Channel 4

Insight TV & C4 fitted up for Zig Zag’s ‘Garms Dealer’ fashion show

Millennial-focused channel operator and producer Insight TV and UK pubcaster Channel 4 have commissioned a new lifestyle series following a fashion guru who dresses English Premier League football players. The Garms Dealer is being produced by UK-based Zig Zag Productions (The Next Jamie Vardy) and follows 20-year-old Sam Morgan, aka The Garms Dealer, who talk […]

C4 supercharges true crime with new strand & raft of deals

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a true crime programming strand across its linear and streaming services and is stocking it with a raft of new commissions and acquisitions. True Crime on 4 will run across on demand service All4 and linear offering Channel 4, with two new commissions – Murder In The Alps and […]

Channel 4 privatisation consultation formally launched by UK govt

The UK government has officially opened a consultation on the potential privatisation of public broadcaster Channel 4. The government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport last month announced a review into whether privatising the broadcaster “could help secure its future” and this move formally confirms that review. In its description of the consultation, the government […]

Fremantle appoints C4, BBC Studios alum to lead UK talent

Fremantle has hired Victoria Roye from UK broadcaster Channel 4 as head of its talent division. Roye will oversee freelance staffing across its labels, including Thames, Talkback and Naked. She will focus on recruiting diverse talent for shows such as The Apprentice, Britain’s Got Talent, Grand Designs, Eating With My Ex, The Rap Game UK and […]

UK government to hold formal Channel 4 privatisation review

The UK government is to hold a formal review into selling Channel 4, the British broadcaster behind hits such as It’s A Sin, following months of speculation about the service’s future. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that it will oversee the review, which will examine whether privatising the broadcaster “could […]

UK’s C4 invests in Apple TV+ prodco Paper Entertainment

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in Julien Leroux’s Paper Entertainment. London-based producer paper was formally launched earlier this year and is developing, financing and producing TV content in partnership with talent and producers around the world. It is onboard as a co-producer on the recently announced second season of AppleTV+’s drama […]

Show of the Week: Quizness

Normally, quiz show contestants do their best to avoid appearing foolish in front of the cameras, but in this new entertainment format, looking silly is the quickest way to win. Hosted by a popular comedian – Tom Allen in the UK version – each episode sees four contestants’ general knowledge put to the test as […]