GB News, the proposed new news channel with backing from Discovery, will be on all major UK TV platforms, including terrestrial (Freeview including YouView based platforms), satellite (both Freesat and Sky), and cable (Virgin Media).
Infrastructure provider Arqiva has been selected to deliver the channel, and will oversee the launch and manage programme delivery. The channel should reach 96% of households in the UK.
A proposed launch date has not yet been revealed, but the channel is expected to launch this year (2021).
A name which may be unfamiliar to some, Arqiva is the largest UK broadcast transmission company, and they are planning to make 500 staff (around a third of their workforce) redundant.
This forms part of a wider restructuring plan at the company, owned by a consortium of foreign investors.
Arqiva operate most of the TV and radio masts in the UK, as well as operating in other areas of transmission.
Some radio stations, including Rathergood Radio and Love Sport have complained about the high costs of Arqiva’s services in recent years.