Channel 4 names new Film4 chief

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has named Daniel Battsek as the new director of its Film4 channel. Battsek is returning to the UK from the US after completing a contract as president of Cohen Media Group, where he oversaw the acquisition and release of movies including Timbuktu and Mustang as well as the development of films […]

New chief for UK’s Film4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has named David Kosse as new director of its movie division Film4. Kosse, who is currently president, international at Universal Pictures will take up his new post on November 1. At Film4 he will oversee the development, financing and green-lighting of all feature films, and support for the production and distribution […]

Film4 promotes two in finance, marketing

Channel 4-owned movie network Film4 has upped two executives, including Harry Dixon, who now becomes head of film finance alongside his existing role looking after legal and business affairs. At the same time, assistant Hannah Saunders has been promoted to Film4 marketing and brand executive, responsible for co-ordinating on UK releases, international festivals and corporate […]

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 […]

Film4 celebrates with 30 movies for 30p

UK movie channel Film4 is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary by offering 30 movies for 30p (€0.37) each. Starting today, the channel, operated by commercial broadcaster Channel 4, will offer a different film from its catalogue each day for 30p. The movies can be watched via Film4’s online portal Film4oD. Movies available in the offer will […]