Don’t sell off Channel 4

Channel 4 logoTo: Michelle Donelan, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport

We, the undersigned, call on you to abandon plans to privatise Channel 4 and keep it in public ownership.

Its current not-for-profit model has delivered high-quality public service broadcasting, which supports TV production companies across the UK.

Any new private owner is likely to impose swingeing cuts that cannot help but lower quality.

At a time when we are assailed by fake news and the insidious pollution of public discourse by bad actors, we need to be protecting our public service broadcasters, not selling them off.

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