Broadcast Magazine

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Indie sector speaks up to save Channel 4

Six indie bosses offer passionate defences of C4 – recalling how it boosted their careers &, kickstarted the independent production sector

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Resisting privatisation doesn’t mean keeping the status quo

There’s no doubt C4 needs to change – but that’s far more likely if it retains its public ownership

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Peter Langenberg: ‘Banijay needs to get bigger’

The group’s chief operating officer on why the super-indie is not resting on its laurels

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Banijay UK: reaping the benefits of scale

Lucinda Hicks and Peter Salmon on the ESUK merger’s advantages and their plans to supersize development and the indie roster

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The North Water: Going the extra mile for authenticity

With its key whaling scenes filmed on location in the Arctic, The North Water is probably the most northerly drama shoot ever attempted

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Tonight With Target: black culture takes centre stage

BBC3 music format aims to reinvigorate the genre by putting a new generation of black British artists in the spotlight

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Don’t write off C4 – pushing boundaries is still in its DNA

It may not be the risk-taker it once was, but C4 still offers inspiration to many, says Danny Brocklehurst

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Privatisation: Lessons from C4’s past

What does the previous failed attempt to privatise Channel 4 say about the prospects of avoiding a sale next year?

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Olympics highlights the shift in power away from PSBs

Sub-licensing deal with Discovery leaves viewers disappointed and illustrates the tough challenges facing the BBC, says Scott Bryan

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Sue Murphy: broadening youth appeal on ITV2

Channel set to add darker tone to non-scripted entertainment slate with stories centring on social media

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