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How to save Channel 4

Published 15 December 2008

So here are the options we’ve got so far…

Olive branch

Published 11 December 2008

BBC outlines £120m partnership plans with other public service broadcasters After a couple of months where the BBC superficially seemed to be upsetting everyone from readers of the Daily Mail…

The price of freedom

Published 8 December 2008

Caught in the storm Prior to the 1980s, UK TV broadcasting was predominantly a preserve of the BBC and regional ITV franchises plus a tiny number of cable TV channels,…

Richard and Judy who?

Published 5 December 2008

Broadcast Now: More woe for Richard and Judy Oh how the mighty have fallen. Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan jumped ship from Channel 4 – where they had more than…

Marsupial mishap

Published 3 December 2008

Project Kangaroo punctured by Competition Commission Competition Commission statement (PDF file) Project Kangaroo is (or perhaps was, given the stance that now seems to be all too clear) an attempt…

Public or private?

Published 26 November 2008

Government ditches plans to give Channel 4 £14m digital switchover help So the Government has decided rather tacitly to withdraw the earlier digital switchover help proposed for Channel 4 in…

Nothing but static

Published 10 October 2008

Channel 4 axes radio projects With hindsight this decision was fairly predictable – especially given the current economic situation – but Channel 4 deciding to axe its digital radio project…

It’s just not, well, you know…

Published 5 August 2008

ECB attacks BBC for failing to bid for television rights So what’s the real reason behind the English Cricket Board moaning about the BBC’s refusal to bid for terrestrial TV…

Role reversal

Published 3 July 2008

Channel 4 ponders move into regional news as ITV retreats Currently ITV plc has a big dilemma on its hands. Its share price is several times lower than it was…

Two-way street

Published 23 June 2008

BBC: ‘We’ll share expertise to save licence fee’ This could theoretically end up being the best solution to the lingering problem of how best to support broadcasters with public service…

Property pawn

Published 16 June 2008

ITV News: Beat the property slump Tonight’s “Beat the property slump” on ITV1 (which for the next couple of days can be seen again via ITV Catch Up if you…

Left to its own devices?

Published 4 June 2008

EU minded to block BBC aid for Channel 4’s digital switchover This if anything is potentially good news for both the BBC and (paradoxically) Channel 4, namely that the European…

They want your money

Published 14 May 2008

Andy Duncan ‘fed up’ by Channel 4 funding ‘squabble’ Hot on the heels of the BBC Trust chairman Michael Lyons declaring that the BBC’s piggy bank wasn’t to be raided…

Too many cooks?

Published 1 May 2008

Attenborough delivers warning to BBC After last week’s duo of lectures purporting to be supportive of public service broadcasting in some form but perhaps hitting the self-destruct switch instead, we…

Mind boggling

Published 23 April 2008

Privatise Channel 4, says Big Brother mogul Want a lively debate combined with a whole host of potential contradictions? Then hire Peter Bazalgette as a guest speaker as what happened…

Bad idea, good timing?

Published 8 April 2008

Ofcom puts a quango out of its misery

Bad timing

Published 4 March 2008

Digital radio rift at Channel 4 Channel 4 has a countdown conundrum all of its own to solve, namely whether to press ahead full steam with the launch of three…

The smell of blood

Published 23 January 2008

‘BBC outbid rivals by £2m to keep Ross’ Like a pack of hounds closing in to kill its prey, Channel 4’s executives are banking on any perceived missteps in how…

The Fourth Channel at 25

Published 18 November 2007

A quarter century of Channel 4 and S4/C.

Whatever happened to Brookside Close?

Published 18 November 2007

Roddy Buxton explores the Brookside set

Launch of a Revolution

Published 18 November 2007

David Hastings reviews Channel 4 on the 25th anniversary of its launch

Creative editing

Published 8 August 2007

Channel 4 accused of ‘distortion’ Not for the first time, we have a broadcaster using events out of sequence and out of context to create the impression it wanted. The…

Schools & Colleges – 3

Published 1 August 2007

From the late 80s to the present

After the horse has bolted?

Published 1 June 2007

Big Brother fallout continues

Attitude problem

Published 1 May 2007

Big Brother and the future of regulation

Classic Ads – 1

Published 22 November 2006

From the early days of ITV & C4

Review of the Year: 2005

Published 15 December 2005

A look back at a busy year of broadcasting January – Jerry Springer, who’ll buy ITV and a new look to Channel 4. 2005 got off to a bang when…

Who killed the continuity announcers?

Published 24 May 2004

We ask the question

E4 emperor

Published 24 May 2004

The best in modern presentation?

Moving Schools

Published 24 May 2004

ITV schools programmes move to Channel Four

Just a minute

Published 24 May 2004

Selling presentation to children by accident

The True Cost

Published 1 January 2004

Because commercial television isn’t free

Public private partnership

Published 29 June 2003

What is a ‘public service broadcaster’?

A day attheraces

Published 1 January 2003

Ian Beaumont bets on Channel Four

Wrong-footed Four

Published 1 January 2003

Carl Ellis on sci-fi and fantasy programmes on Channel Four

Four At The Movies

Published 1 January 2003

Thank heavens for FilmFour

Nationalise broadcasting

Published 1 January 2003

A better way?

Review of the Year: 2002

Published 15 December 2002

The Transdiffusion team take a look at the past year in broadcasting. Five alive October saw Channel 5 join the club of stations rebranding. The station, now renamed ‘five’, took…

Set pieces

Published 1 January 2002

Screen furniture from ITN


Published 1 January 2002

Ian Beaumont on the eras of the fourth channel

Back to 1982

Published 1 January 2002

David Hastings on C4’s on-screen personalities

Channel Four as ITV2

Published 1 January 2002

James Pittman watches C4 develop

Above and beyond

Published 1 January 2002

A peon of praise from Joe Baldwin


Published 1 January 2002

David Hastings on a future for Channel Four

The art of scheduling

Published 1 January 2002

Pete Davis on how to make a channel ‘alternative’

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