The UK government is pushing ahead with plans to privatize Channel 4. According to sources, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon sent an email to staff this afternoon saying that the network has been informed by the government that it will proceed with the proposal made last year. Channel 4 has proposed a vision for privatization and the sale will be pursued up to around £1 billion ($1.3 billion)
TV broadcasters Sky, ITV and Channel 4 have today announced they are working together to launch CFlight, the industry’s first unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial impressions across all mainstream viewing platforms in the U.K. The U.K.’s CFlight is a post-campaign online evaluation tool, using combined linear TV and broadcaster VOD […]
LONDON (AP) — The fate of a sweet-toothed TV baking contest with millions of fans has left some Britons with a sour taste. The BBC says it has lost the rights to “The Great British Bake Off,” which it has broadcast since its first series in 2010. Rival Channel 4 offered more money to program […]
At IBC’s opening panel this morning, David Abraham, CEO of Britian’s Channel 4, describes how his company over the past eight years has successfully built a hybrid TV viewing experience around the convenience of mobile and over-the-top that augments its linear broadcast channels. And he outlines how it will reframe its digital platform with the rollout next year of All 4, a single destination that will hold all program content at one digital location.
BSkyB, ITV and Channel 4 have joined U.S. broadcasters including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in successfully stopping London-based Internet video service FilmOn from showing their channels without permission.