TalkTV to launch in the UK on Monday, April 25 on Sky Channel 526, Virgin Media Channel 627, Freeview Channel 237 and Freesat Channel 217, as well as via connected TV services and smart devices. 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 all major linear TV platforms: Sky (channel 526), Virgin Media (channel 627), Freeview (channel 237) and Freesat (channel 217). As part of the partnership with Sky, TalkTV will also be launching on Sky’s new streaming TV, Sky Glass, in the coming months.

TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus (channel 4316) and on YouTube, as well as via the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps, which will include live, catch-up and VOD functionality. TalkTV will also be available via Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter. TalkTV will be available to everyone in the UK.

News UK EVP, President of Broadcasting, Scott Taunton said: “TalkTV will be a new voice for viewers who are interested in straight talking opinions and world-class expert insight on news and current affairs. I’m delighted that the channel will be available to everyone in the UK via Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat.

“Piers Morgan Uncensored will be the flagship prime time show – a fearless forum for lively and intelligent debate, fronted by one of the most outspoken and popular figures in international broadcasting. It will be must-see TV and everyone in the UK will be able to tune in live or on-demand, either on their television or on any personal device.”

The launch is supported by a heavyweight marketing campaign, fronted by Piers Morgan, detailing how to find TalkTV on linear TV, and with the strapline: Straight Talking Starts Here. Press and social media advertising alerts the public that Piers Morgan is making his long-awaited return to our TV screens on Monday April 25. The campaign has been developed as a collaboration with Pulse, News UK’s in-house advertising agency operated by The&Partnership.

TalkTV Head of Marketing Will Martin said: “TalkTV is a bold new voice in news, current affairs, debate and opinion. We wanted to position the channel as a platform for both vigorous debate and lighthearted fun and nobody delivers on those things more than Piers Morgan. Our campaign aims to showcase our talent line up in a bold and entertaining way with much more to come over in the weeks ahead.”

Piers Morgan Uncensored will celebrate free speech and the right for people to share their views. In a global first, the new and unique sixty minute daily show will be broadcast on weeknights in the UK on TalkTV, streamed on FOX Nation in the US and aired in Australia on Sky News Australia. The show will be broadcast live from state-of-the-art studio facilities in Ealing.

The primetime launch schedule will also see the debut of The Talk featuring the legendary Sharon Osbourne. Airing weeknights on TalkTV, the panel debate will bring together five opinionated famous faces – all from different backgrounds and with differing views – to debate the most interesting stories of the day.

Covering topics from the UK and around the world, the panellists will serve up their outspoken views in an honest and straight-talking debate. Across sixty minutes, the five personalities will deep dive into the issues most affecting viewers, from news to politics, crime to health and entertainment to sport.

Meanwhile award-winning political journalist Tom Newton Dunn will present a major weeknight news and current affairs programme on TalkTV: The News Desk.

The lively, hour-long prime time show will give viewers the news that matters to them in a straight and balanced way. News UK’s world-beating stable of specialist journalists from print and broadcast will join Tom every night to share the very latest in their fields, from The Times‘s political team to The Sun‘s showbiz desk, talkSPORT‘s correspondents as well as business reporters from across News Corp’s titles. It will also feature agenda-setting interviews and a regular discussion with a peerless panel drawn from across the political spectrum including: Adam Boulton, Anas Sarwar, Bim Afolami, Emily Sheffield, Grace Blakeley, Isabel Oakeshott, James Slack, Kate McCann, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Tan Dhesi.

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. TalkRadio has seen fast growth in recent years across all platforms, including digital radio and the TalkRadio app, on YouTube and has been broadcasting successfully on TalkRadio TV since last year.

News UK continues to hire some exceptional new talent to join a schedule of prime time programming for the evenings with further announcements in the coming weeks.

Source: News UK

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