David Abraham

David Abraham’s Wonderhood studios to focus first on factual

Wonderhood Studios, the new ‘hybrid creative company’ set up by former Channel 4 CEO David Abraham, will use factual content as a starting point before eventually building up to more ambitious scripted projects. Speaking at IBC, Abraham, who is Wonderhood’s chief executive, said that company will effectively run two studios – a creative agency as well […]

Channel 4 chief Abraham quitting to launch new media business

Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is leaving the UK broadcaster later this year to launch a new media business in 2018. Abraham has been at the public service commercial broadcaster since 2010 and leaves amid further questions over its future structure. The channel appeared to have weathered a storm last year amid suggestions that the government […]

Channel 4: we are keeping up with Facebook

Channel 4 now has 15 million registered All4 users and can compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in terms of online video viewing and ad revenues, David Abraham told delegates at the ongoing INTV conference in Israel. The UK broadcaster’s CEO told DTVE‘s sister title TBI that as it focuses on digital this […]

Sky buys stakes in UK production companies

Sky has acquired a majority stake in a northern England-based production company, True North, marking the European pay TV operator’s latest round of investment in the UK production sector. Sky has also taken an undisclosed stake in Chrysalis Vision, the drama production vehicle Chris Wright and Mick Pilsworth set up two years ago. The True North […]

Channel 4 reports record year as it faces uncertain future

Channel 4 reported record revenues of £979 million last year, an increased audience share for its main channel and spent more money on content than ever before. Unveiling Channel 4’s 2015 annual report, CEO David Abraham said that the UK broadcaster had delivered on its public service remit, at a time when the its future […]

Channel 4 model ‘sustainable’ in its current form

Channel 4’s future is “sustainable”, provided it can still respond to market developments by keeping its commercial and regulatory flexibility, according to a new report. The Ernst and Young study, which was commissioned by the UK broadcaster, said that Channel 4 has adapted well to market change in recent years, maintaining its portfolio viewing share […]

Channel 4 in talks to launch Walter Presents outside UK

Channel 4 is moving forward with plans to launch its new on-demand service for foreign-language drama, Walter Presents, outside of the UK. Speaking at Enders Analysis’ Media & Telecoms conference in London this week, Channel 4 CEO David Abraham said the broadcaster is “now in talks with potential international partners” about a wider rollout of the […]

Channel 4 to drop 4oD for new All 4 service

UK terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is set to drop its 4oD on-demand service from next year in favour for a new all-encompassing digital home that will be branded All 4.  Channel 4 said that with the evolution of 4oD to All 4, it will present all of its linear channels, digital content and services in […]

C4 boss slams US studios’ UK takeovers and tech giant threat

Channel 4’s CEO David Abraham has slammed the growing number of US studios owning UK production companies, claiming the term “super indie” has lost its meaning as a result. In his MacTaggart speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last night, Abraham took aim at the Murdoch family and cable TV giant John Malone, all […]

IBC announces Leaders’ Summit line-up

IBC will run its one-day Leaders’ Summit on Thursday September 11, ahead of the opening of the expo in Amsterdam a day later. The 150 person invite-only event will open with journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil interviewing Channel 4 CEO David Abraham. Other speakers lined up for the day include: Niclas Ericson, director of TV […]