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Looks like Sir Paul marshall is leaving the board, and a restructuring/redundancy program is in place. It seems to me he's trying to redouble efforts to acquire the Telegraph, and his taking his portion of the bankroll with him:

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GBN are having a live news special from midnight tonight called "Israel Under Attack" presented by Mark Dolan due to the incoming attack on Israel launched by Iran.

I doubt this would be an all-nighter (depending on the severity of the attack) probably just an hour or two, then back to the normal overnight replays from 1 or 2am
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With TalkTV ceasing as a linear channel on Friday 26th, it will be interesting to see where their viewing share will go.

Latest BARB figures for GB News in March show a viewing share of 0.66% and average daily minutes of 1m 1s.

TalkTV's are 0.13% and 12s.

Sky News' are 0.73% and 1m 8s.

If GB News inherit around 50% of TalkTV's share and minutes they could surpass Sky News for the first time.
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GB News is set to begin a round of redundancy, with 40 personnel set to be cut.

On the production side, they were already quite light we think, so I'd be interested to see where they will be aiming for the cuts to be targeted at. One would imagine the big name hosts would command big fees and would help with the profit margin if some of those departed.

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(Yesterday, 05:18 PM)RhysJR Wrote:  GB News is set to begin a round of redundancy, with 40 personnel set to be cut.

On the production side, they were already quite light we think, so I'd be interested to see where they will be aiming for the cuts to be targeted at. One would imagine the big name hosts would command big fees and would help with the profit margin if some of those departed.

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Press Gazette estimate its around 295 staff, up from around 175 at launch (and aiming for around 14% reduction) it's hardly an unusual trim, and definitely not as dramatic as this hypobilic bod apparently said: "One staffer at the channel told Press Gazette there was “a real ‘last days of Saigon’ vibe in the office right now”

I'd dispute that 295 is light for channel that's mainly panels, contributers and zoom calls. That's not a Dis, they have some genuinely interesting guests, but they arnt fully supporting UK wide reporting or international news - They don't have the costs that come with an Alex Crawford and her team (and security, safety etc) that Sky bear.

They use Dina as the NRCS and Mosart for production control, but apparently not to it's fullest potential for workflow efficiency, they panicked after launch and over compensated with headcount rather than smart.

Would anyone notice (whos already watching) if the channel was run on 200 staff? Probably not
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