C4 proposing outsourcing to Red Bee

Channel 4 has unveiled proposals to contract out to Red Bee Media a range of broadcast and production services currently being carried out in-house by its Channel Operations and 124 Facilities divisions.

The proposal would give Channel 4 access to flexible purpose built facilities. It affects more than 100 staff and encompasses the channel's broadcast engineering and transmission teams, as well as post production, library services and on-air graphics. Staff working in the affected areas are expected to transfer from Channel 4's headquarters in the Victoria area of Central London to Red Bee Media's Broadcast Centre in White City in West London over a 12 month period from the second quarter of 2008.

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