About us

Channel 4 Distribution is the in-house TV sales function of Channel 4. We license content to UK & Ireland broadcasters, bringing specialist expertise and knowledge about both market and content.

We operate an efficient ‘one-stop shop’ for broadcasters and producers alike, which brings together programmes from across all our C4 channels.

Our extensive catalogue offers programmes of all vintages. We have a huge archive of shows stretching back to the early days of Channel 4 – including drama and comedy classics as well as famous formatted series. In addition, we work with producers of all shapes and sizes in exploiting some of C4’s most recent titles. Together, this means we’re able to have conversations with UK and Ireland broadcasters about interesting and bespoke packages that can span the breadth of Channel 4’s iconic output.

We’ve sold Channel 4 shows to almost all the major multichannel groups, including BSkyB, Discovery, UKTV, London Live, Viacom, RTE and Scripps Networks.  In fact, you can watch programmes sold by Channel 4 Distribution most evenings on UK television.

So whether you’re a UK broadcaster looking for great brands for your schedule, or a producer who wants to discuss UK sales opportunities for your programmes, just drop the team a line at distribution@channel4.com and we’ll be delighted to speak to you.

Outside of the UK/Ireland? We specialise in domestic sales, so we can’t talk to you about selling C4 programmes for other markets. For recent shows, we suggest you talk to the producer directly in the first instance - names are shown on each programme page. Programmes commissioned by Channel 4 before 2002 will likely be managed by DRG.


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