Channel 4, founded by Act of Parliament in 1982, is the United Kingdom's commercially-funded public service television broadcaster. The channel was initially created as a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) under the Broadcasting Act 1981, and was transferred in 1990 to a new company called the Channel Four Television Corporation, a division of the British government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, thus making Channel 4 a state-owned network much like the BBC. The corporation also has offshoot channels such as Film4 (which commissions its own high quality films) E4 and More4.
Just like the BBC's news division, Channel 4 News also has a liberal bias.
- ↑ Rather Jon Snow’s explicit bias than the BBC’s version, The Daily Telegraph, October 24, 2014