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Channel 4 refreshing Hollyoaks schedule

Channel 4 is switching up the schedule of its flagship soap, Hollyoaks, with a new episode strategy built around evolving viewing habits. From September 2024, the new, data-led drop pattern will see the soap move from five new episodes per week to three on streaming, E4 and YouTube. Channel 4 says that research has “identified […]

March 1, 2024

Channel 4 streaming viewing up 24%

Channel 4 has unveiled its 20 most streamed episodes and top series of 2023, in a year that has seen a 24 per cent increase in streaming minutes, and over 53.5 billion viewer minutes consumed on the streaming platform overall. A journey into the world of baking excellence tops the list, with Episode 1 from […]

December 21, 2023

Channel 4, Snapchat expand partnership

Channel 4 and Snap have extended and enhanced their long-term partnership to continue bringing Channel 4 programming to Snapchat users, while additionally collaborating on made-for-Snap content. Snap and Channel 4 will collaborate on new ‘Snap-first’ content. Channel 4 will create a new series, with a built-in Augmented Reality (AR) component – more details will be […]

December 7, 2023

Channel 4’s Hollyoaks online even earlier

Hollyoaks, the Channel 4 soap, is now offering fans the chance to catch all the new drama online even sooner, making episodes available to stream the day before they are broadcast on E4. Additionally, for the first time, new episodes will also be available to watch on YouTube the week after streaming and broadcast on […]

September 8, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4, Vinted sign multi-platform deal

Channel 4 and fashion platform Vinted have partnered on a cross-platform branded partnership to date. The partnership, fronted by Hollyoaks’ actor Jorgie Porter, includes a new short form digital series created by Channel 4’s digital content outfit 4Studio for Channel 4’s YouTube channels – and a complementary TV ad campaign. Vinted has also returned as […]

April 5, 2023

Atkinson named co-presenter of CBeebies’ The Toddler Club

Actress and radio presenter Gemma Atkinson is joining CBeebies’ TV series The Toddler Club as she invites youngsters – and their grown-ups – to join in with the songs and fun activities at home. Atkinson will present alternate days with Nigel Clarke, known for presenting sister show The Baby Club. They will be joined in […]

March 21, 2022

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

UK soap operas join forces to highlight climate change

For the first time in British television history, the country’s soaps and continuing dramas have joined forces to highlight the issue of climate change and environmental issues. Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City and Hollyoaks have each filmed scenes, or have references, to cover different aspects of climate change and, in a soap […]

October 12, 2021

Channel 4, Snapchat extend content deal

Channel 4 and Snap have announced a new two-year deal to bring more than 1,000 episodes of the broadcaster’s shows to the social media platform. The deal extends last year’s partnership which saw over 300 short form edits of Channel 4 content air on Snapchat’s Discover platform; Channel 4’s portfolio of shows reached 44 million […]

July 14, 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