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Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

C4: If it ain’t broke, break it

The UK government is pressing ahead with privatising Channel 4, though it is by no means guaranteed success as opposition is widespread, not least on its own benches. The case for, as put forward by the DCMS, is that the broadcaster needs to be private to compete better with Netflix, Prime etc. For example, a […]

April 5, 2022

Aser Ventures appoints Francini as Vice Chairman

The sports, media and technology investment platform Aser Ventures has appointed the former WME | IMG (now Endeavor) Co-President Ioris Francini as Vice Chairman. A respected media executive, Francini brings deep strategic expertise and a unique set of relationships with rights owners and brands to Aser. He will play a key role in strengthening the […]

April 5, 2022

BT to boost mobile coverage in UK

BT is partnering with local authorities in towns and cities across the UK, including London, Leeds and Birmingham, to boost mobile coverage by mounting small cell antennas on street furniture such as lampposts and CCTV columns. The technology and telecoms firm is also using its own assets, including phone boxes and its Street Hub 2.0 […]

March 7, 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

Schmeichel opens up on Eriken collapse on ITV’s Against The Odds

Kasper Schmeichel has spoken about the dramatic moment Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during a Euro 2020 match in a new ITV documentary. The Leicester City goalkeeper features in Kasper Schmeichel – Keeping The Faith, which airs on ITV4 at 10pm on January 11th. The show is part of the Against The Odds series, […]

January 10, 2022

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

Garden Studios partners with MetFilm School and Mission

Garden Studios has announced that it will be partnering with MetFilm School and Mission. Both companies will be situated on-site in the Unit 16 space of The Townsend Campus at Garden Studios. MetFilm School will deliver four 6-month courses at their new home at Garden Studios which are offered twice a year. These are: Acting […]

October 26, 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

MPs to question Channel 4 execs

The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to address the future of commercial PSB Channel 4 following the confirmation that privatisation is an option being considered by the Government. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Committee in May 2021 that its privatisation was under examination in a review of public service broadcasting. […]

June 18, 2021By Colin Mann