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Channel 4 discussed mergers

Britain's Channel 4 has gone into meetings to discuss a merger with RTL-owned channel Five, says reports, although a deal is unlikely. The public channel has lost its bid for extra public funding and is set to merge into another broadcaster as part of major change to public broadcasting.
January 19, 2009

Britain’s Channel 4 has gone into meetings to discuss a merger with RTL-owned channel Five, says reports, although a deal is unlikely. The public channel has lost its bid for extra public funding and is set to merge into another broadcaster as part of major change to public broadcasting.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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