trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/Ezl7WWzMasY4WFmz7f1YCA2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us
In This List

BT, Viacom among potential Channel 4 buyers

OTT Helps To Offset Pay TV Losses for Video Security Vendors

5G Survey: Despite COVID-19 delays, operator roadmaps still lead to 5G

Southeast Asian broadband providers report varying performance amid COVID-19

Cable networks react to pandemic by cutting SG&A, programming costs

BT, Viacom among potential Channel 4 buyers

British CultureSecretary John Whittingdale has claimed in a parliamentary hearing thatChannel 4 (UK)will have "no shortage" of buyers, in his clearest indication yetthat the government is sellingthe public broadcaster.

While Whittingdale did not name Channel 4's potentialsuitors, ministerial records show that he met with British Telecom and Viacom Inc. several times in 2015, Broadcast reported April 28.

The official also reportedly sat down with , , 's and 's Sony Pictures Television Inc. in the same year.

Whittingdale also countered negative against Channel 4's privatization,arguing that the move will enable the broadcaster to explore growthpossibilities and boost its creativity.