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E4 announces GamesMaster hosts

Following the news that GamesMaster will be returning later this year, E4 has confirmed the all-new presenting line-up for the series, led by Robert Florence, who will also serve as creative consultant on the show. His co-hosts will be esports and gaming host, Frankie Ward and newcomer Ty Logan. Florence is a writer, actor and […]

September 29, 2021

E4 revives GamesMaster

Iconic 90s TV series, GamesMaster, is set to make a return to E4 later this year, in partnership with Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook In this new E4 Digital Original Commission co-produced by Barcroft TV, a Future PLC company and Alaska TV, the 3×60’ series will premiere on E4’s YouTube before a linear TX on E4. It is […]

September 15, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Bezalel named E4 Commissioning Editor

Channel 4 has appointed Mel Bezalel as Commissioning Editor for E4, reporting into Head of Youth and Digital, Karl Warner. Joining from RDF Television, in the new role, Bezalel will be focused on finding, developing and overseeing a range of original, large scale unscripted commissions aimed at 16-34s, as well as further developing the relationship […]

June 15, 2021

New Rick & Morty on HBO Max in SE Asia

WarnerMedia’s streaming service for Southeast Asia – HBO GO – has secured exclusive rights to season five of the hit animated comedy Rick and Morty. HBO GO will be streaming the multi-Emmy Award-winning series in the region from June 21st. Seasons 1-4 of the show are already available on the service. At the same time, […]

June 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Rick and Morty season 5 on E4 this June

Rick and Morty is set to make a return to E4 this June. The fifth season of the Emmy-award-winning animated comedy comprises of 10 episodes and will air on the heels of the US transmission. This new series will see the outrageous dynamic duo get into all sorts of chaotic trouble. Rick and Morty follows […]

March 30, 2021

Khari named C4 Head of Digital Commissioning

Channel 4 has appointed Sacha Khari to the newly created role of Head of Digital Commissioning, reporting into Head of Youth and Digital, Karl Warner. Khari will take on responsibility for all digital content commissioning and acquisition across social and digital platforms, working closely with the Leeds-based 4Studio. He will oversee a team of digital […]

March 23, 2021

Channel 4 appoints prodcos to create E4 digital content

Channel 4 has selected four production companies who will create brand-new digital content aimed at 13-16 year-olds for its Teens strand, to be shared across E4’s social platforms. Following an open call-out last year for new, compelling and diverse digital content ideas, with teens at the heart of the brief, the production companies selected will […]

March 23, 2021

Channel 4, E4 launch on TikTok

Channel 4 has announced the launch of Channel 4 and E4 accounts on TikTok which will feature exclusive content from Hollyoaks, Made in Chelsea and Pete & Sam’s Reality News. Additionally, clipped content from a range of other shows including Gogglebox, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Taskmaster, Celebs Go Dating and First Dates will also […]

March 17, 2021

Study: Global TV content influenced by health crisis

The pandemic has had a significant impact on television throughout the world. Viewers, particularly young people, have spent more time watching TV. The latest methods of content delivery have continued to grow: on demand, catch-up, preview, and streaming. Current concerns are also reflected in the programmes themselves, as the New on The Air (NoTa) report […]

February 17, 2021

Channel 4 unveils Future4 digital-first strategy

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive of UK PSB Channel 4, has unveiled a new five-year strategy for the business, Future4 – which will accelerate its pivot to digital and significantly increase both streaming of Channel 4 content and new revenues. Channel 4 says this will underpin the organisation’s commercial self-sufficiency and its reach – ensuring Channel […]

November 26, 2020By Colin Mann