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Channel 4 in for Box TV?

October 16, 2007

Channel 4 has held talks with Emap about taking full control of Box Television – owner of seven music channels on digital television platforms such as Freeview, including Kerrang!, Kiss, Q and The Hits, the UK's most popular music channel.

The broadcaster, which bought half of Emap's music television division in July for £28 million, is understood to have spoken to Emap executives about a price for acquiring the remaining 50 per cent stake. Channel 4 is understood to have approached Emap requesting a price for Box Television after the media group announced its plans for a break-up.

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