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Everyone Else Burns a hit on All 4

Channel 4’s new six-part comedy, Everyone Else Burns has become All 4’s biggest comedy launch episode since Derry Girls in 2018. The entire series was made immediately available to stream on All 4 on January 23rd, becoming the most viewed new All 4 comedy boxset in its first week. Everyone Else Burns is an irreverent […]

January 31, 2023

Channel 4 rebrands for digital world

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, UK public service broadcaster Channel 4 has revealed that from 2023, it will bring all its channels and services under one ‘Channel 4’ brand to help audiences better navigate the abundance of choice in the digital world and find Channel 4 content wherever and whenever they choose to watch. […]

November 2, 2022By Colin Mann

F1 highlights stay on C4

UK commercial PSB Channel 4 and Sky have struck a deal ensuring that UK motorsport fans will be able to continue to watch free-to-air Formula 1 coverage on Channel 4 throughout the 2023 season. Race fans will be able to watch highlights of all Formula 1 qualifiers and races on Channel 4 and exclusive live […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Streaming stretches TV generation gap

Younger adults now watch almost seven times less scheduled TV than those aged 65 and over, according to the findings of the Media Nations 2022 report from UK media regulator Ofcom, as the generation gap in media habits reaches a record high. People aged 16-24 spend less than an hour (53 minutes) in front of […]

August 17, 2022

Film4 showcases sci-fi in July

Film4 has launched Sci-Fi July, a summer celebration of contemporary science-fiction and fantasy cinema, with over 50 films including UK TV and network premieres across the month and continuing into August, screening on Film4 and collected on All 4. The Sci-Fi July season launches with Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter James […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

All 4 adds West Wing, Big Bang Theory and more

All 4, Channel 4’s ad-supported streaming service, reports it has become the largest commercial broadcaster on-demand player for 16-34s by volume – according to BARB figures – and that the opening episode of Derry Girls Season 3 was the most watched episode of any BVoD programme series in the week it launched. On the back […]

May 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

LG extends Freeview Play deal

Freeview and LG have announced an extension of their partnership that will see all new LG Smart TVs come with Freeview Play built in as standard for at least the next five years. The Freeview Play platform combines live linear broadcast channels with on-demand and catch-up content from subscription-free apps such as iPlayer, ITV Hub, […]

March 17, 2022

C4 acquires The Cane Field Killings

Channel 4 has acquired South African detective drama The Cane Field Killings, starring Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen. The eight-episode series, which was praised by critics upon its release in South Africa last year, will launch on Channel 4 on April 10th. All episodes become available on All 4 on the same day. The Cane […]

March 17, 2022

Sainsbury’s to sponsor Bake Off

Channel 4 has announced supermarket Sainsbury’s as the new exclusive broadcast sponsor of the entire The Great British Bake Off franchise from 2022 in a multi-year deal, marking the biggest sponsorship deal of the show to date. Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference range will be the broadcast sponsor across the franchise which includes the upcoming thirteenth […]

March 7, 2022

Channel 4 recommissions Moneybags

Following a successful first season, Channel 4 daytime has commissioned a new series of quiz show Moneybags from Youngest Media. The quiz that challenges contestants to literally grab themselves a fortune every afternoon will be back later this year with host Craig Charles. The series has been recommissioned through Channel 4’s Global Format Fund, the […]

February 16, 2022