About Channel 4

At Channel 4, we’re more than a public service broadcaster, we’re a unique and distinctive part of life in the UK.

Channel 4 is free-to-air and freely available to all of the UK. We have the UK’s biggest free streaming service, plus a network of 12 television channels

Since Channel 4 was created in 1982, it has been at the centre of national conversations and a catalyst for the creation of a world-beating production sector in the UK.

Our purpose is to create change through entertainment. We do this by representing unheard voices, challenging with purpose and reinventing entertainment. 

Our unique model – commercially-funded but publicly-owned – means that we’re able to offer independent and distinctive, universal content reflecting the interests of different communities across the UK.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 commissions UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with around 300 creative companies across the UK every year. 

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We have the youngest-skewing public service channel in the UK – and we reach more 16-34-year-olds than any other commercial broadcaster across streaming and TV. 

Through Film4, we back creative excellence and invest in British filmmakers, to huge critical acclaim – Film4 films have produced 144 Oscar nominations and 37 wins in our 40-year history.

Channel 4’s board ensures that we fulfil our remit and deliver our financial responsibilities.

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