TalkTV broadcasts 24/7 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
One of television’s most respected broadcasters, Sarah Hewson, joins TalkTV as editor-in-chief.
Sarah’s main role will be as a regular commentator on stories about the Royal Family on the station’s flagship evening news and current affairs programme, The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn.
Sarah Hewson said: “I have been absolutely thrilled with this opportunity to work with TalkTV since its inception. Last night’s launch showed what a bold and exciting new channel committed to delivering news with a fresh perspective.
“I have been reporting on the British Royal Family for many years, but I can hardly remember such a busy time, especially in this Jubilee year. I think we will have a lot to talk about!
Scott Taunton, executive vice president, president of circulation at News UK, said: “Sarah is the latest in a series of high-profile hires for TalkTV. I’m thrilled to have her join the primetime program and bring her seriousness and expertise to one of the hottest topics in the world. national and international news.
“TalkTV will be a new voice for viewers who are interested in candid opinions and expert opinions on current affairs and current affairs. The channel was built for the streaming era and will be accessible on linear television as well only through social and on-demand programming.
Sarah is a journalist and broadcaster with over 20 years of experience presenting some of the biggest national and international stories. With a background as a royal correspondent, she anchored Sky’s coverage of two royal weddings, royal births, the Diamond Jubilee and the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last year.
Sarah has spent most of her career at Sky News, where she has presented everything from Breakfast to flagship program News At Ten, and hosted her own weekly Sky News program with Sarah Hewson. Sarah has interviewed the last five British Prime Ministers, six members of the Royal Family and personalities from the worlds of business, sport and entertainment.
The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn gives viewers the news that matters to them in a direct and balanced way. News UK, the global stable of specialist print and broadcast journalists join Tom every night to share the latest in their fields, from the Times political team to the Sun’s showbiz desk, talkSPORT correspondents as well as business reporters from all News Corp titles. It also features agenda-setting interviews and regular discussion with an unrivaled panel comprised of all political backgrounds, including: Adam Boulton, Anas Sarwar, Bim Afolami, Emily Sheffield, Grace Blakeley, Isabel Oakeshott, James Slack , Kate McCann, Miatta Fahnbulleh and Tan Dhesi.
Piers Morgan Uncensored, led by one of the most outspoken and popular personalities in international broadcasting, is an intrepid forum for lively, intelligent debates and agenda-setting interviews; celebrating freedom of expression and the right of people to share their opinions. In a world first, the new and only sixty-minute daily show will air weeknights in the UK on TalkTV, broadcast on FOX Nation in the US and broadcast in Australia on Sky News Australia.
The primetime launch program also includes The Talk with the legendary Sharon Osbourne. Airing weeknights on TalkTV, the debate brings together five famous, opinionated faces – all from different backgrounds and with different points of view – to debate the most interesting stories of the day. Covering topics from the UK and around the world, panelists deliver their candid views in honest and direct debate. For sixty minutes, the five personalities look at the issues that affect viewers the most, from news to politics, from crime to health and from entertainment to sport.
TalkTV’s prime time program is also simulcast on TalkRadio. And TalkRadio’s roster of daytime talent, including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Ian Collins and Jeremy Kyle, airs on TalkTV. TalkRadio has grown rapidly in recent years across all platforms including digital radio and the TalkRadio app, on YouTube and has been successfully streaming on TalkRadio TV since last year.
TalkTV broadcasts live in the UK from state-of-the-art studios in Ealing and the News UK News Building headquarters in London Bridge.
TalkTV went live for the first time on Monday April 25 on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat linear television platforms. TalkTV is also streamed through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus, and on YouTube, as well as through the Talk.TV website and the TalkTV iOS and Android apps. TalkTV is also available via Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter.
Everyone in the UK can access TalkTV and its programming, live or on demand, on their TV or any personal device. The channel will be broadcast live and widely available across all platforms, including linear TV and OTT, with content available on social media as well as News UK’s vast inventory of websites and apps.
News UK continues to hire outstanding new talent to join a prime-time evening line-up with further announcements in the coming weeks.