fortnight and what you'll tend to find is about. Ten thousand people have written into complain that the bbc's political coverage is insufficiently deferential to boris johnson. And then about ten thousand people have written in absolutely convinced that it's a tory lick spittle mouthpiece. The is worth the licence-fee at all. I don't think that's actually necessarily a good place for the bbc old school mentality while we're being attacked by both sides so we must be doing something right now. Maybe being attacked by a lot of people. Just don't feel that that form of broadcasting works for them anymore quite something else. I love the idea that these issues are not being covered. I mean how much have we heard about. Gareth southgate and taking a. How much have we heard about. Ali robinson that free speech is actually being curtailed. One of the strangest things with the whole council culture debate is the it seems that one of the easiest ways scan audience nowadays is to complain that you're being cancelled and then immediately be rewarded with about three broad. She columns a regular slot on television and the today programme guest booker on speed. Dial to you. What is odd though. Is that if a lot of people feel the economy say certain things then they might be looking for a place where you can say certain things. There's always no matter what the full media the potential for something that differentiates itself to find a gap in the market. And the big unanswered question. Will this is whether there is a gap in the market here. Because as you say. There is no shortage of debates about supposed council culture. People can't say what they want all individuals going to then sit down and watch on television and obviously we gotta wait to see how they do but do you think it is realistic that they might get into the six figures that you talked about earlier. And if they don't what happens to andrew nail and the others what are other stakes for them. This is a big roll of the dice with some of the people have gone off to join this project. Engineers described his last big role of the dice. And this show and the whole program is kind of on his shoulders. He's the one who actually has name recognition that could bring in a big guest an audience to see it and in order to hit. Say one hundred thousand views across the day. His show is going to have to get several hundred thousand views in the peak evening slow it remains to be seen whether he can carve out. I mean television. Viewing is down across the board. They've got a hidden away slot on the tv guide. They've really got to get the word out and get people enthused and not just checking out on the first day. Not just checking out in the second david checking out into week full week. Five weeks six. Are people going to spend this summer tuning in every night to watch. Andrew neil's latest interview or are they going to be sitting there going. Thank god covid over the sierras and the olympics on. I'm going to just go out in the garden and watch that. Jim wants to send thank you very much thank you. That was jim water. Send the guardians meteorite eter. Do check him out at the guardian dot com. He's writing about this and you'll be able to read over the weekend ahead of the sunday launch. Gb news goes on at eight pm and it's up against the football and antics show so what could go wrong. How many joking. I'll certainly be giving it a today. This episode was produced by ned. Carter miles alex attack. Sound design was by some ellen the executive producers archie bland and film. Not i hope you have a fabulous weekend..
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"You can imagine the current environment get the attention of the government. I mean beyond the obvious culture staff. There is a suggestion that the other thing they want to do is be more regional. Can we expect more of that where they've hired a few people in the regions quite how they use them. Given the focus is very much going to be on having debates and discussion. It's not entirely clear how the reporters will feed into that from around the country. But i mean that is a genuine failing on the behalf of a lot of traditional media outlets in the uk that they don't have enough people outside of london. Obviously one of the arguments here is that they don't think that the other broadcasters are doing what they think should be done. They think that they skew laughter. Woke if you like. I mean in reality if you watch. The output of bbc news or i tv news or invite sky knees. Lots of it is reporting from correspondence based all over the country. in fact i doubt gb news. We'll be able to come close in terms of headcount in different regions. But i guess the argument andrew. Neil would i. Is that the headquarters of these broadcasters in london a full of produces you have a more liberal and what he would call woke. Outlook is there any evidence for that. The young people and adults tend to skew young here the producers who make up the staff on these news channels at sky and the bbc might be more liberal than the national average. They probably live in london and they probably have certain valleys. They share the same metropolitan volumes. They have the broadly the same lukoil on life. You know this is not me saying it. Rented journals of the bbc you said. The question is whether that's reflected in what goes on air. Maybe the reason that a lot of these stories that gb news might wanna cover aren't being covered is because there is just the sense that they're not worthy of allegation to a national level you can dive on obscure examples of almost anything and turn it into a topic. It's obeyed the real thing. That intrigues me is. Do you see any change in how the bbc and sky operate if this is a success if it actually does start to get a few viewers away from the existing channels..
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Can get away with a lot more than people realize you've talked about off calm and the fact that off com means it perhaps needs to be something slightly different fox news but in the radio station. Lb say that you mentioned gets around these rules by including opinionated voices from both the left and the right they try and balance out over a day. Now as i understand it inside. Gb news they've been told fat isn't actually okay with an com rules. And that what they need to do is balance within a program. How are they going to be able to achieve that. What you've got to do is take the off box of saying. Yeah we just gave you a massive round about why britain's going to hell in a handcart people tearing down statues on every street corner. But then you gotta have the alternative view at least represented so people are exposed to the idea of something else option and it could be quite jarring because it's almost like a handbrake if you think of the potential audience for this show might have been used to watching youtube things or listening to podcasts for years which are completely unregulated. And if you're watching gb news you might have the sensation that well. You've just convince me of this case. And so why are you having to say the exact opposite suddenly but that is how another stations get around it. As long as indication that the alternatives out there than off com will probably be happy. Of course an interesting one is off come likes to think it sits above politics. But there's currently a battles get pulled acre in the film editor of the daily mail is chairman of the organization and even while the complaints teams of come up. People have been there for years and intensity things book any attempt to criticize. Gb news for breaching the rules because it didn't represent the particular viewpoint would be an incredibly loaded political decision and something that would.
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Least at one point got stuck in his house in france. Neil as far as we know is now back in the uk. But he's certainly a man who spent most of lockdown in the south of france. So you've got a channel backed by a media. Company an dubai hedge fund with the lead host who spends most time in the south of france representing the underrepresented people of great britain. So it's an interesting one but he is back is studio. It's in paddington west. London if you look at the pictures of a couple of weeks ago before launch there was a lot of being nailed pretty quickly to a wall in an a bid together. Well welcome on to are rapidly. Developing studio technical rehearsals a somewhat frantic. We've got at least rudimentary. Rehearsals taking place as they tried to get on for this sunday. Launch to make all of this come to life on your screens. They'll be something when you tune in hopefully on sunday night to see what really this product has been so disgust but so little is known about actually is is variously being a sort of fox news thing that will rip up this establish media orders. We know it. Or it's being something that even the people involved downplay we're small startup. But we put together during lockdown and if we even make it to air that will be a triumph. It definitely feels to me like the driving force is to write like ants political correctness. Is that fair. can you see that. In the key presenters for example. Who are they. The headline names andrew. Nail you've got people like former apprentice contestant michelle. I would like to move more towards the center stock with all of these bizarre identity politics. You've done water. News come across from the sun and who radio well if you look at the analysis from every country that has gone to a full lockdown there is no link not link to decrease mortality. All this does is by while some time but for what chris. What are you buying time for. I don't understand where you didn't seem very bryce. Then it's fairly simple. And you've also got a load of people from established broadcasters like it and sky and when you describing type of presentative full. There's one very obvious percents. You might expect to be in a c. on gb news. But we haven't heard about it yet is piers morgan. Doing a they approached him. They've certainly had discussions days probably need his audience more. Gb news can give him something. The years piers. Morgan spent on good morning britain on. Tv where everything he said was turned into a coach. Were news story. there was an endless thing. Those vegan sausage roll yet. Another roundabout about meghan markle or just whatever come across his brain that morning it was something occupied people's head space and in an economy where money tends to follow attention. Any media needs to really scream and scream and scream until people are paying attention and there's no one better at screaming on british. Telly them morgan. I think what you just said about. The clean is disgusting. I think it's unbelievable. I do you talk you talk about the behavior and arguably morgan is a perfect sign of how there is an audience for that type of presentation and given everything you've told me about gb news feels like there's quite a lot of content right now for them. It almost feels like news is being made up to provide them with content. Whether it's i notice their new reporter. Tom harwood tweeting. That is insane. That young cricketer ali robinson was suspended for racist and sexist tweets. That he did when he was aged. Eight hundred and ninety on clear. I'm not racist and sexist. And i'm ashamed of making such remarks. I can imagine that is likely to come up. I imagine gareth southgate and taking the knee. I imagine trans rice. What do you think they're going to be discussing is hard to second. Guess a channel. That's not an air yet but all of those topics the things that you'd imagine they cover. I just wonder how many times you can go over whether a start. You should come down. And i'll be interested to see what else they're filling it with. The focus doesn't even seem to be getting enormous. Political guests will do a main interview if we can get one not. We won't do it interview. Only minister for paperclips. When i chat with some people have this week. They sort of down the idea that you should expect to see massive names in the cabinet on every week. Be interesting to see what someone andrew neil does with it. How do you project this sense of a culture will do end up just going through twitter looking for offense. I imagine will probably be quite a lot of that but it might just be finding it quite hard to fill the time. What you've out gem which is a loaded largely centre-right presenters and other a couple who come from the left and largely presenters. He want to rail against political correctness. Gone mad or as you say these days wake culture and particularly want to focus on these rows rather than for example breaking news. All sounds a bit like fox news. What did they say about that. Comparison to people when gb news launches to people are going to be deeply disappointed was small number of people that want it to be fox news on the other. Those who've said it's going to be folks news back last september when we first started writing about opinionated news channels in the rumors that were circulating about income to the uk. It felt like the obvious. Comparison was fox because fox is saying that has influenced and american politics soon. Incredible degree for decades. Now i think now we look at it and we look at the mentality. The the Ofcom is there in. The background makes a better comparison. Probably lbc a particularly talk radio. The rupert murdoch equivalent of lbc. They are places that have gone flat out for guests who arounds about lockdown or equally. Decry those who runs about lockdown they'll have borderline anti vaccine and then rip up the guardian on air. That disgusted with something we've written about them. It's very much a performance that there to be clipped for social into to whip up your audience car. Believe you're suggesting that they don't read the cartoon. Wanna talk radio's favorite things. It was a guy who about three or four times a month would rip up a copy of the guardian on and i was just grateful for the sale. Rarely i thought that was very nice. Since keep buying sorry guys. I mean it's just it's getting more and more ridiculous call actually put together a decent story which is actually informative which actually tells people what's going on then what's the point of view is the point of all the How does this interact with twitter. We'll gb news end up being something that very few people watch live but we'll have enormous reach when that particular moment goes viral. What happens if someone says something. That's over the line to. They'd say that it's just awoke mob coming for our team or do they accept the off. Com is going to investigate them. And say you overstepped the mark there. There's a lot of unknowns hair and this is something that lists might not understand people listening to this might think that. The uk has a rule on impartiality in broadcasting. It does but it's a concept called jew impartiality and what that means is less that you've gotta here fifty percent from one side of a debate and fifty percent from the other. What it means is that you've got to allow an alternative you to be put forward but a lot is involved in the context of the broadcast so if you tune in expecting an opinionated winger as long as you're exposed to different views and that is what it's marked as what you're expecting you.
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Ways he was the one who is obviously a conservative on air but was also that main political interviewer and ended up in an odd position with the bbc where he felt that he was disrespected. In some way after sixteen years of great success with this week is suggested we should be moved to a better time see just of just blank refused to even consider that he'd been presenting this week and wanted a more mainstream interview show. They did make some offers which were quite derisory. And last summer kind of flack that he was available and up for interesting ideas. I was left in limbo. This week was gone. The engineer show Was can for the foreseeable decided to candidate entirely by then and i thought that was a necessary but there were bigger forces at work. I feel good innings. It was time to move on. He ended up involved with this nascent. Gb news business while also seeing whether those anything from the bbc and do we know whose idea it was originally gb. News is genesis is in to british americans who have been floating this idea around for a while now. And they were convinced that there was a particularly during the brexit debate as sort of anti-british mentality in the british media and they felt that there was an opening for something that was more positive about brexit. More positive about business and capitalism and they were looking around for funding for this idea for quite some time and robie gabe who was theresa. May's communications director and a few others involved at that point so he approached me and he came to see me along with chief executives. Arriving was the one that introduced me to the whole concept and it all came to a head really at the end of last summer when it looked like there was going to be two rival opinionated. Tv channels in the uk. One by rupert murdoch could newsy k tv and this sort of slightly left field idea co gb news which was at that point seen as the one that was less likely got off the ground. Tell me about it. What is gb news. What is it today. Gb news would say that filling a gap because sky on the bbc are just too liberal focused and they don't sufficiently represents many of the people in the rest of the u. k. Who engage on one of a better term culture war issues who might complain about. Woke ism whatever that means on any given day and there is a gap in the market for the salt person who currently sits complaining to the bbc about About the bias. They see in one of their news broadcasts because it wasn't sufficiently respectful to the queen or something like that of walk. Watch i think will have a lot of fun with things like just feeding And what was that. Please thing about Being offensive is an offense. Think a lot of that is improperly covered. The question is really whether there's an audience full that proposed idea of law a new. Tv china would look like this this idea internally that they're sort of a mythical centrist is not being served slightly more dismissively. Someone in downing street described the channel as gammon britain news in reference to the potentially ruddy faces of some of the older men who would be watching the channel. Frankly a lot of younger people just went watch. Tv anymore so that is in many ways the market. They've got ahead. There was a presentation that said they were describing these viewers as rational civic minded centrists. Apparently they came up with the acronym rox which doesn't quite work but basically an audience that fit what you just described. Is there an audience like out there. Well there's an audience. Ob see who pioneered the idea of what gb needs is going to be so just to make it really clear. Gb news is not going to have bulletins as you know them. It's not going to have big rolling news. Trucks going round the country competing with the bbc and sky. It's thing is going to be the every hour. There's going to be a different set of presenters and they're going to discuss the issues of the day. It's like a rolling talk radio station on your screen. The question is how do you actually get people to tune into that. Because it's hard enough to get people to watch the bbc news and it's hard enough to get people to watch sky to actually sort of build up a loyal core viewer base for this beyond the idea and the perception among a few people that is a sort of gap for an anti woke. Tv that's the challenge. That's what not entirely convinced that they can prove as soon as you focus on issues that affect day-to-day light. He start asking people what they are more often than not. It's things like when's my been collection. And i guess thing is what are the issues that aren't being talked about the sustain channel for this amount of broadcasting. Do we have any idea what they actually need to prove. That like how many viewers would be success. I think if they started getting six-figure viewing figures on live television in this day and age for startup. Buried right at the bottom of your program. Guide is going to be in the sort of high numbers almost anything you look out on freeview sky or virgin media and i guess the other question is what are they going to be able to put into it. Obviously they're not going to be competing with sky news for example in terms of covering breaking news and being there on the scene with their cameras. They're going to be doing this. Chat show format which arguably will be cheaper but it does still need money. So where is it coming from. They've raised about sixty million. The big investor is discovery which is an established us network with the uk presence. Who weighed gonna end up owning cnn pretty soon. There's also support marshall. Who is a former lib dem turn massive brexit supporter. Who sort of weighed twist is also the father of the basis mumford and sons and the other big back Is league artem. Eight to buy based hedge fund eve also got to former chairman of the conservative party who now sits in the house of lords. You've got this interesting alliance and you see this. A lot in terms of form of a better term cultural issues of very rich elite people who feel they have to stand up to what they see as the real elite which is a cultural one and one of the questions is all. They backing this. Because i think that this is a really good business case. Are they backing this. Because they want to change the british media landscape a little bit well. That is interesting. Because from what i've heard and i'm sure you're hearing similar things. They are telling people within gb news that they're a pretty lean startup and be that they have to make money that they'll have to think about things like merchandising. Maybe even some point think about where it subscription models shot with the chief executive gb news in australia and code angeles hulas the other day and he was making the argument that we're not really a television channel. We spent all this money setting up a television channel but our money is going to come from an as yet on launch subscription product for our hardcore fans and that allow them to discuss things with favorite hosts to be involved in the programs. There is something in that in that you can get quite a lot of money if you just get ten pounds. A month from that group fox news in the states makes its money by charging the equivalent of sky virgin media to carry the channel and the ad suggests a nice bit of money on and it's wildly profitable in the uk. You don't have those sorts of deals you have to pay to get into people's homes and then sell the ads so immediately the disadvantage compared to the us channels okay. So that is everyone behind gb.
"gb news" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Launching. Gb news this weekend to take on mainstream news channels including the bbc's but will it work. I had enough. I've had enough of being told what to think enough of people being fully and threatened and down. I've had enough of tiptoeing around the passionately offended with gauge. The majority of people feel that if they do have discussions about difficult issues. They risk losing their livelihood and their reputation progress only achieved through social liberalism. It isn't achieved three time to shutter what's important. What do these people having common. It's not just that they all love statue as should we tear down the coliseum because people are because slaves fortunate. Should we tear down. They all rail against political correctness. I think people are getting sick of this idea that they have to watch everything. Say because there these people were trying to seek a fence and in that sense like and it's not just that they detest what they call culture. The voices you've just heard of the presenters and reporters who will be fronting a new tv channel from sunday gb news. Some fair this is going to be britain's answer to fox news feeding the so called culture wars in search of an audience your own scientists. That was a load of rubbish. And you've had to delete the claims. So i just wonder if we can trust any facts. Facts that are coming from the extinction rebellion but its creators. insist they're offering something genuinely different to the existing broadcast media what makes gb new. So difference is the fact that opens up the floor to people around the country that reflect them in their communities getting access to vital information but also with a little bit of humor and mischief and entertainment a difference. They say is not political but about their willingness to discuss the subjects. People really care about the fact that we've got reporters who live in every area of the country telling us their stories.
"gb news" Discussed on The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
"I mean that's that's the point i mean because he and you're talking about new entrants to the market and i'm not going to get into you a question about gb news because as you say we haven't seen it yet so we don't know what it's going to look like but a lot of the new entrance to the market on many of these platforms are not actually news providers zoll their militias Proprietors false news under the guise of deliberately working very very hard to make themselves look like credible outlets and consumers are misinformed. And i think it's you know it is a problem and i do think we can just wish it away by saying oh the market will decide because it hasn't and it won't The new entrant many of the new entrance are just not credible sources of information. I suppose the other point bird. Karen is that to take my demographic example. It might not be younger. People don't know that the news at ten is on tv. It might just be willing watch. It is just no interest. And if they don't want watch that's fine with me right but but if if it but it should be prioritized over other outlets which are not doing journalism in any in any meaningful way. If aunty and wants to reach you'll demographic they could easily create a strategy to do so. I'm aware that they actually have done. They don't have a twenty four hour news channel. I don't remember seeing clip after clip going viral on twitter from it. And but i see that. From sky news. I see that from the bbc channel. Four news conan you just well but You could call size opinionated news as well nowadays. Well yeah as pocus argument and talk about cricket. That'd be nice because Bbc local radio has secured the rights to county cricket in england and wales for another four years Do people realize how much coverage there is of cricket in local radio and is it good news for cricket fans in you've told us the listened football cossio cricket as well undo like cricket but i could think of nothing worse than listening to local radio cricket commentary of a county cricket match. I'm thinking the audience must be in the dozens or hundreds for the say. Let's public service broadcasting. But i mean you only have a limited.
"gb news" Discussed on The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
"That isn't just politics. Daily on the usual ashamed says very very boren bbc. News sky news itself is very formatted very e every day. So i think there's a difference. Yeah i think the appetizers could be i mean. Do you think the bbc dropped the ball. Jane letting andrew neil go kind of how he presented it when he stepped down. It's how he presented it. He's he's quite a clever operator. Should we say so i. I'm quite interested in the gendered idea of people thought jenni murray was quotes retiring. A there was never a suggestion that the great under neil should be retiring. Well there is older than jerry Emphatically retiring and I do think is interesting. He is a look. I mean he's a brilliant interview I also think that he as a male interviewer so i haven't quite thrown off the shackles of woman's area concrete. Let it go. He is allowed to be people. Might have a go at amazon in fact for really getting to politicians and really never letting them off the hook and they would cut more slack to a male interrogator along the lines of andrew. Neil not taking anything away from him a tool. He's clearly incredibly gifted. And i should say incredibly well briefed by his wonderful production team of lest we forget an i would. I would watch him. Would i make a point of going over to this. Tv channel. four andrew neil the latter. Have a bit more than that tempio. But i'll definitely give it a whirl now love. Lbc as well and one of the reasons i like. Lbc's often don't agree with the take of some of its major presented. But it doesn't stop me listening but again on lbj the coolers then call it in disagree with you. And that's how they find a even. When they had nigel farage unite. People call up disagree so actually again eighty percent of the output is because i now you're wrong if there isn't that if it's just an invective Around off comes impartiality rules. Well i mean. I'm no i'm no wiz on the final details of the coming. The closest we go. They'll they'll have to. They'll have to be careful. And i think the the caliber of executive in joe mcandrew that. They've got coming in to run. The station suggests that be responsible and take those off guideline seriously. I think clearly. They see a gap in the uk market frizzell pugnacious presented driven personality driven. the full muse. And i think anything that adds the priority britney's opens up new jobs. Particularly this time has got to be welcomed. I mean. I'm a huge fan of andrew neil as well and actually venice. I don't think he ever really betrayed his political allegiance in his tv presenting. but i just wonder lizzy. In retrospect now he's leaving the bbc whether it was a bit of a weird situation that he was allowed to continue. Charing the spectator whilst being the bbc's flagship political interviewer time. That doesn't seem like a situation that would be allowed to happen again. I don't think it will..
"gb news" Discussed on The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
"Let's start with the proper news. Now and the first tv news channel to launch in the uk for almost twenty years. Jake tell us about jeb news. I mean they kind of announce themselves the well this month. i think it was With the hiring of andrew from the bbc he's He's clearly a a big name and he will set by his champion on percent. I think he's showed the evenings on. That's the way it's been characterized is is a roy leaning news channel but i think characterizations that is going to be competitive sort of fox news some wide of the mark for a number as as of for the buzz. Because you're still bound by strict impartiality rules here in the uk. They've hired a long time sky. News executive enjoyment Andrew to to run the station He's got a good record and isn't extremely credible. News executive that the majority backboard discovery at the moment discoveries very straight laced Us cooperation doesn't tend to muddy waters. Ways sort of spiky political discourse ny but there isn't that a gene channel news for example which operates under impartiality guidelines but clearly does have left of center perspective. So the argument is there's room for a right of center version of that. I think channel four probably argue against that by the way yet. they would wouldn't they they. They wouldn't although. I totally see where you're coming from and i may be just about to out myself. Somebody what she's gentle for new. So i've got to be very careful but actually i should say for news is just whatever you think of his politics or not. It's just very good news program. I think it. I love the cutter fluency and the fluidity of for news versus the quite static offerings sometimes presented by the bbc say Discovery jake's upset. You right are must confess i i. I didn't know until today that discovery were the may backer of the station. So i think that probably does make me feel the i might give it a whirl And what why not watch it. What would be heavy set that what would be a good audience for sky news these days. What kind of orders they get. Well out it's in the tens of thousands generally isn't it but what they're looking for. I think in this case is the advertising that's more specifically targeted. I guess the kind of people who buy the spectator lizzy and the comparison. The i've seen is with lbc's audience and basically saying is we can do. What lbc do we can. Personality ledge news debate and we can fund it through advertising and it's a similar sort of audience but the thing about lp's eighty percent of the content is callers and their free hundreds of generalists ain't free so. Do you think it can subsist on appetizing. i think a con. I think it'll be quite popular app. Jamming under underneath is very well respected political interview. No matter what you think about his politics on he does draw names. And i think there's a huge aced out there for something new something different..