TAC welcomes government assurances on Channel 4 ownership

29 March 2017

Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru welcomed the announcement today by DCMS Secretary of State Karen Bradley that Channel 4 would remain in public ownership. 

Speaking at the Nations & Regions Media Conference in Salford, Bradley also announced  a consultation on some other aspects of the broadcaster, notably whether it should be fully or partly based outside London.

TAC Chair Iestyn Garlick said:

“TAC has been consistent in its message to Government that Channel 4’s ability to invest its profits in production is extremely important, and we are glad that we and others have been listened to.”

“We will of course engage with the consultation, but while we would welcome more engagement with producers in every part of Wales, we remain cautious about relocating Channel 4’s headquarters to any location, which did in fact make it less, rather than more, accessible to our members.”

You can read more about the announcement here.

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