The company is set to launch on TV this weekend (Sunday, June 13) and has now revealed its plans for a radio service. GB News is on the verge of competing with Sky and the BBC as the national media outlet, and is now in the process of concluding a long-term deal to secure spectrum on the national multiplex Digital One.
The move comes two days before the launch of GB News, which will go live for the first time on Sunday at 8 p.m.
The proposed deal with Arqiva, owner of the spectrum license, will eventually allow GB News Radio to reach 91% of households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
CEO Angelos Frangopoulos said: “GB News is a digital start-up designed to bring a greater plurality of voices to UK media. So we are passionate about broadcasting our program on all possible platforms, including live DAB digital radio.
“It’s a huge challenge to grow in radio so quickly, but this opportunity is too good to miss. “
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He added, “It means we can serve more people by giving them the choice to listen to us anywhere, anytime.”
Mr Frangopoulos said that it was rare for spectrum capacity to become available on the national D1 radio multiplex.
“It was a very competitive selection process so we’re really happy,” he said.
“We look forward to partnering again with Arqiva, which already takes care of our terrestrial and satellite television signals as well as our fiber connectivity.
The 38-year-old has over 15 years of broadcasting experience and has reported and presented live on-site many of the biggest news events and hot topics.
In response to the latest announcement regarding the radio expansion, members of the public seem eager to begin the launch.
One person wrote: “This is great news” while another said: “Ooh, it’s getting better and better! “
“Cool means I can listen to the radio at work. Currently I listen to the radio at work, but I hope gb news will be a better option,” replied a third.
Another person asked: “Will there be a GB news app and will GB News Radio be on DAB, FM and AM. Will there be the same presenters as GB News TV or will there be will there be different for the radio? “
” Good news ! I just hope they have better ads than TalkRadio! Someone else wrote.
“I can’t wait to see GB News on TV, but I think I’ll stick with Talk Radio,” said another fan.
GB News will be available on Freeview and You View 236, Sky HD 515, Virgin Media HD 626 and Freesat 216.