0
Video

Channel 4 chairman reiterates opposition to sale

Thursday 14 January 2016 | 11:19 CET | News
Channel 4's departing chairman, Lord Burns, has reiterated his opposition to the broadcaster being privatised, reports The Telegraph. He is leaving the company after the Government declined to approve his reappointment as they consider a possible sale of the company. He called for a new operational structure for Channel 4 to allow it to borrow to invest in programming and films, but without an obligation to provide returns for shareholders.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Channel 4
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Channel 4 privatisation would have negative impact - study

Published 04 May 2016 20:57 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has published a new report which concludes that their public service remit is comfortably sustainable ...

Channel 4 launches GBP 1 million Superhumans Wanted prize

Published 19 Apr 2016 10:58 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced GBP 1 million of commercial airtime as a prize for a major new initiative to encourage ...

Channel 4 extends All 4 Watch Live to Android devices

Published 11 Apr 2016 14:34 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced the launch of All 4's Watch Live feature on Android devices. The Watch Live feature is ...

Channel 4 appoints new Film4 Director

Published 11 Apr 2016 14:29 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 announced the appointment of Daniel Battsek as Director of Film4. He succeeds David Kosse, who is ...

Channel 4 unveils presenting team for F1 coverage

Published 10 Mar 2016 14:37 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled its presenting team for the 2016 F1 World Championship. The team includes experienced ...

Channel 4 appoints new Director Consumer Insight

Published 10 Mar 2016 14:24 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has promoted that Sarah Rose, currently Director of Commercial and Business Development, to the role of ...

Channel 4 announces increase to Film4 funding

Published 10 Feb 2016 10:51 CET | United Kingdom
Channel 4 CEO David Abraham and Director of Film4 David Kosse have announced a major boost to Channel 4's commitment to film. The ...

Ofcom confirms appointment of new Channel 4 chairman

Published 26 Jan 2016 15:22 CET | United Kingdom
Ofcom has announced the appointment of Charles Gurassa as the next Chairman of UK broadcaster Channel 4. He will join the Channel ...

Channel 4 confirms 2016 as Year of Disability

Published 19 Jan 2016 17:16 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced 2016 will be its Year of Disability. This comes one year after channel 4 launched its 360 ...

Channel 4 wins 3-year Formula One rights deal

Published 21 Dec 2015 23:06 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Channel 4 has signed a three-year terrestrial broadcasting rights agreement with Formula One World Championship, ...

Channel 4, ITV vie for racing broadcast rights - report

Published 11 Dec 2015 17:11 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcasters ITV and Channel 4 are understood to be in a bidding war for the terrestrial broadcast rights for horse racing, ...

Channel 4 makes All 4 content available on Chromecast

Published 23 Nov 2015 11:06 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced that All 4 is now available on the Google Chromecast streaming device. From 24 November, ...

Discovery, BT, others consider bids for Channel 4 - report

Published 03 Nov 2015 11:15 CET | United Kingdom
Investors are beginning to circle Channel 4 at the UK Government prepares to sell off the broadcaster, reports The Telegraph. ...

Channel 4 opens new northern hub in Manchester

Published 15 Oct 2015 13:46 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has opened a new office in Manchester city centre to create a North West hub for its commercial, ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Oct Doro Q3 results
25 Oct Dtac Q3 2021
25 Oct Calix Q3 2021
25 Oct Facebook Q3
26 Oct Twitter Q3 2021
26 Oct Alphabet Q3 2021
26 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2021
26 Oct Corning Q3
26 Oct TIM Brasil Q3 2021
26 Oct Siminn Q3 2021
26 Oct KPN Q3 2021
26 Oct NENT Q3 2021
26 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
26 Oct Digital Realty Q3
26 Oct SK hynix Q3
26 Oct Orange group Q3 2021
26 Oct MediaTek Q3
26 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
26 Oct FCC meeting
26 Oct Samsung Developer Conference
26 Oct Cabsat
26 Oct MWC Los Angeles
27 Oct Telefonica Deutschland Q3 2021
27 Oct TIM Q3 2021
27 Oct Spotify Q3 2021
27 Oct Vertiv Q3
27 Oct Netgear Q3
27 Oct Twilio Q3
27 Oct Android Dev Summit
27 Oct Digital Utilities Europe 2021
::: More Calendar Items