The Department of Culture, Media and Sports Affairs (DCMS) recently claimed to reconsider the threat posed by the changing media landscape, including streaming.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dovden said, “It’s time to think about freeing Channel 4 from public property restrictions.” BBC.
He added: “The media world has changed tremendously since the creation of Channel 4 in the early 1980s, but today we need a strong and successful Channel 4, even though we have more choice.”
For nearly 40 years, Channel 4 has been a platform for launching new ideas and new talents. It has managed to do this because of its mission and unprofitable structure, and it would be very embarrassing if it was destroyed by selling the channel.
– Riki Gervais (@rickygervais) July 19, 2021
Including some software developers This is a sin author Russell T Davis and Thickness creator Armando Iannucci, who previously opposed the sale of Channel 4.
And now Ricky Gervais has joined the ranks, urging the channel not to be sold.
“For nearly 40 years, Channel 4 has been a platform for launching new ideas and new talents,” he wrote on Twitter. “He was able to do that because of his authority and nonprofit structure, and it would be a shame if this channel was destroyed by selling.”
The 10-week consultation, which opened to the public, asks for “opinions and supporting evidence” about the economic, social and cultural costs and benefits of Channel 4’s exemption from state ownership.
These responses will be notified by the government that all public service broadcasters in the UK will be reviewed on a regular basis and will be presented with a white paper in the fall.
Meanwhile, Gervais said recently Office it would be if it airs today, become a victim of “culture abolition”.
“So now it’s going to be canceled,” Gervais said in an interview marking the series’ 20th anniversary.
He added: “I look forward to seeing them choose something and try to cancel. Someone said they might try to cancel it one day, and I said, “Well, let them cancel it. I’ve been paid!”
During the two series, Office won two Golden Globes and six Baftas. In 2015, it was named the best TV show of the last 20 years at the Broadcast Awards.