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GB News: production teething troubles – but success will depend on quality of the journalism

By Matt Walsh, Head of the school of journalism, media and culture, Cardiff University
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Launch night on the UK’s latest broadcast news network, GB News, was a rough night to be a sound operator. The much-trailed channel went on-air at 8pm on Sunday June 13 with a mission statement delivered by its company chairman and principal political presenter Andrew Neil.

Unfortunately, his sound was “out of sync”. The audio that viewers heard at home ran slightly behind the movement of his lips, which was disconcerting for viewers. A corrected version was later uploaded to Twitter.

It was not the only technical issue to blight the launch night. Microphones failed to…

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