Jun 22, 2022

What's Gone Wrong at Talk TV?

The station continues, but nobody is watching.

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Charlotte Henry
Charlotte Henry adds together media, tech, politics and culture with the help of some fantastic guests.
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Talk TV is still there, with expensive sets and well-paid talent. The problem is, nobody is watching. Despite having the vast resources of News UK at its disposal, the channel has not been able to maintain an audience after a decent opening night. A mix of British viewing culture and some practical problems have left the station, at least on linear TV, in the doldrums. Is this also part of a wider disengagement with news content?

Jasper Jackson joins host Charlotte Henry to discuss what has gone wrong, whether this was inevitable, and if anything can be done to redeem the situation.