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Charalambous joins 4Creative

Channel 4 has announced that Lambros Charalambous has joined its creative in-house agency, 4Creative, as its new Deputy Executive Creative Director. Reporting to 4Creative’s Executive Creative Director Lynsey Atkin, Charalambous takes over from Eoin McLaughlin who is setting off on an adventure in the Indian Ocean. Atkin said: “I am thrilled to welcome Lambros into […]

January 13, 2022

C4 appoints Documentary, Factual heads

Channel 4 has appointed Alisa Pomeroy and Shaminder Nahal as the new Heads of Documentaries and Specialist Factual respectively. “Documentaries and specialist factual programming have always been at the heart of the channel and these two appointments will ensure that Channel 4 remains the home of the most innovative, challenging and popular factual shows around,” […]

January 12, 2022

History Hit appoints Locke

History Hit, the SVoD and content platform acquired by Little Dot Studios in 2020, has appointed Bill Locke as Head of Original Programming. In this newly created position, Locke will report directly to History Hit co-Founder and Creative Director, Dan Snow, and will be responsible for overseeing development and executive producing the delivery of series […]

January 11, 2022

C4 appoints Hyland to digital commissioning team

Channel 4 has appointed Charlie Hyland as Digital Commissioner focused on comedy, reporting into Head of Digital Commissioning, Sacha Khari. Hyland was most recently Series Producer on E4 shows, Pete and Sam’s Reality News and Married at First Sight UK spin-off show, Afters, as well as Series Development Producer on Haks World for the BBC. […]

November 30, 2021

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the debate about the publicly-owned broadcaster. Ministers should have waited to consult on the future of TV broadcaster Channel 4 – and declaring privatisation their preferred […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann

4Skills to create 15,000 job & training opps

From 2022 4Skills, Channel 4’s training and development strategy, will create over 15,000 opportunities nationwide with a particular focus on young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who want a career in broadcasting. “Channel 4 has always been the broadcaster for young people, especially those who don’t get heard or have access to opportunities because of […]

November 22, 2021

Wise Owl Films lands new Channel 4 commissions

Leeds-based Wise Owl Films has been commissioned to make two new shows for Channel 4; Second-Hand For 50 Grand (w/t) and My Second Hand Home (w/t) Second-Hand For 50 Grand (w/t) will follow the staff and customers of one of Britain’s leading companies in pre-owned luxury, Xupes. The 3×60 minute series will go behind the […]

November 16, 2021

Subtitles return to C4

Following intensive engineering work necessitated by a fire at Red Bee, Channel 4 has announced it is now able to provide subtitles on its main channels for viewers on Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview as well as on All 4 and online. Over the coming days, Channel 4 says it will begin to increase the […]

October 25, 2021

UK creatives call for transparent PSB discussions

Some 120 public figures, including many from the UK film and TV industries, have written an open letter to Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, complaining that a government panel on the future of public service broadcasting meets in secret, with no undertaking to publish its final report. In the […]

May 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Research: Youngsters value UK PSBs during lockdown  

Young viewers value public-service television as much as older generations, according to research conducted for UK free-to-air platform Freeview. The streaming generation has given a powerful vote of confidence to free-to-view TV as lockdown sees young people placing high value on the four public service broadcasters – BBC, ITV, C4 and Channel 5 –  for […]

June 5, 2020