Privatisation


Channel 4 claims relocation would be ‘highly damaging’

Channel 4 has said moving out of London would be “highly damaging”, after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley revealed the UK government is looking into the possibility of relocating the public broadcaster. Speaking at the Nations and Regions Media Conference in Salford, Manchester this morning, Bradley said that Channel 4 would not be privatised, but that […]

BBC calls for greater regulation of C4 following Bake Off scandal

The BBC has called for greater content regulation to be imposed on Channel 4, in the wake of its coup in taking the rights to The Great British Bake Off. At the RTS London Conference this afternoon, the BBC’s director of strategy and education, James Purnell, launched an outright attack on Channel 4, claiming that the […]

C4 privatisation risks ‘outweigh benefits’

A report into the future of Channel 4 has concluded the risks associated with the mooted privatisation of the UK public broadcaster outweigh the potential benefits. The House of Lords, the UK’s upper house, came to that conclusion in its ‘A Privatised Future for Channel 4?‘ report, published today. The House of Lords select committee […]

Privatising Channel 4 would be ‘overwhelmingly negative’

Privatising UK broadcaster Channel 4 would be “overwhelmingly negative” for the media industry, while the network’s current public service remit is “comfortably sustainable”, according to a new study. C4’s future is under intense scrutiny, with the current British Conservative government increasingly leaning towards changing its current ad-funded, public service model to a fully commercial broadcast […]