Ofcom says Channel 4 news and current affairs commitments will remain unchanged to 2025


Channel 4’s news output has been safeguarded for another decade under the terms of its new broadcasting licence which starts in 2015.

Ofcom has said that existing Channel 4 public service broadcasting commitments for news and current affairs will remain in place. This means that quota for 208 hours peak time news and current affairs coverage a year will continue.

It has however suggested that commitments for Channel 4 to commission programmes for schools and programmes outside England may be reduced.

Read the full proposals for Ofcom on Channel 4's new 2015-2225 broadcasting licence here.

The news comes as Ofcom has proposed allowing ITV to cut its regional news programming by a third.

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