Channel 4 shares plans to become digital-first public service streamer by 2030


Channel 4 today unveiled an ambitious five-year strategy to reshape the organisation and accelerate its transformation into an agile, genuinely digital-first public service streamer by 2030.

The strategy called Fast Forward will ensure Channel 4 embraces the generational shift that is taking place in TV viewing, to elevate its impact across the UK and stand out in a world of global entertainment conglomerates and social media giants.

Fast Forward is designed to get Channel 4 into the right shape for the 2030s and protect its long-term sustainability: focusing investment in distinctive, streaming-friendly British content and social media; growing diversified revenue streams; and reengineering the business to become leaner, simpler and nimbler, divesting from legacy operations to support digital priorities.

In 2020, Channel 4 launched its Future4 strategy to shift its focus from traditional broadcasting to digital. It is now leading its peers, with digital revenues accounting for 27% of total revenues last year compared to around 10% amongst other commercial broadcasters in the UK and abroad. Channel 4 aims to increase this to 30% in 2024 and pass the tipping point of 50% by 2030. It has also successfully expanded non-advertising revenue to represent 10% of total revenues and, in streaming, viewing time grew by 24% in 2023.

The Fast Forward strategy will build on this momentum and support Channel 4 into the 2030s, ensuring it reaches and inspires new generations of viewers, delivers its public service remit, and sustains its long-term future as a relevant and rebellious force in British creative and cultural life.

Alex Mahon, CEO, said: “Channel 4 was designed to be ahead of the curve and has never stood still. The rate of change in our market is only speeding up. Our new strategy will accelerate our digital transformation – building on 2020s Future4 strategy and our founding public service principles – so Channel 4 remains a trusted, disruptive and distinctive brand into the 2030s, offering brilliant shows that people love and that matter.

We are genuinely excited about the future. Channel 4 means something to British people we are trusted, we are a beacon for quality, we stand out for fresh and exciting ideas that matter and will be even more important in a crowded landscape of global content.

While getting ourselves into the right shape for the future is without doubt the right action to take, it does involve making difficult decisions. I am very sad that some of our excellent colleagues will lose their jobs because of the changes ahead. But the reality of the rapid downshift in the UK economy and advertising market demand that we must change structurally. As we shift our centre of gravity from linear to digital our proposals will focus cost reductions on legacy activity. In preparing for a new digital-first future, I hope we can make Channel 4 simpler for staff and our suppliers and create a more efficient, inclusive and high performing organisation.

Fast Forward has three strategic pillars:

  1. Digital growth and transformation

Fast Forward will see Channel 4 seize the opportunity to deliver important, distinctive and disruptive British content to audiences across streaming and social. This includes:

  • Accelerating the moveto a digital-first commissioning strategy with a significant shift in investment to the types of programming that drive streaming growth like drama, high-end documentaries, comedy and reality and remit delivery, while targeting younger viewers on platforms including YouTube
  • Proposing changes to how Channel 4s Commissioning team is organised to make it simpler for suppliers and more focused on content that drives streaming
  • Ruthless focus on cut-through with fewer, stronger new titles that generate more scale and impact, underscoring Channel 4s commitment to being the home of new talent and ideas
  • Doubling social views through 4Studio,our digital content and social powerhouse, and increasing the amount of content on YouTube
  • Transforming Channel 4s streaming platform through outsourced technology that delivers a step-change in the user experience for viewers and advertisers
  • Building new distribution partnerships to enhance visibility of Channel 4 video
  1. Diversified new businesses

Channel 4 will invest in growth businesses to rapidly scale diversified revenue streams. This will contribute to our long-term sustainability and impact with viewers. This includes:

  • Exploring the potential of intellectual property ownership for Channel 4, including the potential to own shows within the framework being proposed in the Media Bill
  • Doubling the number of members of Channel 4+, the ad-free tier, by 2030
  • Building a double-digit million ecommerce business by 2030 to allow viewers to interact and purchase products through digital platforms
  • Leveraging FAST channels to give viewers access to more of their favourite content online
  1. Reengineering the business for a digital-first world

To stay competitive and invest in digital priorities, Channel 4 will reduce its operational costs, particularly out of legacy activities. This will simplify its operations to become leaner, nimbler and more sustainable for the long term. This includes:

  • Proposing to reduce headcount by 18% around 200 redundancies and the closure of approximately 40 unfilled roles. Around 70% of roles closed would be out of legacy operations. This would return headcount close to 2021 levels, but with the organisation in the right shape to deliver further digital growth and lead public service media into the future
  • Moving out of Channel 4s London base in the next few years. With 600 roles based outside of London by the end of 2025, lower headcount in London overall, and a shift to flexible working, Channel 4 will find a new fit-for-purpose office space in central London
  • Proposing to close small linear channels that no longer deliver revenues or public value at scale, including the Box channels in 2024 and others at the right time

Channel 4 remains committed to its existing target of 600 roles across the Nations and Regions by 2025.

Channel 4 is fully committed to harnessing the power of its regional structure to grow its impact across the UK, boosting investment and job opportunities in the Nations and Regions. It will continue to champion Britains world-leading independent TV and film production, nurturing the very best ideas from across the UK and supporting those who aspire to a career in the creative industries.

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About Channel 4

Channel 4 exists to create change through entertainment. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, Channel 4 generates significant and sustainable cultural, economic and social impact across the UK at no cost to the taxpayer.

The broadcasters distinctive remit is set by Parliament, and it has a role to represent unheard voices, challenge with purpose and reinvent entertainment. For over 40 years, it has been a British success story, engaging generation after generation of young people.

Through a unique publisher-broadcaster model, Channel 4 commissions its content from the UK independent production sector. Working with around 300 creative companies every year, Channel 4 makes a major contribution to the local, regional and national economy, creating and supporting thousands of jobs and businesses across the country.

In 2020, Channel 4 launched its Future4 strategy to become a digital-first public service media company and to continue to deliver significant impact for UK audiences and investment into the UK creative economy.

Across its bases in London, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, Channel 4 is turbocharging its efforts to find, nurture and develop talent across the UK. Through its training and development initiative 4Skills, Channel 4 is opening up opportunities in broadcasting, with a particular focus on disadvantaged young people, and addressing skills gaps across the Nations and Regions.

Subaru Shares Warmth, Love and Relief with Patients Facing Cancer

Automaker partners with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Eighth Consecutive Year

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Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it will renew its partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) during Subaru Loves to Care month in June. Now in its eighth consecutive year, the partnership reflects the commitment of the automaker and its nationwide network of retailers to supporting families and children impacted by blood cancer.

This June, over 600 Subaru retailers will provide warm blankets and handwritten messages of hope to patients facing cancer. Additionally, about two-thirds of the participating retailers are donating specialty patient care kits, and nearly 30% are also supporting LLSs Patient Aid Program which provides blood cancer patients with financial assistance for costs associated with treatment, such as transportation, food, housing and more. By the end of 2023, Subaru of America and its retailers across the country will have supported nearly 300,000 cancer patients. Subaru will also match donations to during Subaru Loves to Care month from June 1-30, 2023, up to $150,000 in total. Subaru is the largest automotive donor to LLS.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life, and for those in the fight of their lives facing cancer, we want to extend our heartfelt encouragement and admiration, said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Subaru of America, Their courage is an inspiration to us all and together with our retailers, were committed to showing our support with a measure of warmth and love from our Subaru family to theirs.

Every three minutes in the U.S., a new patient is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. As the treatment and rehabilitation process can often be long and arduous, blood cancer patients can be left feeling cold, confined, and in a weakened state. Thousands of Subaru owners and retailer employees have contributed messages of hope throughout the Subaru Loves to Care initiative and are proudly continuing the tradition in 2023 to show support for their community members during an emotionally and physically challenging time in their lives.

Were grateful for our longstanding partnership with Subaru and its retailers in support of LLSs mission to improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families and invest in cutting-edge cancer research, said E. Anders Kolb, M.D., President and CEO of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Through Subarus generous contributions and coordination of on-site blanket and care-kit deliveries, the company demonstrates its steadfast commitment to providing patients with support, encouragement and hope when they need it most.

To highlight Subaru Loves to Care and the support it provides to children and families, the automaker has launched a series of advertising assets including a 15-second clip, 30-second TV spot and feature video centered around a brave patients story as he faces cancer.

Those looking to write messages of hope for patients in their community are invited to visit their local Subaru retailer. To learn more about Subaru Loves to Care, visit and follow #SubaruLovestoCare on social media to see this initiative in action. To learn more about the Subaru Love Promise, visit

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the global leader in the fight against blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered inRye Brook, NY, LLS has regions throughoutthe United StatesandCanada. To learn more, Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday,9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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LLS is one of Fast Companys 2022 Brands That Matter. As the only cancer organization on the list, LLS stands out among brands around the world for its relevancy, cultural impact, ingenuity, and mission impact.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the companys vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $300 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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Jim Moehlenbrock Shares His Daily Travel Journal of His Budget-friendly Solo Trips Through Asia


A Budget Travelers Daily Journal of His Solo Adventures through Asia is an informative and educational travel tips journal. This contains a lot of tips and hints for those who wanted to explore Asia. This thrift and budget-friendly adventure for travel enthusiasts, also reveals what it is like to travel to foreign countries without knowing anyone in those countries and not knowing their languages while traveling alone or being part of any group tour.

This journal will take you to wonderful destinations within Asian countries and it will provide answers to many questions about why anyone would want to travel solo and how you can make it a positive experience while learning more about yourself. Nevertheless, traveling alone will lead to self-discovery and gaining positive experiences that are worth sharing and that you will treasure.

This informational book is best to share for all, those who plan to explore other countries and make lifetime experiences of interacting with different cultures.

Available at Simply Best Reads and in Amazon at and other online book retailers.

A Budget Travelers Daily Journal of His Solo Adventures Through Asia
Written by Jim Moehlenbrock
Published by Proisle Publishing Service
Published date: May 5, 2023
Paperback Price: $13.99
Kindle Price: $4.99

About the Author
Jim Moehlenbrock is a semi-retired internationally experienced high school counsellor, mathematics teacher, and college instructor. He served in the U.S Army Reserves 6 years as a combat engineer. He taught high school math in South Carolina until he retired. Throughout his S.C teaching, he drove a 60 passenger school bus for 22 years and more than 220,000 miles without causing any accidents and he loved being a school bus driver.

Jim taught math at Zweibrucken American High School in Germany for two years and got to travel to 30 European countries. He taught in Southeast Asia for 14 years: 4 years at an international school in Thailand, one year in Vietnam (in the late 1990s), 5 years in a hill-tribe school teaching Hmong students, and remaining years he tutored students aged 6 to 19 in an orphanage in Thailand. He taught using Thai as the language of instruction.

During his free summers between school years, he travelled solo on a very tight budget into 56 countries stretched out over five continents. He is sharing his travel journals with you so that you can see how interesting traveling solo can be. Its not really a traveling style to be afraid of but rather, one to be embraced. As you read the journal, try to see yourself traveling in Jims place, and youll see its quite doable.

Education: Travelers Rest High School Diploma
Furman University B.A. Degree in Psychology
Clemson University M.Ed. in Counseling
Clemson University M.Ed. in Mathematics

Odon Bacque Shares the Twist of Fate in Military Life in His Book “A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy”

The author talks about his life before, during, and until the end of his duty in the military.

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Every veteran has his or her own story; this is mine.

Odon Bacques book A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy was displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 London Book Fair. The book trade fair was held at Olympia London, London, UK, last April 18-20, 2023.

A Walk in the Park follows the authors nonchalant life as a law student at a university. He was aware of the raging war in Vietnam but didnt worry too much because he already set his life for a legal career. However, he never thought that he would be bound for life in the military. When his law school requested him not to return for the next school year, he learned that the only other option was to join the Army.

Bacque had poor eyesight, so he already assumed that he would be a bad fit for the front lines in the combat troop. He only expected to get trained and then get into the noncombat department. He was wrong again. He got sent through Officer Candidate School and wound up assigned to the Green Berets (the United States Army Special Forces), the combat front line. He accepted his role and trained for his days in the Vietnam War.

He prepared himself for the worst once they stepped foot in Vietnam. However, another twist of fate occurred. He was reassigned from Team A to Team B, a noncombat department. The military needed his skills in accounting since he majored in accounting in college, a course he had difficulty passing.

For someone with a serious vision impairment during wartime, the sudden change of his life trajectory beats being sent to an active war zone in the jungle.

Readers can purchase a copy of Odon Bacques A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy
Author| Odon Bacque
Published Date| 2015
Publisher| Amazon
Genre| History, Vietnam War

Authors Biography

The author has been involved in his community since returning from the war, culminating in his election to the Louisiana House of Representatives

DJ iSizzle Shares His Love for DJing Major Life Moments and Bringing People Together on KTLA 5 News

 DJ iSizzle made a special guest appearance on KTLA 5 news, where he discussed his love for DJing weddings, birthday parties, graduations, elementary school dances, and fundraisers. The talented DJ expressed how lucky he feels to be a part of these major life moments and how much he enjoys creating the perfect atmosphere for his clients.

DJ iSizzle has been in the music industry for over a decade and has made a name for himself in Southern California. He has a passion for music and loves bringing people together through his talent. DJ iSizzle is known for his ability to read the crowd and create a memorable experience for all who attend his events.

When asked about his favorite events to DJ, DJ iSizzle said, “Weddings are my absolute favorite. I love being a part of such an important moment in people’s lives and creating memories that they will cherish forever. However, I also have a lot of fun with birthday parties, graduations, elementary school dances, and fundraisers. It’s such a joy to see people having a good time and enjoying themselves.”

DJ iSizzle’s ultimate goal is to continue to add to Southern California with his music and talents. He wants to create an experience that people will never forget and hopes to expand his reach to even more events and venues. With his dedication and passion for music, it’s clear that DJ iSizzle is well on his way to achieving his goals.

To book DJ iSizzle for your next event, visit his website at or email him at

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(310) 210-6348

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