Our remit explained

The remit, which has evolved and been refined in legislation since 1982, combines a number of elements. It requires Channel 4 to be innovative, to inspire change, to nurture talent and to offer a platform for alternative views.

It also requires us to not just provide Education content for 14–19-year-olds, but to provide content with an editorial tone that is educational in programmes from other genres, including Factual.

It applies across all genres and services, Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, All 4 and digital projects. Channel 4 must also meet a set of specific quantitative licence obligations, set and monitored by Ofcom, for News and Current Affairs, original production, regional production, subtitling and audio-description services and much else besides.

Our Remit