Petition Stop the privatisation of Channel 4

The Government have announced they intend to push ahead with the privatisation of Channel 4, and this will be included in May’s Queen’s Speech.

This plan must be abandoned and Channel 4 kept in public hands.

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By becoming privatised this risks commercial decisions determining what is commissioned.

Channel 4 currently has the freedom to produce shows that are culturally balanced, hard hitting and informative - programmes that may not be commercially successful with the advertisers but important to produce nonetheless.

Privatising the channel risks subjecting it to the whims of advertisers - producing shows based on if they can make a profit rather than doing it for an informative purpose.

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