Sheffield's Channel 4 bid: The background

In March, Channel 4 announced 4 All the UK - the biggest change in its 35 year history.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 2:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 3:01 pm
The iconic Park Hill flats could be Channel 4's HQ in Sheffield

After extensive pushing by the Government, the broadcaster agreed to open new creative hubs in the regions.

Programme commissioning editors, who oversee significant budgets and have responsibility for some of Channel 4’s biggest shows, will be based across the hubs.

The largest of the hubs will be known as Channel 4’s national HQ and will regularly host executive and board meetings

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This national HQ will be home to a new studio, with the potential to be a base for daily programmes, and a new digital production unit.

Channel 4 News will also open newsrooms and aims to become the first peak-time national news programme to co-anchor from both London and the regions from 2020.

In partnership with ITN, the programme will establish three new Channel 4 News bureaux with one becoming a major hub with a studio, digital and commissioning centre.

In total, it is expected that around 300 Channel 4 jobs will be based in the regions. and the extra programming spend will support up to 3,000 additional production jobs.