The new home of Piers Morgan aims to be available to everyone in the UK, whether through traditional TV platforms, online streaming or social media.
TalkTV is effectively an expansion of the existing TalkRADIO service on to television screens up and down the country. TalkRADIO’s daytime programmes will feature on TalkTV’s daytime schedule, while TalkTV’s primetime schedule will be available in audio only on TalkRADIO.
When is TalkTV launching?
TalkTV launches at 7pm 25th April 2022.
Where can I find TalkTV? All TalkTV channel numbers:
- Sky satellite channel 526 (in HD)
- Freesat channel 217 (in HD)
- Virgin Media channel 627 (in HD)
- Freeview channel 237 (in SD)
- Sky Glass coming soon in the next few months
- BT channel 237 (in SD) – BT TV currently piggybacks off Freeview to provide this channel. Therefore, access to this channel is subject to your local Freeview coverage.
Online streaming services
(replaces the current TalkRADIO TV service on 25th April)
- Samsung TV Plus channel 4316
- Live streams available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube.
- Audio only feed via TalkRADIO on DAB digital radio.
What’s on TalkTV?
During the daytime, TalkTV will carry TalkRADIO’s daily shows.
In the evening, The News Desk with Tom Newton-Dunn will present the main stories of the day at 7pm
Piers Morgan Uncensored sees the controversial presenter return to UK screens each weeknight at 8pm
Sharon Osbourne’s The Talk is a strongly opinionated debate of the issues of the day with a panel of guests at 9pm.
Will TalkTV actually carry news?
The channel will carry regular news bulletins throughout the day. Outside of news bulletins, the channel will dominated by discussions, debates and opinions about items in the news.
Who owns TalkTV?
TalkTV is part of News UK, the remaining part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in the UK. Murdoch has been without a TV outlet in the UK since selling his share of Sky to Comcast.
Where is TalkTV being broadcast from?
Programmes will be broadcast from News UK in central London. For Piers Morgan, an additional, larger studio has been set up in Ealing.
Will TalkTV be available in the Republic of Ireland?
At the present time, TalkTV does not hold a broadcast licence valid in EU countries including the Republic of Ireland. This means you won’t be able to watch on traditional TV platforms in the Republic. But online streams of the channel, plus its social media feeds will be available all over the world. And the channel’s free-to-air satellite feed will be available through any suitable satellite receiver by manually tuning to the following parameters:
Astra 2E, 28.5°E Frequency: 11427 Polarisation: Vertical Symbol Rate: 29500 FEC: 8/9