Advanced Television


Channel 4 launches 4Schools

Channel 4 will open up the world of television to young people in a new initiative aimed at encouraging them to pursue a career in the creative industry. 4Schools will reach out directly to schools in a bid to encourage students, particularly those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, by showcasing the range of roles in the […]

March 14, 2022

Franses named ITV’s Director of Content Partnerships

ITV has announced that Laura Franses has been appointed into the important new role of Director of Content Partnerships, reporting to Media and Entertainment Content Director Rosemary Newell, and Managing Director of Streaming Rufus Radcliffe. Franse will lead the strategy of identifying and securing strategic content partnerships for ITVX, to support ITV’s ambitions to enhance […]

March 11, 2022

C4, Talkback partner for Ellie Taylor double commission

Channel 4 and Talkback are to collaborate on two brand new entertainment shows, the four-part You Won’t Believe This (w/t) and two-parter Let’s Make a Love Scene, both fronted by comedian Ellie Taylor. Ellie Taylor said “I jumped at the chance of getting involved in both these shows and I’m super excited to be working […]

March 9, 2022

Neil to front politics show for C4

Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil is set to return to a regular TV gig with a new current affairs show on Channel 4 starting in May. Neil, who left the GB News channel he helped to set-up after just a few days, will examine the biggest events of the moment and feature interviews with politicians […]

February 21, 2022

Professional Fighters League on Channel 4

Channel 4 has become the exclusive UK broadcast partner of The Professional Fighters League (PFL). Under the terms of the deal, Channel 4 platforms will carry the PFL’s inaugural Challenger Series, along with the 2022 PFL Regular Season which gets under way on April 20th and includes the Playoffs, and PFL World Championship. Additionally, Channel […]

February 9, 2022

Fred Media lands Space Invaders in UK and France

Fred Media has announced that its hit factual entertainment series Space Invaders has been acquired by Channel 4 for More4 in the UK and by 6ter (a Groupe M6 FTA channel) in France, with each broadcaster picking up both seasons (20 x 60) of the original Nine Network Australia show. In addition, new production company […]

February 9, 2022

C4 appoints Sesay as Head of Creative Diversity

Channel 4 has appointed Naomi Sesay as Head of Creative Diversity, reporting into Emma Hardy, Director of Commissioning Operations,. Sesay was previously Interim Head of Creative Diversity for Channel 4 in 2019 “At Channel 4, we are committed to increasing diversity on and off screen, so it is great to welcome Naomi back to Channel […]

February 4, 2022

IMG to produce Channel 4’s Super League coverage

Sports independent production company IMG has been awarded a two-year contract to provide Channel 4’s Betfred Super League coverage. Super League rugby will be shown live on free-to-air television for the first time in its 26-year history after Channel 4 secured a deal initially to show ten live matches and Grand Final highlights for the […]

February 2, 2022

Channel 4 examines how women feel about their breasts

Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off documentary about breasts. Boobs, a Wall to Wall production, is a witty and forthright documentary by Elizabeth Sankey (Romantic Comedy) that dives head first into the wonderful world of breasts. Using a mix of interviews with real women, alongside reality star Megan Barton-Hanson, artist Sophie Tea and podcaster Jackie […]

January 26, 2022

C4 commissions HLP Studios for Inside The Superbrands

Channel 4 has commissioned HLP Studios to make Inside The Superbrands, an eight-part series going behind the scenes of eight of the world’s biggest brands. It is the first commission for HiddenLight Productions’ new label which sees the company expanding its reach into formats and popular factual. Inside The Superbrands shines a new light on […]

January 18, 2022