TalkTV launched earlier this year with the likes of Piers Morgan Uncensored, Tom Newton Dunn's The News Desk and Sharon Osbourne's The Talk debuting on the channel.


And now, six months after its launch, it's being bumped from its Virgin Media home on 627 to 606.

The channel is run by Rupert Murdoch's News UK, with its head of TV Richard Wallace saying of the news: "This is an important step forward for Talk TV. We've had a very positive first six months with agenda-setting exclusive interviews with Donald Trump and Ukraine's President Zelensky.

"Events like our Tory leadership debate and coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth proved our news credentials. To have a new and more prominent home on Virgin Media, as we unveil our great squad of talent for our autumn schedule, shows our continued ambition."

The programme has also added BBC staple Vanessa Feltz to its roster. Jeremy Kyle is also set to make a return to primetime TV with Jeremy Kyle Live, which begins airing on the channel from Monday 10th October.

When the channel launched, News UK EVP, president of broadcasting, Scott Taunton said that it would be "a new voice for viewers who are interested in straight-talking opinions and world-class expert insight on news and current affairs".

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Here's everything you need to know about the TalkTV launch, including what channel you can watch it on and the new shows airing.

What time does TalkTV launch?

TalkTV became available to watch from 7pm on Monday 25th April 2022.

The channel is available 24/7 in the UK, US and Australia.

How to watch TalkTV


TalkTV broadcasts on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat, as well as via connected TV and smart devices.

On Sky, TalkTV is on channel 526. Virgin Media carries the new channel on 606, bumping it up from 627, while TalkTV is available on channel 237 on Freeview and 217 on Freesat.

In addition, the programmes are going to be available live and on catch-up on TalkTV’s website and apps.

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan. Getty

The network formally launched with the first-ever edition of The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn, who now hosts First Edition with Tom Newton Dunn at 10pm on the channel.

This was followed by the first episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored at 8pm.

The 60-minute daily show is broadcast on weeknights in the UK on TalkTV, streamed on FOX Nation in the US and aired in Australia on Sky News Australia. It is broadcast live from its studio in Ealing.

There is also an hour-long panel debate show, The Talk featuring Sharon Osbourne, which airs at 9pm.

More recently, the channel welcomed Vanessa Feltz to its roster, with her show airing on both TV and radio from 4pm to 7pm, and Jeremy Kyle, who makes a comeback to live TV with Jeremy Kyle Live, which begins airing from Monday 10th October at 7pm.

Piers Morgan Uncensored is the presenter's first show since he left Good Morning Britain last year, following his comments on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Speaking to press including ahead of the TalkTV launch, Morgan spoke about his ITV departure, claiming it was the "wrong call" for the broadcaster.

He added that he hopes his new show, which launched with an interview with former US President Donald Trump, will encourage "free speech".

TalkTV has now launched. If you’re looking for more to watch, visit our dedicated Entertainment hub or check out our TV Guide.


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