Conor Dignam On Broadcasting: Cutbacks by Channel 4 look like a strategy to get more public funds

Channel 4 has let it be known to producers and journalists that belts are being tightened at Horseferry Road and that cuts are on the way. There's no great surprise here, everyone in the world of commercial media is feeling the pinch and pressure on budgets will be an inevitable consequence of a downturn in the advertising markets. But how hard is C4 really being hit – and how much is its "budget cutting" part of its long-running strategy to persuade the Government and regulator Ofcom that it needs access to public funds?

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting: C4 deserves support from Ofcom but not at the expense of the BBC

The British television industry is again caught up in a blizzard of briefing notes, as communications' regulator Ofcom considers what public service broadcasting should look like beyond digital switchover.

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Why Channel 4's next celebrity eviction must be 'Big Brother' itself

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Freesat challenges dominance of Sky in the high-definition future

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Ahem, any chance of a commercial broadcaster in the house ... please?

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Channel 4 could end up payinga high price for £150m handout

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

With Sky out of the way, all eyes now turn to Michael Grade's ITV

Conor Dignam On Broadcasting: The so-called 'Maddie movie' could make compelling television

The media's strained and ambivalent relationship with Gerry and Kate McCann was highlighted again last week by the reaction to news that they were in talks about turning the story of their daughter's disappearance into a film.

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Kangaroo leaps into TV download, but Apple packs the bigger punch

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

Resentment among indies grows as broadcasters circle their wagons

Conor Dignam on broadcasting

Tony and his influential family bow out with a bada-boom-bada-bing

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

'Crowngate' may very well end up costing the BBC its own head

Conor Dignam on Broadcasting

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