A Brexit free tv channel is launched

At last! After three long years of a non-stop Brexit crisis, a television channel is to go “Brexit Free”.

The channel is betting – correctly some say – on people being bored to death by the never-ending soap divorce drama.

A recent report by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, showed that more than 33 per cent of people avoided watching the news.

And, the Brexit saga was cited as a main reason.

Now, Sky news is to broadcast in a Brexit free zone.

Head of Sky News, John Ryley, said:

“It’s something we know our viewers will find valuable.

“Brexit is an historic story that has a major impact and we will continue to give it comprehensive coverage.

“The new channel simply gives people the option to take a break from Brexit, apply a filter to their headlines and hear about issues away from Westminster and Brussels with a focus on hard-hitting, original journalism.”

The channel will be on air from 1700 (1600 GMT) to 2200 on weekdays on the Sky pay-tv platform.



About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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