Test transmissions for News UK’s brand-new news and current affairs channel have begun on satellite, ahead of its launch this spring.
During the test period, talkRADIO TV is being carried on the frequency. This service will evolve into talkTV, with talkTV retaining talkRADIO TV’s output in daytime.
TalkTV will be available on both Sky and Freesat, as part of its mission to be widely available in the UK. Parent company News UK says “everyone in the UK will be able to access the channel and its programming, live or on-demand, either on their television or on any personal device.”
TalkTV will feature nightly shows with Tom Newton-Dunn and Piers Morgan. Its schedule will also include factual programmes and a weekly satire show.
On satellite, the channel is being exclusively broadcast in high definition
Sky and Freesat channel numbers are yet to be confirmed.
Manual tuning information: TalkTV UK
You can tune in to the test transmissions via satellite. On Sky boxes, this is done through the other channels menu. Test transmissions are subject to changes without notice.
Satellite: Astra 2E 28.5E
Symbol Rate: 29500 (29.5 Mbaud)
Mode: DVB-S2 QPSK
Service ID: 52590
TalkTV is the second new news channel to be launched in the UK this year. From the USA, NBC News Now is also preparing to launch on Sky.