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Dorries: C4 ‘free’ of PSB status in a decade

UK DCMS Secretary Nadine Dorries says it is “laughable” that she is spearheading the sale of Channel 4 out of vengeance, though adding in the same evidence to MPs that it ‘hadn’t done itself any favours’ in a reference to an old story about Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow abusing Tory MPs. In the […]

May 19, 2022

Channel 4, YouTube expand partnership

Channel 4 has announced an extension of its strategic partnership with YouTube to make hundreds of hours of programmes available on YouTube in the UK/Eire and enable Channel 4 to sell its own advertising around these shows, marking the first deal of its kind across the UK and Europe. Channel 4 says the new deal […]

May 11, 2022

Channel 4 shares its alternative to privatisation

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive as Channel 4, has shared the broadcaster’s future plan proposal, 4:The Next Episode, which sets out its vision of what more Channel 4 can be and can do, while continuing to be owned by the British people. Mahon, said: “The last two years have transformed the profile of Channel 4’s audience […]

May 5, 2022

C4’s Mahon attacks sell-off plans

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4, has mounted a strong defence of the broadcaster following the UK government’s announcement that it plans to privatise the channel, describing it as “a thriving national asset with a business model that has never been in better health”. Writing for The Sunday Times online, Mahon says the reaction […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Hollyoaks to stream first on All 4

From March 2022 Channel 4’s flagship soap opera, Hollyoaks, will premiere on the All 4 streaming service prior to broadcasts on Channel 4 and E4. New episodes will be available every morning, allowing fans enjoy some drama with their breakfast, or stream at their leisure throughout the day. Linear episodes will follow in the evenin […]

February 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

C4 warns of privatisation impact on economy

Channel 4 has published an independent EY report commissioned by the broadcaster to assess the potential implications of privatisation. It shows the impact a change to Channel 4’s ownership could have on both the UK’s economy and the broadcaster’s support for jobs across the whole of the UK in the next ten years. The report […]

September 10, 2021

C4 plots international AVoD service

Channel 4 is planning to launch its AVoD service internationally. Alex Mahon, Channel 4’s chief executive, confirmed the company is looking for more ways to grow its brand globally with the addition of a Channel 4 streaming service – akin to its existing UK platform, All 4. Speaking during a presentation during the opening of […]

September 7, 2021

Channel 4, Snapchat extend content deal

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a new two-year deal to bring more than 1,000 episodes of the broadcaster’s shows to the social media platform. The deal extends last year’s partnership which saw over 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform; Channel 4’s portfolio of shows reached 44 million […]

July 14, 2021

Channel 4: “We are in excellent health”

Channel 4 has launched its 2020 Annual Report and gave an interim update on the Future4 transformation strategy, from the organisation’s new National HQ in the Majestic in Leeds. The 2020 Annual Report shows that, despite the background of uncertainty and volatility resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, Channel 4 delivered a record financial surplus of […]

June 22, 2021

MPs to question Channel 4 execs

The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to address the future of commercial PSB Channel 4 following the confirmation that privatisation is an option being considered by the Government. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Committee in May 2021 that its privatisation was under examination in a review of public service broadcasting. […]

June 18, 2021By Colin Mann