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1 hour ago, Observer II said:

Seems we're getting an alternative to the woke liberal news we've been fed for some time -  GB News, led by Andrew Neill.   Will it be available on Free View ?   :unsure:

Yes from June 13th. The network will be available on Freeview channel 236, Sky HD, Virgin Media HD, YouView channel 236 and Freesat channel 216.

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I guess the next battle to escape wokism and secure true freedom of speech, will be securing independence on the internet; now that Facebook has demonstrated it's bias by cancelling Donald ?     😠

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On 6/4/2021 at 7:17 PM, Confused52 said:

Yes from June 13th. The network will be available on Freeview channel 236, Sky HD, Virgin Media HD, YouView channel 236 and Freesat channel 216.

BBC accused of attempting to shut out GB News at 11th-hour

JUNE 12, 2021 BY MIKE BUCHANAN 0 COMMENTS

GB News officially launches at 8pm tomorrow (Sunday) but is already posting some reports. A piece in today’s Telegraph:

Move to bar access to footage of public events is seen as an attempt to ‘damage’ Sunday’s launch of the right-leaning channel

The BBC has been accused of an eleventh-hour “ambush” intended to “damage” Sunday’s launch of the right-leaning television network GB News.

The corporation is alleged to have been pushing to bar GB News from accessing footage of public events via a “pooling” system run by the country’s three main broadcasters.

The move would leave the new channel unable to broadcast many major events where there is only space for one camera.

A GB News spokesman said: “This is an ambush by the BBC designed to damage the launch of GB News and protect their dominance of UK news broadcasting.  We will fight it.  And our launch continues.”

The move reignites a row that surfaced in 2010 when the Press Association, the national news agency, complained that it was unable to access footage from “single camera assignments” filmed as part of the UK Broadcast Pool, which comprises the BBC, Sky News and ITN.

At the time, the Commons culture committee urged the Government to “ensure the right of access for the Press Association” alongside the pool camera at national events,  “if the members of the broadcast pool are not prepared to make the content available to the Press Association at a reasonable cost”.

GB News claims that the BBC has been pushing for its new rival to be barred from receiving pooled footage from national events under a change to the pool’s rules which would take effect from Monday – the first full day of broadcasting for the new channel.

It is understood, however, that some members of the pool have expressed a willingness to license pooled material to GB News on “fair” terms. But GB News said it had not received any contact from any of the three broadcasters. It had signed a deal with Reuters for access to clips. A source said the news agency had been made “piggy in the middle” of the dispute.

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2 hours ago, Latchford Locks said:

BBC accused of attempting to shut out GB News at 11th-hour

JUNE 12, 2021 BY MIKE BUCHANAN 0 COMMENTS

GB News officially launches at 8pm tomorrow (Sunday) but is already posting some reports. A piece in today’s Telegraph:

Move to bar access to footage of public events is seen as an attempt to ‘damage’ Sunday’s launch of the right-leaning channel

The BBC has been accused of an eleventh-hour “ambush” intended to “damage” Sunday’s launch of the right-leaning television network GB News.

The corporation is alleged to have been pushing to bar GB News from accessing footage of public events via a “pooling” system run by the country’s three main broadcasters.

The move would leave the new channel unable to broadcast many major events where there is only space for one camera.

A GB News spokesman said: “This is an ambush by the BBC designed to damage the launch of GB News and protect their dominance of UK news broadcasting.  We will fight it.  And our launch continues.”

The move reignites a row that surfaced in 2010 when the Press Association, the national news agency, complained that it was unable to access footage from “single camera assignments” filmed as part of the UK Broadcast Pool, which comprises the BBC, Sky News and ITN.

At the time, the Commons culture committee urged the Government to “ensure the right of access for the Press Association” alongside the pool camera at national events,  “if the members of the broadcast pool are not prepared to make the content available to the Press Association at a reasonable cost”.

GB News claims that the BBC has been pushing for its new rival to be barred from receiving pooled footage from national events under a change to the pool’s rules which would take effect from Monday – the first full day of broadcasting for the new channel.

It is understood, however, that some members of the pool have expressed a willingness to license pooled material to GB News on “fair” terms. But GB News said it had not received any contact from any of the three broadcasters. It had signed a deal with Reuters for access to clips. A source said the news agency had been made “piggy in the middle” of the dispute.

The Telegraph is off message here surely? Right leaning channel? Don't they mean extreme right channel - that's the way anything to the right of Stalin is usually painted in the MSM.

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