GB News is a British television news channel that launched on 13 June 2021.The channel does not provide rolling news, but instead is expected to be a mix of news, analysis, opinion, and debate. Characterised by some of its competitors as “right-leaning”,the channel set up with an explicit political orientation in the United Kingdom.[8]


On 25 September 2020, it was announced that Andrew Neil, who had presented live political programmes on the BBC for 25 years,[12] would leave the corporation after leading their coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election. He said that he had been in discussions to continue working on the BBC in a new format after the cancellation of his programme The Andrew Neil Show, but that these talks had “not come to fruition” and he had accepted the post of chairman of a new television news channel.[13] On the same day, he was announced as the presenter of a prime time evening programme on the channel, due to launch early the next year. In a statement, Neil said that the channel would “champion robust, balanced debate and a range of perspectives on the issues that affect everyone in the UK, not just those living in the London area”, and GB News was addressing a perceived gap in the market for “the vast number of British people who feel underserved and unheard by their media”.