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UK creatives oppose C4 privatisation

The Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) has written to the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, to urge her to reconsider the Government’s plans to privatise Channel 4. The FEU, who together represent over 120,000 UK creative workers, is dismayed at the Government’s plans to sell the publicly owned […]

June 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Analyst: UK indies at risk from C4 privatisation

Critics from within the UK TV industry have described the UK government’s plans to proceed with the privatisation of Channel 4 as ill-informed, ideological rather than logical (fuelled by the current government’s dislike of Channel 4’s robustly independent news coverage), and as “a solution in search of a problem”, But if it does go ahead, […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Channel 4 privatisation to go ahead

It has emerged that the UK government intends to proceed with the privatisation of publicly-owned commercial PSB Channel 4, having suggested in May 2021 that such a move was “on the table”. The news comes as Sir Ian Cheshire has been named as incoming Chair of the broadcaster. With the UK parliament in recess for […]

April 5, 2022By Colin Mann