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The future of Channel 4

Inquiry

Since its launch in 1982, Channel 4 has been in public ownership. However, the Government is consulting on a possible privatisation of the broadcaster. This inquiry, building on the Committee’s previous work on Channel 4 and public service broadcasters, will examine the case for privatisation and possible changes to the remit and regulation of Channel 4.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 September 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - The future of Channel 4
Inquiry The future of Channel 4
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
HL Paper 108
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee's report "The future of Channel 4"
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 October 2021
Inquiry The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Julia Lopez MP (Minister of State at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), and Robert Specterman-Green (Director, Media & Creative Industries at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Oral Evidence
12 October 2021
Inquiry The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Alex Mahon (Chief Executive Officer at Channel 4), and Charles Gurassa (Chair at Channel 4)
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Oral Evidence
12 October 2021
Inquiry The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Lord Grade of Yarmouth (Former Chief Executive Officer at Channel 4), and Luke Johnson (Former Chair at Channel 4)
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Oral Evidence
FCF0053 - The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Ernst & Young on behalf of Channel 4
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Written Evidence
FCF0054 - The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television)
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Written Evidence
FCF0052 - The future of Channel 4
Witnesses Channel 4
Committees Communications and Digital Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: holcommunications@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8662 (committee staff) | 020 7219 8535 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Communications and Digital Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW