Channel 4 is planning some new digital services in the UK to retain and grow its share of viewers. It has not been confirmed by Rob Woodward, commercial director of the company, if the new channels will be free to air or subscription only, but they are expected to cover music, factual and comedy. They’ll be carried on Freeview, that much is certain.
The new channels may be aimed at an older ABC1 audience (i.e. a bit more BBC2) than C4’s current younger mainstream audience.
More details when we have them.