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TalkTV channel shut down after Piers Morgan moves to YouTube

TalkTV will be taken off air, it has been announced, weeks after Piers Morgan left his daily show on the channel.

The station will be taken off air in the summer and move online only.

In February Morgan said he was leaving to focus on the Uncensored YouTube channel, saying that daily, fixed TV schedules have been “an increasingly unnecessary straitjacket”.

A statement from Scott Taunton, TalkTV’s president of broadcasting, said in a briefing to staff: “Two years ago, we would not have been brave enough to launch a channel without a linear presence, but audiences of all ages have moved fast and smartphones are now the primary device where news is consumed. We need to adapt to this as a priority.

“We are therefore intending that Talk comes off linear television from early summer and our focus will be on streaming.”

He added: “Talk will continue broadcasting as a live streaming news and opinion channel, distributing through streaming platforms to include YouTube, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG and others.

“A large proportion of our live viewing is already through streaming on televisions and we intend to continue to grow this.

“Clips will continue to be shared through social media. There is no doubt over Talk’s future as an audio and video channel, it just won’t be distributed on linear. Radio on DAB continues unchanged too.”

The Piers Morgan Uncensored YouTube channel has built up a huge audience of 2.35 million subscribers since 2022.

In an interview with The Times, Morgan cited American podcast host Joe Rogan as a motivation for the change.

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