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Poor economy kills ‘Big Brother’ charity donations

Channel 4 has decided it cannot afford to continue the tradition of donating 10p to charity for every vote called in to Big Brother. The charity donations began in 2006 and the reality hit, which just launched its 10th season, will no longer donate because of the current economic climate.
June 8, 2009

Channel 4 has decided it cannot afford to continue the tradition of donating 10p to charity for every vote called in to Big Brother. The charity donations began in 2006 and the reality hit, which just launched its 10th season, will no longer donate because of the current economic climate.

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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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