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Former Mirror editor Wallace appointed head of TV at News UK

Murdoch-owned News UK Broadcasting has announced the appointment of Richard Wallace as head of TV at the company. The former Daily Mirror editor will be charged with overseeing all editorial output from right-wing news channel TalkTV, and will have overall responsibility for the P&L. Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, said: “Richard has a breadth […]

News UK’s TalkTV to debut on April 25

News UK’s entry into the news channel business, TalkTV, will launch at 19:00 UK time on Monday April 25. The channel will kick off with The News Desk hosted by Tom Newton, followed by Piers Morgan Uncensored broadcasts at 20:00 and The Talk, featuring Sharon Osbourne, at 21:00. The channel will broadcast 24/7 on Sky […]

News UK to launch talkTV with Piers Morgan

Following an initially shelved launch, Rupert Murdoch’s News UK has announced its national television station talkTV, with controversialist Piers Morgan at the front of the brand. Approaching news coverage with a similar right-wing flair as News UK’s print media, talkTV will launch in early 2022 as and serve as a rival to the struggling GB […]

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK considering BT Sport deal

Rupert Murdoch is reportedly considering making a move to buy BT Sport. Last month, BT CEO Phillip Jansen confirmed that the company was “open-minded” on selling its sports broadcaster as it refocuses its efforts on building out its fibre-to-the-home network across the UK. Now according to The Telegraph, the News UK owner has reportedly held […]

Jeremy Corbyn rallies against launch of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK TV

Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the UK’s Labour party, has launched a campaign against Ruport Murdoch’s News UK TV channel. The network, given approval by Ofcom in December, will buck the country’s broadcasting news trend by aping the style of the US far right news channel Fox News and leaning into personality-driven opinion presenting. […]

Elisabeth Murdoch emerges as surprise BBC director general candidate, claims report

Elisabeth Murdoch has reportedly emerged as a potential replacement for outgoing BBC director general Tony Hall. Murdoch most famously was the head of production company Shine UK and sold shows to the broadcaster including Masterchef. She also co-founded Sister, which produced the Sky/HBO hit series Chernobyl. Within her father Rupert’s media empire, she held roles […]

Barcroft adds execs after Channel 4 investment

UK-based digital content business Barcroft Media has hired execs from News UK and Bloomberg for new senior editorial and commercial posts. Dom Smith, a former FHM Australia editor and FHM managing editor, has become head of editorial and will oversee the flow of content to the Barcroft video business, which has one of the UK’s […]

Sky in deal with News Corp papers for Premier League clips

Pay TV operator Sky has secured UK rights to show clips from every Premier League game across its digital platforms and has forged an alliance with News Corp’s UK newspapers to make these available across their websites. The three-year agreement starting from the 2016-17 season will see clips from every Premier League match being made […]