Channel 4 Timeline

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  1. 18-01-2001 E4 launches ONdigital

    E4 launched today, as a primary channel option. It will carry first run episodes of some of the most popular programmes on multi-channel television - including Friends, ER and Ally McBeal.

  2. 24-05-2002 Channel 4 suspend pay services

    Today Channel 4 suspended broadcasts of FilmFour on E4 on the digital terrestrial platform. The channels are currently displaying a message advising viewers to call 0800 064 4114 to continue watching the channel through digital satellite or cable. It is expected, however, that the two channels will resume broadcasting if Channel 4 are able to come to an agreement with any of the future licensees of multiplexes B, C or D.

  3. 13-06-2002 Top TV firms scramble for licences

    The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are among the firms to have submitted bids for the digital terrestrial television licences left by collapsed ITV Digital.

  4. 13-06-2002 ITV and Channel 4 confirm free-to-air DTT Licence Applications

    ITV and Channel 4 today confirmed that they have made joint applications to the Independent Television Commission (ITC) for the Multiplex Service Licences B and C.

  5. 04-07-2002 DTA statement relating to the ITC's award of digital terrestrial television licences

    A spokesman for the Digital Terrestrial Alliance (DTA) said:

    "The DTA bid brought together the most attractive free to air channel line-up with an optional upgrade to pay. We remain convinced that digital customers want the option of a pay-TV upgrade and that our proposed combination of an extended free-to-air offering, including channels from all the UK's leading broadcasters, and a modestly priced, 'lite' pay-TV package represented the best chance of success for DTT."
  6. 27-01-2005 Bidding war over Freeview slot begins

    The bidding battle for a new Freeview channel has commenced. Reports say ITV and Channel 4 are both considering multi-million pound offers for the newly created channel slot, which is being sold by Freeview co-owner Crown Castle UK.

  7. 14-03-2005 Freeview invites ITV and C4 to take stakes

    Freeview's backers, the BBC, BSkyB and Crown Castle, have said they would welcome ITV and Channel Four as additional stakeholders in Britain's fast-growing digital terrestrial platform.

  8. 08-04-2005 Channel 4 Board Confirms Launch of More4

    Channel 4 today confirms the launch of More4, its planned public service free-to-air digital channel. The new channel, due on air in October 2005, will have an annual programming budget of £33 million at launch.

  9. 26-04-2005 Channel 4 to Launch E4 on Freeview

    Channel 4 has today confirmed that it will launch its digital entertainment channel, E4, on the Freeview platform to coincide with the start of the sixth series of Big Brother at the end of May.

  10. 10-05-2005 Channel 4 to Launch E4 Music Zone

    Channel 4 today announces the launch of E4 Music Zone, its new music strand. The zone will be broadcast from 6am to 2pm daily and means, for the first time, E4 will now be available to viewers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  11. 27-05-2005 E4 and E4+1 Launches FTA

    E4 launched today at 2PM as a free-to-air channel, now being advertised as part of Freeview. E4 is on LCN 14, and E4+1 is on LCN 39. An 'interactive' channel has been added on LCN 705 for Big Brother Live.
  12. 16-08-2005 Quiz Call placeholder appears on DTT channel 37

    A placeholder for Quiz Call today appeared on the DTT lineup, on LCN 37.

  13. 30-08-2005 Quiz Call launches

    Quiz Call launched today at noon on LCN 37.

  14. 10-10-2005 More4 Launches

    More4, the new adult entertainment channel from Channel 4, launched today at 8pm.

  15. 10-10-2005 ITV, C4 'poised to join Freeview consortium'

    ITV and Channel 4 are expected to announce they are joining the BBC, Sky and Crown Castle UK in DTV Services, the company that markets Freeview.

  16. 12-10-2005 ITV and Channel 4 join the Freeview consortium

    DTV Services Limited (DTVSL), the consortium which owns and markets Freeview, the fast-growing free digital terrestrial TV service, today announced it has two new shareholders: ITV and Channel 4. As of October 11, ITV and Channel 4 are equal shareholders in the DTVSL consortium, each taking a 20% stake alongside the three founding shareholders: BBC, BSkyB and National Grid Wireless (formerly Crown Castle UK).

  17. 29-11-2005 Channel 4 buys new Freeview slot

    Channel 4 has purchased a new slot on the non-subscription digital terrestrial service Freeview.

  18. 14-12-2005 More 4 +1 launches on LCN 31

    More 4 +1 launched today on FreeView. It is expected to be replaced in the future by a new channel from Channel 4, or possibly FilmFour.