Channel 4


‘No evidence’ that privatised Channel 4 would help, claims CEO Mahon

Alex Mahon, the CEO of Channel 4, says there is “no data or evidence” that privatising the UK broadcaster would create a more diverse ecosystem, on a tumultuous day at RTS Cambridge. Mahon was speaking on stage shortly after it emerged that the UK government had replaced Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for digital, […]

Privatisation will help Channel 4 grow, claims culture secretary

The UK’s culture secretary Oliver Dowden will again propose support for the privatisation today. The MP for Hertsmere will speak at the Royal Television Society on Wednesday, and state that the pubcaster requires a steady cash flow in order to create content which can compete with the likes of Netflix and HBO.  According to excerpts […]

Raducanu US Open final attracts peak of over 9 million viewers for Channel 4

Channel 4’s coverage of Emma Raducanu’s inspiring US Open win was watched by a peak audience of over 9 million Brits. The US Open rights are held in the UK by Amazon, but the tech giant agreed a last-minute deal with Channel 4 to ensure the final was available on free-to-air TV in the country.  […]

Channel 4 plans global AVOD service

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is planning to launch a new international AVOD streaming service. The as-yet-unnamed streamer would form part of the company’s plans to expand its brand outside of the UK, with the new ad-supported service mirroring its existing All4 BVOD. It would offer content from Channel 4-backed drama brand Walter Presents, as well […]

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 […]

Discovery reportedly eyeing Channel 4 takeover

Discovery has emerged as a potential suitor for UK public broadcaster Channel 4. The UK government announced a formal consultation into the potential privatisation of Channel 4 last month, arguing that such a move “could help secure its future”. With this process underway, The Telegraph has reported that Discovery is in the midst of informal […]

UK government lays out formal consultation into Channel 4 privatisation

The UK government has officially opened a consultation on potential privatisation of Channel 4. The government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport last month announced a review into whether privatising the broadcaster “could help secure its future”, and this move formally confirms that review.  In its description of the consultation, the government notes that […]

Sky and Channel 4 expand partnership

Sky and Channel 4 have announced a renewed and expanded commercial partnership. The deal will see Channel 4 brands and content continue to be offered to Sky customers, while the broadcaster’s catch-up service All 4 will be further integrated into Sky’s existing and future TV products.  This translates to more than 1,000 hours of All […]

UK government to consider Channel 4 privatisation in formal review

The UK government is to hold a formal review into selling Channel 4, the British broadcaster behind hits such as It’s A Sin, following month’s of speculation about the service’s future. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that it will oversee the review, which will examine whether privatising the broadcaster “could help […]

UK government to ‘ensure prominence of PSBs’ on smart TVs

The UK government is to enact new broadcasting legislation with the stated goal of protecting the future of public service media by ensuring that broadcasters’ apps have prominence on digital platforms, according to a report in the Financial Times. According to the report, citing Whitehall officials, the government will set aside legislative time to establish […]

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