Contact: Alison WalshRegion: All UK




Title: Disability Lead and Disability Executive
Genre: All
Region: All UK
E: awalsh@channel4.co.uk
W: www.channel4.com

About Channel

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.

Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.

In addition to the main channel, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4, 4seven and 4Music, as well as our digital and video-on-demand platform, All 4. Through its film arm Film4, Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Programme Interests

The Paralympic and Creative Diversity team are looking for:

Following the success of the Paralympics and other key programmes such as The Undateables, Channel 4 is more committed than ever to bringing disability into the mainstream, making people more comfortable talking about disability and challenging our perceptions of “normal”.

There is no shopping list – please bring disability and Paralympics related programme ideas that feel like they belong on Channel 4.

Looking For

Watch Commissioner Overview

http://www.channel4.com/info/commissioning/4producers/creative-diversity

Watch Commissioner Showreel

http://commissioners.i2ic.com/videos/Ch4_DISABILITYON4_VIEWING.html

Read Commissioner Brief

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