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Channel 4 is a creative greenhouse.

We are a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Read more about our remit here.

Our overall role is to champion innovation in TV, film & digital – nurturing and growing new ideas, formats, views and voices, faces, talent, audiences and production companies.

We’ve produced a short booklet which provides a longer-term overview of Channel 4's role in UK broadcasting – read the Creative Greenhouse booklet here.

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