Media Studies 28/09/14
Channel 4 is a british public
broadcaster, formed in 1982. Though self funned, the station holds a PSB (Public Service Broadcasting) remit. These means that the channel has to legal “demonstrate innovation, experimentation and creativity in the form and content of programs,
appeal to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society, and
exhibit a distinctive character.”. A constable amount of “School Programing” is as required too.
C4 reaches this remit by documenting the edges of the mainstream, and creating new and challenging programs. Popular projects include Big Brother, The Dispatchers Series, and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. As shows like these my cater for a younger, less Traditional viewer; Live sporting fixtures are positioned legally to channel 4.
In recent years,ln There has been a shift in the amount of original broadcasting that the channel represents. Film 4 as launch as a channel in 1998, after being a Film production company that accompanied since its birth. Its present focus it to screen outside productions as well as its own ventures. e4 was set up to bring a young demographic to The British airwaves, using American programing. Or though this station has had luck with various success with its original and sitcoms.
Very recently, with the rise of the Internet, Channel 4 have devoted there website to act as a second broadcaster. The site holds all of its channels and shows categorized in an effort to contain its feeing audience. The future of channel 4 will probably entail Web exclusives to hold its views on the site along with more advertising, making this service more profitable.