Sunak to spare Channel 4 privatisation

Rishi Sunak is poised to abandon the controversial privatisation of Channel 4 as the newly appointed prime minister looks to reduce the burden of an extensive legislative programme.
The latest attempt to privatise the broadcaster, which this week celebrated its 40th anniversary, began under Sunak’s predecessor but one Boris Johnson. Sunak had initially given his support to the proposals during his unsuccessful leadership bid in the summer. He believed that Channel 4 needed private funding in order to compete against the deep pockets of Amazon, Disney and Netflix.

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