Channel 4 recently celebrated its 40th birthday, commemorating the occasion with two giant cards, which the public presented to the staff.
Currently, Channel 4 is a British free-to-air public broadcast television network. Despite their success in entertaining it’s UK audience over the last 40 years, the government recently announced plans to privatise the network.
Days before the channels birthday – the 2nd of November, MP Andrew Mitchell mentioned he and the Chancellor aren’t interested in making the channel private. To combat the government’s criticised privatisation plans, supporters of the station pledged the Channel 4 ain’t broke campaign against them.
This campaign highlights that the publicly owned broadcaster can fund enough money through advertising. The channel does not need taxpayers to contribute to the cost of production. A statistic that backs this up is the 2021 profits. Channel 4 profited £74 million during the year; this contributed towards the broadcasters training, content, and businesses.
The card printed for Channel 4’s 40th birthday highlights their first broadcast 40 years ago. Inside the card are 40 printed logos. These are the logos of independent production companies who signed the Channel4 campaign to keep the channel in public hands.
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“To put it simply, there is nothing quite like Channel 4. For 40 years, it has been a hugely innovative and successful broadcaster with a unique place in the creative British broadcasting economy. In many areas, Channel 4 pioneers a broad diversity of views and voices. It supports UK regions by moving beyond regional accents to the other things that shape us culturally and ethically, enabling us to appreciate our own national diversity and at the same time creating greater coherence and commitment to each other within that diversity. I believe that to privatise the broadcaster would not only be to compromise it but to be in danger of destroying it.”
– The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.