Piers Morgan on board for Murdoch’s new channel in U.K.

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Former ITV, CNN and reality TV personality Piers Morgan has signed on to host a new show on talkTV, a new channel set to launch in 2022 from conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

The network will be available via free satellite, terrestrial television, paid TV providers and digital platforms and represents the latest iteration of pivots that started with plans to launch a channel called News UK TV.

News UK was originally envisioned as a more traditional channel but then considered switching to a streaming only model. At one time former CBS News president David Rhodes was attached to the project, before leaving for Sky.

In September 2021, a streaming product called talkRadioTV had launched with limited offerings, and Murdoch’s company announced it would reuse the “Talk” brand for a new service under the name talkTV.

The announcement came after right leaning GB News hit the air.