UK pubcaster Channel 4 has created an interactive training resource for indie prodcos and producers to help deliver more creative and compliant factual programming.
The new tool is comprised of freely available e-modules, presented in voice-over by comedian Adam Hills.
The modules aim to equip industry professionals with a hands-on knowledge of factual programs through interactive video demonstrations, to be used as a reference tool.
More modules will be added in the new year.
The initiative is part of a range of Channel 4 strategies rolling out across the UK, coinciding with the 4 All The UK strategy launch, which includes the recent opening of C4′s new Leeds HQ, creative hubs in Glasgow and Bristol and the development of its in-house digital agency, the Digital Content Unit.
The network says the move also follows Channel 4′s commitment to supporting the development of talent across the nations and regions, including the launch of a new skills and training academy in 2020, meant to attract diverse industry talent and address skill gaps.
“Our Legal & Compliance team has always been committed to helping and developing producers across the country, wherever they are based, and this has been reinforced by Channel 4 becoming a multi-site organization,” said Diana Izzard, head lawyer, commercial compliance at C4, in a statement. “Effective compliance is at the core of our content, and we hope this tool will give producers the confidence to make the most creatively challenging programs.”
The training resource can be found on the Channel 4 website.