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LEADING production companies and celebraties have thrown their weight behind a new campaign to stop the Tory plans to privatise Channel 4.
Derry Girls star Siobhan McSweeney and Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, are among those backing the Channel 4 Ain’t Broke campaign launched today.
It brings together 27 production businesses from across the country, alongside supporters including the team behind new comedy Big Boys, as well as the Archbishop of York, Bishop of Ripon and Bishop of Leeds.
The campaign, led by anti-privatisation group We Own It, highlights that the publicly owned channel is currently supporting over 10,000 jobs, 15,000 training opportunities and provides half the income for 140 businesses.
Selling off Channel 4 could harm the government’s levelling up agenda, with a 35 per cent drop in regional jobs and over 60 businesses set to go bust, We Own It claims.
Ms McSweeney said: “Channel 4 is a huge success story and Derry Girls wouldn’t have happened without it — it’s something to be proud of, not something to destroy.”
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