Sky launch for LBC News


Global has launched its third new station on Sky in recent months, with satellite users now able to access rolling news station LBC News.

LBC News, which replaced LBC London News in October and became a national service is now available to Sky users on channel 0221.

Unlike sister station LBC, with its phone-in based format, LBC News focuses on rolling news 24 hours a day, providing  national and international news based on a newswheel format, with news bulletins starting every 20 minutes. Presenters include Martin Stanford and Lisa Aziz.

LBC News is third station to be launched by owner Global in the last few months, following the arrival of Heart 90s in November and Heart Dance in October and follows a year of rapid expansion for the radio group, which has launched a number of spin-off digital stations following its transition to DAB+.



Manual tuning

  • Astra 28.2E
  • Frequency: 11553
  • Polarisation: Horizontal
  • Symbol Rate: 22000
  • FEC: 5/6
  • Mode: DVB-S, QPSK
  • SID: 55131