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Mahon and Dorries set out opposing cases on C4 future

Debate over the future of commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 heated up over the weekend, with its CEO Alex Mahon and UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries both arguing their cases in national newspapers. It was announced last week that Dorries had given the go-ahead for Channel 4 to be privatised by the UK government, despite fervent […]

Channel 4 launches All 4 Private Marketplace

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has announced the launch of a new ad marketplace for ad buying. The All 4 Private Marketplace is a new platform that allows advertisers to buy space around the platform’s content via private programmatic auction. Channel 4 claims that it is the first UK broadcaster to make its inventory available via […]

It’s A Sin becomes biggest box set hit for All 4 in record month for streamer

January was the biggest ever month for Channel 4’s catch-up service All 4, driven by the success of drama It’s A Sin. The broadcaster said that viewing figures were up 91% year-over-year, with the Russell T Davies-helmed series already attracting 6.5 million views. The series, which focuses on the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, has […]

Virgin Media takes STV nationwide and adds All 4

Virgin Media has extended the reach of STV Player, the TV app from Scottish commercial broadcaster STV to its entire footprint, giving the latter broader coverage across the UK, and has also added UK pubcaster Channel 4’s All 4 app to its TV platform. STV has agreed a deal with Virgin Media which will enable […]

Netflix and Prime Video eclipse local broadcaster revenues in the UK

UK revenue for streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime is double that of the nation’s five biggest broadcasters. According to an Ofcom report on the UK’s VOD market, Amazon Prime and Netflix generated an estimated £1.09 billion (€1.27 billion) in 2018. By contrast, Sky’s Now TV, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5 and the BBC […]

All 4 boss to leave Channel 4

All 4 head Richard Davidson-Houston is to leave Channel 4 after 12 years. Davidson-Houston oversaw the transformation from the largely catch-up focused 4oD into All 4 in 2015. During that time, All 4 saw a period of record growth in digital viewing and digital revenues. All 4 is now available on more than 20 platforms […]

Channel 4 relaunches All 4, expands ad-free trial

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has relaunched it video-on-demand service, All 4, and is inviting more registered users to trial a paid version of the offering that removes ads from commissioned content. The revamped All 4 includes a new iOS app that has been rebuilt and is designed to be more reliable, intuitive and engaging. The […]

Netflix ‘accessed by 17% of UK mobile internet users’

Roughly 17% of mobile internet users in the UK, some 5.8 million adults, accessed the Netflix app on either a smartphone or tablet in March, according to UKOM-approved comScore data. According to the stats, which are based on UK mobile app data, the number of mobile Netflix users was “significantly higher” than the unique visitors […]

Channel 4 to revamp All 4, up online content spend

Channel 4 is revamping its All 4 digital service and is planning a multi-million pound increase in investment in original and acquired online content for 2017. The new All 4 home screen will combine human content curation with data-driven personalisation and is due to go live on smart TVs and games consoles in the coming […]

Channel 4 launches All 4 on new Android devices

Channel 4 has launched its on-demand and live-streaming service, All 4, on a range of new Android smartphones. The service will now be available to users of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Google Nexus 6p, the LG G5 and the HTC 10. At the same time, Channel 4 has released My4, a new […]

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