GB News is a British free-to-air opinion-orientated[a] news television and radio channel. The channel is available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky, YouView, Virgin Media and via the internet on Samsung TV Plus and YouTube. An audio simulcast of the station is also available on DAB+ radio.
Announced in September 2020 and launched in June 2021 from studios at Paddington Basin, London, GB News became Britain’s first television news start-up since the launch of Sky News in 1989. It was set up with the aim of broadcasting “original news, opinion and debate”, with a mix of news coverage and opinion-based content. The channel is described as right-leaning on political issues. It is jointly owned by hedge fund manager Sir Paul Marshall and investment firm Legatum, under the umbrella of a holding company, All Perspectives Ltd, which is headquartered in London. As of August 2022, All Perspectives Ltd was controlled by three significant shareholders, all of whom work for Christopher Chandler’s Dubai-based investment firm Legatum. The CEO of GB News is Angelos Frangopoulos, who formerly ran Sky News Australia.