Audio Description, Subtitles, Signing

What is Channel 4's commitment to subtitling and other access services?

Channel 4 is committed to providing a range of access services across our channels and programming in line with our yearly quota from Ofcom. For 2016 the quota is:

Subtitling: 90% on Channel 4, 80% on E4 and More4, 75% on Film4 and 35% 4Seven.
Audio Decription: 10% on Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 7.7% on 4Seven
Signing: 5% on Channel 4 and E4.

In 2015, we exceeded our Ofcom quota across the board providing:

Channel 4: 99.98% subtitles, 25.5% audio description and 5.16% of programmes with signing.

E4: provided 99.9% subtitles, 48.8% audio description and 5.24% of programming with signing.

Film4: provided 99.9% subtitles and 25.6% of programming with audio description.

More4: provided 99.9% subtitles and 27.7% of programming with audio description.

4Seven: provided 99.9% subtitles and 22.4% of programming with audio description.

More 4, Film4 and 4Seven all contribute to the Community Channel funding and therefore do not carry signed programmes (with one exception, each Monday morning at 8am on Film4).

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