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UK government announces Channel 4 to be privatised after 40 years of public ownership




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Channel 4 is currently owned by the Government and receives its funding from advertising.

According to GBNews, a spokesperson for Channel 4 said it was “disappointed” with the decision but would “continue to engage” with the Government on the process to “ensure that Channel 4 continues to play its unique part in Britain’s creative ecology and national life”.

The statement continued:

“With over 60,000 submissions to the Government’s public consultation, it is disappointing that today’s announcement has been made without formally recognising the significant public interest concerns which have been raised.

Those in Ireland who believe the taxpayer funded broadcaster, RTE should be defunded or privatised will see the Channel 4 privatisation as a positive step forward in their campaign.

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