Channel 4 will benefit from privatisation

Matthew Lesh writes for CapX

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has written for CapX on the advantages that Channel 4 will feel when it is no longer under state ownership.

“thanks to YouTube and other sites, we have access to an immense backlog of content of all types and genres appealing to every age and interest. We are living in a boom era for entertainment, one that would have been unimaginable just a generation ago when Channel 4 was founded.”

“there’s every reason that Channel 4 will flourish in private hands. As it stands, Channel 4 is unable to make its own programmes (unlike ITV’s successful Studios), has restricted access to capital, and a stringent public service remit. Freed from those constraints, the broadcaster will be able to compete much more successfully.”

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