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Channel 4 partners with 2023 Variety Club Disability Sports Awards

Channel 4 has announced its partnership with the Variety Club Disability Sports Awards – the UK’s only annual disability sports awards – at Queen’s Hotel, Leeds on October 30th. Awards will be presented in nine prestigious Awards categories, in addition to a tenth special achievement award presented by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Hosted by Variety, the […]

September 22, 2023

BT trials C-RAN 5G tech in Leeds

Leeds has become one of the first cities in the UK to be fitted with the latest 5G technology, after a trial was launched by BT. BT has unveiled Leeds as one of the first cities to trial new technology known as C-RAN, which in the future could be installed as individual street works or […]

December 19, 2022

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