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How to watch TalkTV: channel numbers and shows

TalkTV host Piers Morgan against a blue background.
Piers Morgan is set to host a new flagship show on TalkTV. (Image credit: TalkTV)

TalkTV is a brand new 24/7 news and current affairs channel from News UK, the company behind The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers.

The channel is free-to-air and features a variety of content and presenters including the launch of Piers Morgan Uncensored, a new hour-long daily show fronted by the outspoken former Good Morning Britain presenter which will feature "lively and intelligent debate, big-name interviews and plenty of fun", according to TalkTV.

The premiere episode of Piers' new show featured the first half of his exclusive interview with former US president, Donald Trump; the second half is set to air during Tuesday's edition of the show.

Here's how to watch TalkTV, including what channels its available on and where its available to stream.

When does TalkTV launch?

TalkTV is a 24/7 channel that begins broadcasting in the UK at 7 pm UK time on Monday, April 25. 

How to watch TalkTV

The new channel will be available on all major linear TV platforms in the UK, including Sky (channel 526), Virgin Media (channel 627), Freeview (channel 237) and Freesat (channel 217). (see our TV Guide for full listings).

As part of a partnership with Sky, TalkTV will also be made available on Sky's streaming TV, Sky Glass, in the near future.

TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus (channel 4316), on YouTube, the Talk.TV website (opens in new tab) and TalkTV iOS and Android apps which will include both live, catch-up and VOD functionality. Content will also be available across social media including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter.

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What shows will TalkTV have? 

TalkTV will launch formally with the broadcast of The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn, a major weeknight news and current affairs show fronted by the titular political journalist. The show will feature a range of specialist journalists from across News UK and News Corp's publications.

Arguably the most high-profile show in TalkTV's launch catalog is Piers Morgan Uncensored, a primetime, 60-minute show which will air weeknights in the UK at 8 pm on TalkTV. Piers Morgan Uncensored will also be streamed on FOX Nation in the US and on Sky News Australia.

News UK EVP and President of Broadcasting, Scott Taunton, said: "Piers Morgan Uncensored at 8 pm, will be our flagship prime time show — a fearless forum for lively and intelligent debate, big-name interviews and plenty of fun, fronted by one of the most outspoken and popular figures in international broadcasting".

Piers Morgan Uncensored will be followed by the debut of The Talk featuring Sharon Osbourne at 9 pm. This panel show will bring five opinionated famous faces— with differing views— together to debate the latest issues from the UK and around the world that are currently affecting viewers.

Alongside these flagship shows, TalkTV will feature hourly bulletins, sports and entertainment shows as well as current affairs, debates, opinions, and documentaries.

TalkRadiio's roster of daytime presenters— including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Ian Collins and Jeremy Kyle— will also be present on the channel, which runs 24/7.

Additional announcements for prime time programming are said to be coming in the coming weeks.

The first new correspondent to be announced was Sarah Hewson, who has joined TalkTV as Royal Editor. Sarah has spent most of her career at Sky News and has presented everything from Breakfast to News At Ten and has interviewed the last five UK Prime Ministers and several senior members of the royal family. 

Sarah said: "I’m absolutely delighted at this opportunity to work with TalkTV, and right from its inception. The launch last night showed how it will be a bold and exciting new channel committed to delivering news with a fresh perspective.  

 “I have been reporting on the British Royal family for many years but I can barely remember such a busy time, especially in this Jubilee year. I think we’ll have plenty to talk about!”

Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

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