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PM: ‘We’re looking at Channel 4 sale options’

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the government is looking at all options to secure the financial future of the public service broadcaster Channel 4, including a private sector sale.

Asked during Prime Minister’s Question Time by John Nicolson, Shadow Scottish Nationalist Party Spokesperson on Culture, Media and Sport, to confirm that the government has no plans to sell off the publicly-owned broadcaster, Cameron said: “I want to make sure that Channel 4 has a strong and secure future so I think it is right to look at all of the options, including to see whether private investment into Channel 4 could help safeguard it for the future.”

“Let’s have a look at all of the options, let’s not close our minds like some on the opposition front bench who think that, you know, private is bad and public is good – let’s have a proper look at how we can make sure this great channel goes on being great for many years to come,” he stated.


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