CHANNEL 4, the broadcaster which lost £28 million in 2001 following a slump in advertising, has reported a full-year profit of £16.5 million.
NOBLES Gate, the Edinburgh-based television production company, has signed a two-year deal with Channel 4 worth £1 million.
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NOBLES Gate, the Edinburgh television production company, has signed a £1 million deal with Channel 4 over two years.
IT’S official: Channel 4 is no longer a teenager. The cool channel is coming of age after 20 years broadcasting to the nation. Yet even in today’s multi-channel world, where paradoxically we often find ourselves complaining "there’s nothing on the telly", Channel 4 remains the channel of choice for the young.
HAS Channel 4 lost its way? The channel, which turns 20 today, was once seen as a haven for controversial, intelligent programming and foreign movies that viewers simply couldn’t see anywhere else.
Channel 4, which is 20 years old this week, is one of the less likely legacies of the Thatcher era. It wasn’t her idea, of course, and somewhat at odds with the political climate which gave us Victorian values, Section 28, and Back to Basics.
MANAGEMENT at Channel 4 have confirmed that the TV station is to axe 200 jobs.
CHANNEL 4 is to mark its 20th anniversary on air by laying off 200 staff as part of a move to free up more money to invest in new programmes. Senior executives are among those who will lose their jobs in the shake-up, which comes days after the broadcaster announced it was boosting its programme budget by 7. 5 per cent to £430 million.
CHANNEL 4 may have to be funded by the public if it is to survive as an innovative and original broadcaster, the network’s chief executive, Mark Thompson, warned last night.
Channel 4 was once the channel of choice for the pubescent boy. A few years after the launch of Britain’s fourth channel in November 1982, Jeremy Isaacs, then the chief executive, commissioned a series on Europe’s arthouse cinema that invariably involved lashings of scenes of Johnny and Joanne Foreigner doing rude things.
AWARD-WINNING Scots movie producer Douglas Rae, whose multimillion-pound box-office flop Charlotte Gray has been blamed for bringing down Britain’s biggest film company, yesterday denied he was to blame.
CHANNEL 4 yesterday confirmed that FilmFour is to be downgraded, ending its life as an independent production house.
CHANNEL 4 is set to close its film production arm with the loss of up to 60 jobs because of mounting losses and a lack of recent box office success, according to reports.
IT BROUGHT us prime-time TV’s first lesbian kiss, launched the Big Brother phenomenon and gave Ali G and Graham Norton their big breaks.
FAMOUSLY, nobody in Hollywood knows anything - not even that dry wit, Sam Goldwyn of MGM, who once said that the trouble with the movie business was a dearth of bad pictures.
CHANNEL 4 has crashed into the red for the first time in 10 years as the effects of plummeting TV advertising took its toll on the broadcaster’s revenues.
CHANNEL 4 has recorded its first loss for a decade as the advertising slump saw revenues drop.
CHANNEL 4 was today criticised by the ITC for screening a story about a bedroom romp in children’s viewing time.
HATS off to the BBC. Their general fare this Christmas may have as much bang as a soggy cracker but when it comes to racing in 2001 they have swept the boards in the ratings war with Channel 4.
REGIONAL production companies are to benefit from company development deals worth up to £50,000 as part of Channel 4’s Creative Cities strategy.
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