Assignment 6: TV channel
• Level Chosen: red TV Channels completed: 1.
• _____ All must – be able to complete research, answer questions
and present findings of at least 2 TV stations. (at least one TV
channel with online viewing capabilities) C/D grade and below
• _____ Most should – be able to complete research, answer
questions and present findings of at least 3 TV stations. (at least
one TV channel with online viewing capabilities) C/B grade
• _____ Some could - be able to complete research, answer
questions and present findings of at least 4+ TV stations. (at least
one TV channel with online viewing capabilities) B/A grade and
2. Include a page which identifies your TV channels you will be discussing
• I will be discussing my chosen TV channel
which is Channel 4.
a) General information about the channel including terrestrial and on
• a British public-service television.
• Began in 1982.
• largely commercially self-funded.
• The channel was established to provide a
fourth television service to the United
b) Does the channel have sister channels, what is the difference between it’s
main and sister channels? (sister channels example BBC = BBC1 is one of
their sister channels)
Sister channels What are they for?
4Seven This channel broadcasts shows that were missed the
previous day even though there is an access to ‘on
Film4 Screens films and it offers films in standard definition
free of charge. Viewers must have a paid subscription
with virgin media or Sky.
More4 The channel showed US dramas including The West
wing, showing a season 6 and 7 back to back, from its
sister channel station E4.
E4 Screens comedy or popular American sitcoms such as
Friends (aired for 7 years), the inbetweeners, Scrubs
4Music An entertainment channel that shows music videos
and also does a coverage on V festival & T4 on the
b) Does the channel have sister channels, what is the difference between it’s main and
Sister channels What are they for?
Heat Channel features daily celebrity gossip and only
a 60 minute programmes rounding up weeks
Kerrang! Content is music videos but mainly is for nu-
metal and pop/punk rock. Rock bands music
videos such as Green day and Paramore.
Kiss Music channel which consists of mainstream Hip
hop, dance & R&B.
Magic Mainly based on the radio station ‘magic’ and
plays easy listening music such as Celine Dion.
Smash Hits! The channel broadcasts pop music in shows such
The Box This channel mainly broadcasts music videos
although it features other related programming
c) What kind of TV shows are on this channel? What is it most known for (most successful shows).
Why are they most successful? Provide examples
Big Brother was originally broadcasted
on Channel 4 from 18 July 2000 until 10
number of contestants live in an isolated
house for several weeks, trying to avoid
being evicted by the public with the aim
of winning a large cash prize at the end
of the run.
c) What kind of TV shows are on this channel? What is it most known for (most
successful shows). Why are they most successful? Provide examples
Come Dine With Me is one of the most
successful shows on channel 4 because not
only they do have a UK version but also an
Austrailia and American version.
d) Who is the target audience for this channel? You may have to identify different
audiences at different times. Provide examples of how you know they are target
audience; use TV shows as evidence.
Target Audience for
Example for target
Example of how
you know they are
Example of TV shows
Age 16-34, because
the channels aired
on this channel can
be informative such
news for people
who want to keep
up to date with
current affairs and
also airs films on the
• Ade Adepitan:
Journey of My
• Food Unwrapped
e) How does this channel compare to other channels?
• Channel 4 in contrast to other channels shows
the news, documentaries, films on the
weekend, cooking programmes such as come
dine with me and game shows such as the
Million pound drop.
f) What kind of documentaries are shown on this channel? Why? What time?
To what type of audience? Provide examples for all.
Type of documentary: Why? What time? To what
type of audience?
Examples of screen grabs:
Educating Yorkshire • It’s humorous because it
shows what its like to
grow up or work in a
• Target audience is 16-45
Don't Blame Facebook • Informative about the
strength of social media
and how you have to be
cautious on the things you
Hitler's Rise: The Colour
• Informative and for
people who are interested
in history and politics.
g) How does this channel’s type of documentaries compare to other
Shows that C4 has a large audience
within the age range of 16-34 in
contrast to other channels because
it has different types of TV
programmes that appeal to that