GB News expansion confirmed as Andrew Neil launches radio service to rival BBC

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The company is set to launch on TV this weekend (Sunday, June 13) and has now revealed plans for a radio service. GB News is set to rival Sky and BBC as a national news outlet, and is now in the final stages of completing a long-term deal to secure spectrum on the Digital One national multiplex.

The move comes two days before the launch of GB News, which will go live for the first time at 8pm on Sunday.

The proposed deal with Arqiva, owner of the spectrum licence, will ultimately allow GB News Radio to reach 91 percent of households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Chief Executive Officer Angelos Frangopoulos said: “GB News is a digital start-up designed to bring greater plurality of voices to UK media so we’re passionate about delivering our programme to every platform we can, including live DAB digital radio.

“It’s a considerable challenge to expand into radio so quickly but this opportunity is too great to miss.”

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