Netflix, E4 prepare for End of the F***ing World

Streaming service Netflix and UK youth-skewing network E4 have co-commissioned a dark comedy-drama about a twisted road trip. The End of the F***ing World is based on comic books from Charles Forsman, and follows the confusing lives of two teen outsiders (Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden). Channel 4 commissioning editor Roberto Troni described the series’ […]

Channel 4 plans E4 election day shut-down

Channel 4 has announced plans to shut down its youth-skewing network E4 on May 7, the day of the UK general election, to encourage its viewers to “stop watching TV and get out and vote.” Channel 4 said that E4 will switch off its regular schedule, commercials and promos for the day, instead airing footage […]

E4 reports ‘record breaking’ first half of 2014

Channel 4-owned UK digital channel E4 has had its “biggest first half of a year ever” after increasing its core demographic of 16-34 year old viewers by 4% year-on-year. Announcing the numbers, Channel 4 said its free-to-air, youth-skewing network now claims a 16-34 year-old audience share of 5.3%, establishing it as “the number one digital […]

TV4 hires E4 and More4 chief Stallwood

Swedish pay and free TV broadcaster TV4 has named Channel 4 executive Karolina Stallwood as channel head for its TV4 Film, TV4 Gold and TV4 Comedy services.  Stallwood is channel head of UK broadcaster Channel 4’s E4 and More4 channels, having joined from Comedy Central, where she was programme director, in 2012. She has also […]

Channel 4 removes shows from YouTube

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has taken down all of its programming from Google-owned streaming service YouTube. Users attempting to access shows such as Peep Show, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Gogglebox from the Channel 4, E4 and More4 YouTube pages were met with a message informing them the shows had been pulled in order for Channel 4 to […]

E4 refreshes brand look

UK youth-skewing network E4 is launching a new on-air look with new idents and branding. The refresh, which launches tonight, is designed to reaffirm the channel’s “British roots with a humour and irreverence that viewers have come to love,” said E4’s creative director, Neil Gorringe. The channel said that new on-air packaging takes inspiration from […]

TVCatchup ordered to drop channels in copyright case

UK internet TV firm TVCatchup has been ordered to stop streaming channels from broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 after being found guilty of copyright infringement.  In a high court ruling, issued last week, Catchup TV was found to have infringed broadcast copyrights by streaming 21 digital channels owned by ITV, Channel 4 and […]

Sky adds 4oD to catch-up offering

Sky has added Channel 4’s video-on-demand service 4oD to Sky On Demand, now offering catch-up content from each of the UK’s terrestrial broadcasters. The deal will allow Sky customers with web-connected Sky Plus HD boxes to access catch-up content from Channel 4’s portfolio of channels – including Channel 4, E4 and More 4 – as well […]