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branding Murdoch goes for .tv domain for his latest news channel

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Rupert Murdoch's NEWS UK business is launching a news channel in early 2022

Some big names are already lined up to host the shows including Piers Morgan

Digging a little deeper it seems they may already have their domain name TALK.tv

At the moment it goes to another Murdoch site from the same stable TalkRADIO.tv

Press release
https://www.news.co.uk/2021/09/news-uk-to-launch-new-channel-talktv/
 
talkradio.tv oh irony...

On the face of it there is indeed a very funny sense of oxymoron going on here.

Bit like 'ACT Naturally', SOFT Rock', 'PEACE Force' 'PRETTY Ugly' and 'FRIENDLY Fire'

On the ground, it's actually a pretty neat idea. Talk Radio is an actual national 'talk news' radio channel in the UK and all they've done is increase their audience by adding a visual component to the studio. You can listen to the shows on your radio but also watch the show live as well. This is not an uncommon thing in radio.

But that isn't what is being launched here.

TALK.TV is a whole new actual TV channel being launched, with a lot of money being thrown at it.
The redirect to RALK Radio is most probably to keep it in the Murdoch world before it launches in the new year.


On a more serious note I would assume that if 'talk' is another way of making a cheap to run news channel - then the quality of actual journalism - People going out there and filming news instead of sat in a studio making half-arsed guesses about real events - will suffer.

If this thing is successful, you will probably only have to wait a short period before SocialMediaTalkNEWS.tv ends up being launched by someone. Forget actual news, the social media spin on every real world story is so much more interesting.
Can you imagine ... "Russia massing 250,000 army on the border of Ukraine - yes - and tonight we get to grips with which side has the most fashionable uniforms if it comes to a face-off'.
I can't wait to read their headline stories!

As for the use of .tv - I'm already a massive fan - and the millions of Twitch.tv users most probably agree it has a bit of a future.
 

Mohammad Shahin

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But that isn't what is being launched here.

TALK.TV is a whole new actual TV channel being launched, with a lot of money being thrown at it.
The redirect to RALK Radio is most probably to keep it in the Murdoch world before it launches in the new year.
It's a soft launch, that's it. Getting their audience ready I guess. What's coming on the .tv is a Television channel, no radio, no irony:xf.wink:..

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