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Birthday cards call for end to C4 privatisation plan

Supporters of Channel 4 have gathered outside the broadcaster’s offices in Leeds and London to hand in two giant birthday cards calling for the channel to stay in public hands. The cards, which are 2ft and 5ft respectively, celebrate the channel’s first broadcast 40 years ago today and include the logos of the over 40 […]

November 2, 2022

C4 unveils Channel 4.0 digital-first brand

UK public service broadcaster, Channel 4, is to launch an all new digital-first brand, Channel 4.0. The new content destination will be home to masses of fresh new social formats and returners, all rooted in youth culture. The content will have a core focus of reaching, engaging and entertaining 13–24-year-olds. Launching on October 26th, Channel […]

October 19, 2022

Channel 4 appoints Williams as Director of Inclusion

Channel 4 has appointed Marcia Williams as it first Director of Inclusion. Reporting to Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Marcia will join Channel 4 in August 2022 and will also be a member of the Executive Management Board. “Channel 4 believes that everyone, regardless of their background, ethnicity, sexuality or ability should be respected for their […]

July 13, 2022

C4 supports indies to increase diverse talent

Channel 4 is partnering with TV Talent company Gritty Talent to help indies build more diverse senior teams, in the wake of the broadcaster’s new Commissioning Guidelines published last month. The new requirements are part of the legacy of Channel 4’s The Black to Front Project to help transform on and off screen opportunities for […]

July 8, 2022

Channel 4 names Perkins Head of Comedy

Channel 4 has appointed Charlie Perkins as Head of Comedy. She will report directly into Chief Content Officer Ian Katz and will manage a team comprising newly promoted Commissioning Editor Laura Riseam and Commissioning Executive Joe Hullait. Perkins will also oversee the appointment of a new Senior Commissioning Editor. Katz said: “Channel 4 comedy has […]

June 27, 2022

Channel 4 invests in Freedom Scripted

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has invested in the Glasgow-based independent production company Freedom Scripted. Founded in 2018 by former BBC, STV and World Productions development producer Mike Ellen, Freedom Scripted focuses on high end contemporary drama and has a range of projects currently in development working with some of the most exciting and diverse […]

June 22, 2022

Channel 4 resurrects The Big Breakfast

Channel 4 has announced seminal morning entertainment show The Big Breakfast will be returning to its schedule. Over four weeks on Saturday mornings in August the show will make its comeback, produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios. BAFTA award-winning comedian Mo Gilligan and broadcaster AJ Odudu will serve as hosts and be joinedy […]

May 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

C4 doubles order for Waddell’s Britain’s Most Expensive Houses

Following the success of series one of Britain’s Most Expensive Houses, which averaged at over 1.5 million per episode, Channel 4 has doubled its previous order and commissioned a new 8×60-part series from the award-winning, Belfast-based, Waddell Media. Waddell Media has once again secured exclusive access following the world’s largest luxury estate agency, UK Sotheby’s International Realty. This […]

May 17, 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