Changing faces: Channel 4 Reconsider Public Ownership Model to Compete in the Future.

Think of the last TV show you recommended to a friend. In my house, we’re hooked on Spiral, the French police procedural. In the office, all people talk about is Mare of Easttown! Whatever your choice might be, I bet that you didn’t switch on your TV and watch it live alongside millions other viewers like me who are into streaming sticks these days instead. When Line Of Duty drew record-breaking numbers for its audience earlier in 2018 this was just an exception to new broadcasting rule where traditional viewing habits die off eventually with smart TVs and streaming sticks being used now as our main ways of watching shows nowadays when they come out or even if we want something from our past favourites too!

“Let’s be real, it’s a golden age for TV – and I want to keep it that way. But in order to do so, we need the healthiest broadcasting landscape: one that is diverse, free and pluralistic. One where streamers can keep churning out brilliant shows while traditional public service broadcasters retain their place at the centre of Great Britain’s media ecosystem.” “Right now UK broadcasters are holding their own… production studios are packed; BBC or Channel 4 have put out two of most critically acclaimed shows in recent years (I May Destroy You)…” “But our broadcaster can’t do it alone-and they certainly don’t deserve all your attention!”  It does compete with the other commercial TV channels in the UK like ITV Hub but often at a disadvantage.

This is a big problem for broadcasters, as they have to compete with digital streaming services like Netflix. But this doesn’t even take into account the new changes in how people watch TV – such as on their smartphones when commuting or at work. And it has created an unfair playing field where traditional broadcasters are being forced not only to comply with strict content and audience protection standards but also fight against these disruptive technologies without having any say over what’s happening out there.  Things are changing quickly, Channel 4 has joined the streaming collaboration of Britbox but is that the right outlet for it’s content?

Now we need something that will level the playing field by providing us insight on all of those other platforms so our industry can be more competitive.  It would give Channel 4 a chance to compete in highly competitive areas like covering Sports and perhaps covering big events and being included in the Euro 202 TV schedules.

Maybe you’ve been under the assumption that Amazon Prime and Disney+ have similar parental guidance procedures as Netflix. That all these companies follow the same standards and guidance to maintain high levels of consumer protection.  You would be wrong, unfortunately. While some services like Netflix do an impressive job introducing their own policies – such as voluntarily partnering with BBFC to rate content appropriately for viewers of all ages- this is inconsistently done on a case by case basis across video service providers so there are no standard guidelines in place for these newer media channels just yet. This summer we will consult about whether it’s time to create basic rules concerning prominences measures – aka “visibility” given public service broadcasters who produce quality entertainment programming often overlooked due to ubiquity of streaming platforms at hand today .

The White Paper will also set out proposals on how we make sure public service broadcasters are given sufficient visibility – aka “prominence” – on different online platforms, and ensure viewers can continue to find and access original and high-quality British content. Amidst all this TV upheaval, it’s time to consider the long-term future of one broadcaster in particular: Channel 4. When Channel 4 joined the airwaves in 1982 there were just three other terrestrial television stations, along with a lively debate about how best put newest available bandwidth sets work properly nicely .

Channel Four was launched at an opportune moment back during 1982 when only 3 competitors existed for traditional broadcasting; now that number has increased exponentially which is why they have been struggling to compete in some areas of broadcasting.

It is time for Channel 4 to make some changes. The landscape has changed considerably since the station was founded forty years ago, and we need a new strategy in order to thrive for another generation of viewers. I believe that considering public ownership models would be an excellent way forward into the future because it will allow us more freedom than ever before when producing content which meets our remit as well as viewer expectations while also being able to explore avenues never considered previously due its privatized status such breakthroughs in artificial intelligence technology or advancements in virtual reality programming techniques.”

Reference:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/secretay-of-state-oliver-dowden-its-time-to-level-up-britains-screens

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