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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

The Vampire Diaries swoops onto All 4

All eight seasons of The Vampire Diaries are now available to stream via All 4. The Vampire Diariesis the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl in a small town where supernatural beings live in secret amongst its residents. The teen drama series, which stars Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), Ian Somerhalder (Damon […]

February 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Netflix tops YouGov’s Best Brand Rankings 2021

YouGov analysis reveals Netflix as the best ranked brand amongst consumers in the UK. The 2021 rankings are based on the Index score from YouGov BrandIndex, which is a comprehensive measure of overall brand health calculated by taking the average of Impression, Quality, Value, Satisfaction, Recommend and Reputation. In the UK, the best brand was […]

November 16, 2021

Freeview Play hits 10m users

UK FTA digital service Freeview has revealed that its connected TV platform Freeview Play is now used in over 10 million homes. This follows over 14 million sales, with Freeview saying the milestone cements its position as the fastest-growing TV platform in the UK. Launched in 2015, Freeview Play is built into the majority of […]

October 27, 2021By Colin Mann

C4 problems persist following Red Bee fire

On September 25th, Channel 4’s channels and on-demand services were significantly affected when the fire suppression system was triggered at Red Bee Media, the company that broadcasts its services. The building was evacuated and no one was injured, but as a result, Channel 4 (as well as Channel 5) were temporarily off-air. Since the fire, […]

October 5, 2021