Contact: Deborah DunnettRegion: All UK

Title: Manager, Nations and Regions
Genre: All
Region: All UK

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

Channel 4 makes a significant contribution to talent, audiences and the independent production sector in the Nations and Regions, spending more than £1.5bn on TV production in the Nations and Regions over the last decade. In 2017 this was at a high of £189m.

To support this Channel 4 has a dedicated Nations and Regions team, based in Glasgow.


Looking For

A strategic arm of the commissioning division, we support production companies from the Nations and Regions by providing targeted development funding and helping Indies to build long-term relationships with Channel 4 commissioning editors.

We facilitate engagement between commissioners and Indies across the UK plus talent networking events. If you would like to enquire about events in your region please email

Our Nations and Regions funding vehicle is the Alpha Fund - a dedicated development fund aimed at supporting diverse new and emerging Indies outside of London. The focus is on slate or talent development rather than attached to single programme ideas. To discuss how best to apply, please approach a member of the Nations and Regions team.

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