ITV celebrates interim results six months

ITV celebrates improved half year figures, what next?

As ITV celebrates its half-year figures, we have a cautious look around to build a bigger picture You can see all of ITV’s results and their analysis / statements on their corporate site. We won’t just cut and paste, but will give their top level conclusions: A strong financial performance in the first half of … >

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Channel 4 to be privatised? What is the channel’s future?

Channel 4 has good results for last year, but the government is considering privatisation. Is change inevitable? We’ve reported often on changes afoot at the BBC as it responds to declining audience and the rise of digital services. This week focus has turned to Channel 4, the other public service, though advertising funded, unlike the … >

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Ofcom predicts the end of traditional broadcasting in the UK

Ofcom has made the news today with predictions of the end for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as the online world is leaving current approaches behind Ofcom has been consulting on the future of the UK TV industry as part of its Small Screen: Big Debate initiative. That phase of study is complete … >

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Channel 4 Christmas 2020 treats revealed and we’ve the details

The Channel 4 Christmas 2020 highlights have been announced (here) and we’ve gone through them all to bring you some Cultbox highlights In their own words, the Channel 4 Christmas 2020 is: A childhood fantasy for many comes true for three celebrities who will be spending One Night In… Hamleys, Helena Bonham-Carter narrates a special animation … >

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Channel 4 announce festive Bake Off, The Last Leg and more

Channel 4 have announced a generous hoard of festive specials they’re going to broadcasting this Christmas and New Year, including Bake Off, The Last Leg, The Crystal Maze and more… A staple on the BBC and one carried over onto Channel 4, The Great British Bake Off will return for two Yuletide specials later this year. Four merry bakers from Bake … >

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The Interrogation of Tony Martin: release date confirmed

The Interrogation of Tony Martin, a new drama about the English farmer who notoriously shot a teenager burglar dead, is set to air on Channel 4 at the end of the month… The drama follows the “missing part” of Martin’s story when he, in 1999, shot 16-year-old Fred Barras when the teen was caught burgling … >

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The First: Channel 4 announce premiere date for Sean Penn drama

Channel 4 have announced when they’re going to air The First, a new series about the human colonisation of Mars, which stars Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone. The sci-fi drama is created by ex-House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon and follows “the first human mission to Mars, while exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward … >

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The Bisexual: premiere date and trailer for Channel 4 drama

Channel 4’s latest drama series, The Bisexual will premiere next month and the channel has released some more information about what to expect as well as a trailer… Co-written, directed by and starring The Miseducation of Cameron Post director Desiree Akhaven, The Bisexual “offers a raw, funny and unapologetic take on the “last taboo” – bisexuality – and the prejudices, … >

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