Discovery Backs UK Information Channel GB Information Led By BBC’s Andrew Neil – .
Discovery enters the UK news game by sponsoring a new right-wing news channel run by BBC presenter and savage political interrogator Andrew Neil.
The channel, called GB News, will be launched in the UK next year with the aim of providing an alternative voice to big players like the BBC, ITV and Sky News. Neil will run the company and present a prime time show.
Discovery is said to be the main investor in GB News, which plans to raise an additional $ 55 million to $ 65 million before going live. Neil’s commitment should be an eye-catcher for potential supporters given his reputation in the UK.
Announcing his decision to leave the BBC to join GB News, Neil tweeted, “I’m delighted to announce that I have accepted the post of Chairman of GB News, a new news channel opening at the beginning of the new year is to be started and opens new perspectives news. I will also be hosting a new prime time evening show on GB News. Look at this room. “
Neil added that he had talks with the new BBC General Director Tim Davie about staying with the station, but it failed to repair the “damage caused” by canceling the Andrew Neil Show earlier this year. “I leave with no hostility or desire to settle points. I look back on my 25 years of making live political programs for the BBC with affection, ”he added.
Neil tweeted a Spectator article (a publication he directs) confirming Discovery’s involvement. The US broadcaster has yet to comment on its participation. The deadline turned to representatives today.