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Channel 4 Sale Would Impact News Coverage, Chief Executive Warns

The chief executive of Channel 4 has warned that if the broadcaster is sold off, it is likely to be snapped up by an asset-stripping owner who would drastically minimise news and current affairs output and put dramas such as Humans and Indian Summers on the chopping block. David Abraham warned if the government decided on a GBP1bn-plus privatisation of Channel 4, the type of buyers attracted would most likely seek to wriggle out of statutory public service broadcasting obligations.

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