For years, Britain’s rolling information panorama has been dominated by Sky and the BBC. On Sunday, a brand new rival, GB Information, is getting into the fray – and though its chairman and most well-known face, Andrew Neil, insists that any comparisons to Fox Information are idiotic, many see an echo in its plan to make use of outspoken presenters to debate probably the most controversial problems with the day.
However Neil insists that the plan is to not tack to the best, 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 considerations. Because the channel’s newly employed workforce race to be prepared for his or her debut, Anushka Asthana asks the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, whether or not GB Information is certain to be a participant within the so-called tradition conflict – and whether or not a British viewers actually needs to see a radical departure from the extra conventional mannequin that dominates immediately.
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