TITLE

Film4, Freeview and Public Service Broadcasting: Screening Films on British Television in the Multi-channel Era

AUTHOR(S)
Keene, Rachael
PUB. DATE
October 2014
SOURCE
Journal of British Cinema & Television;Oct2014, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p499
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article analyses the shift in programming policy that took place when Channel 4's specialist subscription channel FilmFour was relaunched as Film4 on the Freeview digital terrestrial television platform in 2006. Scheduling data is used to interrogate the nationality, age and genre of films screened on both channels between 1998 and 2011. The changing character of film programming during this period is shown to relate, in part, to increased commercial pressures brought about by the rapidly evolving multi-channel landscape. While commercial imperatives were indeed a key factor in this evolution, Film4's scheduling strategies are also shown to be a product of the broadcaster's desire to reassert its public service identity in the Freeview era.
ACCESSION #
98644384

 

Related Articles

  • Britain's Channel 4: A TV Provider Caught Between Private Sector Funding and Its Cultural Mission. Bock, Gabriele; Zielinski, Siegfried // Journal of British Cinema & Television;Oct2014, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p418 

    This article, which first appeared in Media Perspektiven 1 (1987), is published here for the first time in English. It offers an enlightening contemporary perspective, from the then German Federal Republic, on the innovation in European broadcasting which Channel 4 represented. It outlines the...

  • C4 unveils digital initiatives.  // Campaign;11/16/2012, Issue 46, p10 

    The article reports on the digital initiatives of Channel 4 (C4) including advertiser-funded offline viewing of programming and demographic and location targeting for 4 on demand (4oD) advertisements at Tate Modern in London, England.

  • TODAY.  // Telegraph (Calcutta, India);1/3/2015, p12 

    The article offers information on the schedules of movies to be televised by various television networks in India on January 3, 2015 including "The Dark Knight Rises" on Movies Now, "Limit Up" on MGM, and Refugee on Jalsha Movies.

  • 4iP's ₤50m fund is open to TV indies too.  // Televisual;Feb2009, p14 

    The article focuses on 4iP, a collaborative media initiative launched by Channel 4, regional agencies and funding partners in Great Britain. 4iP will invest £50 million to provide digital media services including public affairs and games. The author expresses that the initiative could improve...

  • 'MUSIC IS THE BEDROCK OF THE BBC'. STASSEN, MURRAY // Music Week;2/29/2016, p10 

    An interview with Jan Younghusband, the head of arts and performance of the British public service television broadcaster Channel 4, is presented. The topics discussed include ways of deciding the channel's music programming, the company's new programs, and British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Music...

  • OUT WITH THE NEW. Clarke, Steve // Variety;4/17/2006, Vol. 402 Issue 9, p21 

    The article reports on the shift toward free-to-air premium television broadcasting of films in London, England as of April 17, 2006. Blighty gears up for the July launch of its first free-to-air premium film channel, FilmFour on digital terrestrial platform Freeview. FilmFour parent Channel 4...

  • Standing up for C4.  // Televisual;Jun2009, p26 

    The article focuses on the television management of Julian Bellamy, the head of programmes at Channel 4 (C4), in London, England. C4 was able to make profit and has won eight Oscars despite the major cost cutting done. The success has been attributed to the programming team of C4 wherein it has...

  • C4 chief demands Ofcom urgency.  // Media Week;4/15/2008, Issue 1158, p6 

    The article reports on the demand made by Channel 4 chief executive Andy Duncan to the British Office of Communications (Ofcom). Duncan asks Ofcom for more urgency in establishing a model for public service broadcasting (PSB) for 2011. Duncan mentions that they intend to see a Green paper come...

  • Future models for the provision of public service programming.  // Media Week;4/15/2008, Issue 1158, p6 

    The article offers information on several future models intended for the provision of public service programming In Great Britain. One model indicates that BBC will continue to be the core provider of public service programming. Another model places BBC as the sole public service broadcaster...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics