History Creator / Channel4

4th Mar '16 9:06:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/HowILiveNow''
* ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople''



* ''Film/HowILiveNow''
1st Jan '16 4:59:06 AM SimpsonsFan24
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It has been the UK licensee of some significant US shows over the years, especially Fox, HBO and PBS ones, including ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/King of the Hill}}'', ''{{ER}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Family Guy}}'', ''{{Series/Sesame Street}}'', and ''{{WesternAnimation/South Park}}''. ''Friends'' in particular is subject to a severe case of AdoredByTheNetwork, with parodies suggesting that Channel 4 would shut down after airing the last ''Friends'' episode in 2004. In 2013 it achieved a first for a UK free-to-air network by licensing ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and getting permission to broadcast the episodes in the same week as their original US airing (although this may backfire since UK audiences expect a show to be on every week without random gaps).

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It has been the UK licensee of some significant US shows over the years, especially Fox, HBO NBC and PBS Comedy Central ones, including ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/King of the Hill}}'', ''{{ER}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Family Guy}}'', ''{{Series/Sesame Street}}'', ''{{Series/Angel}}'', and ''{{WesternAnimation/South Park}}''. ''Friends'' in particular is subject to a severe case of AdoredByTheNetwork, with parodies suggesting that Channel 4 would shut down after airing the last ''Friends'' episode in 2004. In 2013 it achieved a first for a UK free-to-air network by licensing ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and getting permission to broadcast the episodes in the same week as their original US airing (although this may backfire since UK audiences expect a show to be on every week without random gaps).
1st Jan '16 4:59:06 AM SimpsonsFan24
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26th Dec '15 8:39:09 AM SimpsonsFan24
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It has been the UK licensee of some significant US shows over the years, especially Fox and HBO ones, including ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''NYPDBlue'', ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''Series/TheSopranos'', and ''Series/TrueBlood''. ''Friends'' in particular was subject to a severe case of AdoredByTheNetwork, with parodies suggesting that Channel 4 would shut down after airing the last ''Friends'' episode in 2004. In 2013 it achieved a first for a UK free-to-air network by licensing ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and getting permission to broadcast the episodes in the same week as their original US airing (although this may backfire since UK audiences expect a show to be on every week without random gaps).

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It has been the UK licensee of some significant US shows over the years, especially Fox Fox, HBO and HBO PBS ones, including ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''NYPDBlue'', ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/King of the Hill}}'', ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''Series/TheSopranos'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Family Guy}}'', ''{{Series/Sesame Street}}'', and ''Series/TrueBlood''. ''{{WesternAnimation/South Park}}''. ''Friends'' in particular was is subject to a severe case of AdoredByTheNetwork, with parodies suggesting that Channel 4 would shut down after airing the last ''Friends'' episode in 2004. In 2013 it achieved a first for a UK free-to-air network by licensing ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' and getting permission to broadcast the episodes in the same week as their original US airing (although this may backfire since UK audiences expect a show to be on every week without random gaps).
27th Mar '15 3:32:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''InBruges'' (with Focus Features)
* ''TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''SlumdogMillionaire'' (with [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox Searchlight]])

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* ''InBruges'' ''Film/InBruges'' (with Focus Features)
* ''TheLastKingOfScotland''
''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''SlumdogMillionaire'' ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' (with [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox Searchlight]])
30th Jul '14 6:24:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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Not to be confused with FourChan, although if you watch shows like ''Eurotrash'' it can be hard to tell the difference.

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Not to be confused with FourChan, although if you watch shows like ''Eurotrash'' it can be hard to tell the difference.
Website/FourChan.
30th May '14 2:11:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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4's most famous show was the first one shown when it began transmitting: ''{{Countdown}}''.

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4's most famous show was the first one shown when it began transmitting: ''{{Countdown}}''.
''Series/{{Countdown}}''.
16th Mar '14 12:52:55 PM triassicranger
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* 47

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* 47
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16th Mar '14 11:08:51 AM triassicranger
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* 4Music (and its sister channels)

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* 4Music (and its sister channels)
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19th Jan '14 12:34:29 PM LondonKdS
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The fourth British television network and second commercial network, after the two [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] channels and Creator/{{ITV}}; also one of the big five UK TV channels to have been available free to air before the start of digital broadcasting. When British TV switched to UHF in the 1970s four frequencies were allocated to each transmitting site, but political wranglings kept the fourth channel vacant for many years.

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The fourth British television network and second commercial network, after the two [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] channels and Creator/{{ITV}}; also one of the big five UK TV channels to have been available free to air before the start of digital broadcasting. When British TV switched to UHF in the 1970s four frequencies were allocated to each transmitting site, but political wranglings kept the fourth channel vacant for many years.\n



Eventually, in 1982, Channel 4 was created by the Government to break the duopoly of Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{ITV}}, with a mandate to produce innovative, distinctive and arty programs. The initiative arrived just in time to take the final coveted terrestrial space (until years later when the development of technology allowed the creation of Creator/ChannelFive).

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When British TV switched to UHF in the 1970s four frequencies were allocated to each transmitting site, but political wranglings kept the fourth channel vacant for many years. Eventually, in 1982, Channel 4 was created by the Government to break the duopoly of Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{ITV}}, with a mandate to produce innovative, distinctive and arty programs. The initiative arrived just in time to take the final coveted terrestrial space (until years later when the development of technology allowed the creation of Creator/ChannelFive).
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