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 2015 the quota is:

Subtitling: 100% on Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 4Seven.
Audio Decription: 20% on Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven
Signing: 5% on Channel 4 and E4.

In 2014, we exceeded our Ofcom quota across the board.

Channel 4: Channel 4's quota was 90% subtitles, 10% audio description and 5% of programmes which signing. We provided 100% subtitles, 28.1% audio description and 5.1% of programming with signing.

E4: E4's quota was 80% subtitles, 10% audio description and 5% signing. We provided 100% subtitling, 53.3% audio description and 5.4% of programming with signing.

Film4: Film4's quota was 70% subtitles and 10% audio description. We provided 99.8% subtitles and 26.3% of programming with audio description.

More4: More4's quota was 70% subtitles and 10% audio description. We provided 100% subtitles and 28.2% of programming with audio description.

4Seven: 4Seven's quota was 10% subtitles and 10% audio description. We provided 100% subtitles and 28.2% of programming with audio description.

4Music: 4Music's quota was 80% subtitles. We provided 88.2% of programming with subtitles.

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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