LJMU’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill is chairing a partnership between Liverpool City Council and LJMU Ambassador Fellow, Professor Phil Redmond, to make the case for Liverpool to be an ideal local for Channel 4, in the event the broadcaster moves from its London HQ.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) announced a consultation to gather views on moving Channel 4 from its Horseferry Road base to another regional location, following a pledge in the Conservative Party Manifesto.
On behalf of the Channel 4 to Liverpool Partnership, LJMU submitted a response to the consultation on 5 July.
12 other cities across the UK have also set out their case for being host to Channel 4 and there has been much media coverage of the various opinions on the value, opportunity and risk of moving the broadcaster to a regional location.
Channel 4 provocation and debate – Monday, 16 October
As a university, that upholds the value of freedom of speech and open debate, LJMU is hosting the first in a series of provocations around the broader issue of how the UK’s creative, broadcasting and media industries are represented and balanced outside of London. The debate will be broadcast on Youtube and will be available to view on the link below.
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