Totally agree with you. If Channel 4 are being serious about being "4 the UK" they should have some sort of base/hub in each region.
I knew they wouldn't choose Belfast as we're at a disadvantage geographically for a start but it's their loss. Hopefully we'll get more films and tv shows similar to Game Of Thrones coming to us instead.
What would they do in these hubs? Channel Four make no programmes, they are a commissioning operation, and as such have a small workforce of around 800 people. You can only split an operation so far before it ceases to be viable.
Bristol is fairly near to Cardiff and also is better in terms of the South West of England. Belfast might be an ideal location for show but it’s a bit isolated. In terms of spread of locations I think they’ve got it about right.
Yep - but that hasn't really answered my question ? Of the 800-ish people employed by C4, a large chunk of them will be admin, advertising sales, compliance and corporate types - not core programme commissioners and execs.
I'm not sure I see how a split across Nations and English regions happens if it is going to take impact on-screen commissioning teams?
gives you an idea of the groups of commissioning teams, and they aren't huge teams (fewer than 20 people max in each genre team - some as small as 3 people)
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