Nations & Regions

Channel 4 makes a significant contribution to talent, audiences and the independent production sector in the Nations and Regions, spending more than £1.5bn on TV production in the Nations and Regions over the last decade. In 2017 this was at a high of £189m.

To support this Channel 4 has a dedicated Nations and Regions team, based in Glasgow.

A strategic arm of the commissioning division, we support production companies from the Nations and Regions by providing targeted development funding and helping Indies to build long-term relationships with Channel 4 commissioning editors.

We facilitate engagement between commissioners and Indies across the UK plus talent networking events. If you would like to enquire about events in your region please email

Our Nations and Regions funding vehicle is the Alpha Fund - a dedicated development fund aimed at supporting diverse new and emerging Indies outside of London. The focus is on slate or talent development rather than attached to single programme ideas. To discuss how best to apply, please approach a member of the Nations and Regions team. See details below.

Nations and Regions Executive: Karen Kelly


4Studio Commissioner: Laura Marks


Office Runner: John Cannon


0141 433 7118