For years, Britain’s rolling information panorama has been dominated by Sky and the BBC. On Sunday, a brand new rival, GB News, is coming into the fray – and though its chairman and most well-known face, Andrew Neil, insists that any comparisons to Fox News are idiotic, many see an echo in its plan to make use of outspoken presenters to debate the most controversial problems with the day.
However Neil insists that the plan is to not tack to the proper, however to deal with an viewers which he says has been let down by the present broadcasters – and which he believes is crying out for a channel that addresses its issues. As the channel’s newly employed staff race to be prepared for his or her debut, Anushka Asthana asks the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, whether or not GB News is certain to be a participant in the so-referred to as culture war – and whether or not a British viewers actually needs to see a radical departure from the extra conventional mannequin that dominates in the present day.
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