- Aug 20, 2003
'Announced in September 2020 and launched in June 2021 from studios at Paddington Basin, London, the channel became Britain's first television news start-up for more than 30 years, since the launch of Sky News in 1989. It was set up with the aim of broadcasting "original news, opinion and debate", with a mix of news coverage and opinion-based content.' (wiki)
A chat with the Chancellor on Budget day, on a 'news start-up', isn't exactly going to be 'opinion-based content', is it?
Ofcom would look at individual programmes rather than the name of the channel. The output of GB"News" is quite marked, they don't run a "news" bulletin.
I tuned in first day fascinated to see what it would be like, I was disappointed. It's quite clear they know the rules and that's probably why they don't.