UK
Channel 4

Type of TV channel

TNT

Category

Généraliste

Official website

www.channel4.com/

Creation date

1982

Description of Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982.

Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, a public body established in 1990, coming into operation in 1993.

With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became an entirely UK-wide TV channel for the first time.

The channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the United Kingdom in addition to the television licence-funded BBC's two services and the single commercial broadcasting network, ITV.