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MetalGearRex1,528 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Just been reported now:




Will add my thoughts on this later.
Last edited by MetalGearRex on 8 March 2018 8:15pm
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RDJ2,502 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
So they've negotiated from having the whole entirety of Channel 4 Headquarters to be relocated outside the capital, to having a second news studio located outside the capital to jointly share news output of just 6.5 hours of weekly airtime, and a small part of it's HQ moving with it.

That's quite the negotiation that has happened there.....
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Brekkie29,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Considering the standard of negotiators this government has I'm sure they could have come away with a much better deal. Looks like they're leaving somewhere but wanting to stay there with all the benefits of being there, so just duplicating a load of unnecessary things that have significant cost implications purely for political reasons.
Last edited by Brekkie on 8 March 2018 5:56pm
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
denton1,004 posts since 4 Jan 2003
"Channel 4 would open three new “creative hubs” in the nations and regions, with the largest to be a new national HQ"

Considering the UK is made up of four nations... does this mean that the new national HQ will be outside of England?

Unless Wales is not considered by Channel 4 as one of their nations or regions of course... in which case the new HQ could also be in England with the other two creative hubs being in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

I wonder what they mean by "creative hub" anyway... seeing as they mainly commission content. The only things they create themselves are their promos/trails/marketing/social media.
Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I wonder what they mean by "creative hub" anyway... seeing as they mainly commission content. The only things they create themselves are their promos/trails/marketing/social media.

Ever wondered why traditionally most independent production companies are based in the soho/fitzrovia area of London? That's because Channel 4 started in Charlotte Street and so all the new companies supplying it gravitated to the area.


I suspect that's the idea behind these 'hubs', Channel 4 provide the hub, to attract the creative industry to those areas. It's not channel 4 creating things, they'll commission from their 4 bases

Also as the article says the plan for Horseferry Road is to rent out office space to production companies, presumably that will be the case in the other hubs
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