Chan­nel 4 to broad­cast top show from Glas­gow

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Chan­nel 4 News have re­vealed plans to broad­cast their flag­ship pro­gramme from Glas­gow.

The sta­tion have taken over the top f loor of a con­verted ware­house in the city’s Trade­ston area.

Man­age­ment want to build a “glass box” stu­dio on the roof, fea­tur­ing the Glas­gow cityscape as a back­drop.

Ed­i­tor Ben de Pear said: “We want it to be a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in jour­nal­ism as well as, in the com­ing year, a place from which we will broad­cast the pro­gramme on oc­ca­sion.

“It wi l l an­chor our Scot­land cov­er­age and give it well de­served and greater promi­nence.”

It emerged last month Chan­nel 4 had cho­sen Glas­gow for a new “cre­ative hub”, while Leeds would be the new head­quar­ters.

The re­struc­ture is part of a huge shake- up of the 36- year- old chan­nel, which has until now been based in cen­tral Lon­don.

The cre­ative hubs will fo­cus on pro­gramme com­mis­sion­ing.

About 300 Chan­nel 4 jobs, in­clud­ing man­agers with sig­nif­i­cant spend­ing power, will even­tu­ally be based out­side the cap­i­tal.

At the time Alex Ma­hon, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Chan­nel 4, said: “Glas­gow has a well es­tab­lished pro­duc­tion sec­tor and lo­cat­ing a cre­ative hub in the city will give Chan­nel 4 the op­por­tu­nity to tap into the rich cul­tural di­ver­sity of Scot­land.”

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