October 22, 2016 11:13 AM 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 with an additional office in Manchester.

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: 52
Group Finance Director
Chief Operating Officer
Head of New Media Marketing
Head of Four Innovation
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Channel Four Television Corporation Key Developments

Privatization Of Channel Four

Channel Four Television Corporation's output in news, film production, and diversity could be damaged by privatisation, says a Lords report out today. The Communications Committee urges the Government not to pursue any plans to sell the channel, saying that the risks of privatisation outweigh the benefits. The Committee has been examining the broadcaster's financial sustainability as well as the implications of privatisation, in light of the Government's ongoing review of the future of Channel Four.

Channel 4 Names New Drama Head

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster. Wenger will be replaced at C4 by deputy head of drama Beth Willis. Wenger joined Channel 4 in 2012 having previously been head of drama at BBC Wales and an executive producer on the reboot of Doctor Who, in which he cast Matt Smith as the lead role. He was responsible for commissioning major C4 drama series over the past four years, including Indian Summers, Paul Abbott's No Offence and Humans.

Channel 4 Still In Discovery's Sights

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:DISC.A) is still interested in buying a stake in Channel Four Television Corporation with its Chief Executive, David Zaslav saying that Discovery is in the market to buy a major broadcast channel. "Having [another] broadcast channel in Europe would be attractive," said Zaslav. "It would really depend on what the pricing would be, but also we'd need enough flexibility to commercially programme it. So the question for anybody with Channel 4 - we've looked at it over the last year or two - has been, will there be an opportunity to programme it in a way [that appeals to Discovery]?"

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