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September 04, 2015 11:44 PM ET


Company Overview of Channel Four Television Corporation

Company Overview

Channel Four Television Corporation provides television broadcasting services in the United Kingdom. The company works across television, film, and digital media to deliver public service. Its broadcasting portfolio includes programs focusing on comedy, documentaries, dramas, films, music, entertainment, lifestyle, news and current affairs, sports, factual genre entertainment and other shows, education and older children, sex and relationships, disability, and seasonal and special programs. It also provides online and video-on-demand services. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

124 Horseferry Road

London,  SW1P 2TX

United Kingdom

Founded in 1982


44 20 7396 4444


44 20 7306 8369

Key Executives for Channel Four Television Corporation

Chief Executive and Executive Director
Age: 51
Group Finance Director
Chief Operating Officer
Head of New Media Marketing
Head of Programming and Controller
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Channel Four Television Corporation Key Developments

Channel 4 Appoints Stephanie Cox as Head of Human Resources, Effective September 7, 2015

Channel 4 has appointed Stephanie Cox, formerly Senior Vice President of HR for NBCUniversal International, as its new Head of Human Resources. She will take up her new post on 07 September, working closely with Channel 4 CEO David Abraham and the rest of the executive team to oversee all of the Corporation's People Strategy and HR. She will report directly to Group Finance Director, Glyn Isherwood.

No Plans To Privatize Channel 4

UK Government denies privatization of Channel Four Television Corporation. A spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which oversees broadcasting, said, “'There are no plans to privatise Channel 4.' Proposals to privatise Channel 4 are being considered by the UK Government once again in a move that could raise more than £1 billion for deficit reduction. The question of Channel 4 ownership is expected to be considered by George Osborne and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale as part of a shake-up of the main channels. Senior figures said plans to sell the state's 100% shareholding were being 'looked at' but 'have not progressed to a formal stage yet'.One source told the Financial Times: 'We are sounding people out.

No Plans To Privatize Channel 4

Lady Neville-Rolfe, a junior minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said, "There are no plans currently to remove the public-service conditions imposed on Channel 4 or to privatise it." There were reports last year that the Conservatives had drawn up plans to sell Channel Four Television Corporation but Vince Cable, blocked them. As the plans were understood to have involved the Treasury, a Conservative majority government could look to reopen the debate.

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