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2. E4 remit Channel 4's primary purpose is the fulfilment of its public service remit, which is defined in the 2003 Communications Act. This states that "the public service remit for Channel 4 is the provision of a broad range of high quality and diverse programming which, in particular: (a) demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programmes; (b) appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society; (c) makes a significant contribution to meeting the need for the licensed public service channels to include programmes of an educational nature and other programmes of educative value; and (d) exhibits a distinctive character." The remit was updated by the 2010 Digital Economy Act, which, in addition to the above, requires Channel 4 to participate in a broader range of activities. The Digital Economy Act 2010 requires Channel 4 to participate in: the making of a broad range of relevant media content of high quality that, taken as a whole, appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society; the making of high quality films intended to be shown to the general public at the cinema in the United Kingdom; the broadcasting and distribution of such content and films; the making of relevant media content that consists of news and current affairs; the making of relevant media content that appeals to the tastes and interests of older children and young adults; the broadcasting or distribution by means of electronic communications networks of feature films that reflect cultural activity in the United Kingdom (including third party films), and the broadcasting or distribution of relevant media content by means of a range of different types of electronic communications networks. In addition, Channel 4 must also: promote measures intended to secure that people are well informed and motivated to participate in society in a variety of ways; support the development of people with creative talent, in particular people involved in the film industry and at the start of their careers; support and stimulate well-informed debate on a wide range of issues, including by providing access to information and views from around the world and by challenging established views; promote alternative views and new perspectives, and provide access to material that is intended to inspire people to make changes in their lives. 3. E4 shows a variety of genres on their channel with the aim to please a range of audience types, as shown in the image their categories range from Comedy to science nature and the environment.Psychographics and Demographics; Above I have shown just some of the programmes shown by E4, I believe that due to the mass production of comedy and reality TV programmes produced and aired by E4 that the main target audience to the channel would by 16+. Programmes such as The Big Bang Theory and Misfits are very popular among teenage/ young audience groups and have large fan bases meaning the members of these fan bases will become attracted to other shows, perhaps of a different genre, aired by E4. 4. E4 drama press releases.Misfits The show features a hot young cast of emerging acting talent Robert Sheehan (Red Riding), Iwan Rheon (Spring Awakening), Lauren Socha (The Unloved) Nathan Stewart Jarrett (The History Boys) and newcomer Antonia Thomas. Party-girl Alisha (Thomas) can send anyone into a sexual frenzy with just a single touch; hardas-nails Kelly (Socha) can hear peoples thoughts; one-time sporting hero Curtis (Jarrett) discovers that he has the ability to turn back time; and even painfully shy Simon (Rheon) can make himself invisible which is what he has always felt. These transformations make things even more painful for smart-aleck Nathan (Sheehan), the only member of the ASBO gang who appears unaffected by the storm. The biggest mystery about him remains how he got his community service order in the first place all that anyone knows is there was a mysterious incident involving some pick n mix Unlike their more conventional superhero counterparts, they dont trade in their Reebok classics and ankle tags for capes and tights. Instead, they discover just how tough life can be when youre harnessed with a superpower that you didnt want in the first place. That and the fact youve got a curfew order The series is the first major commission for writer Howard Overman (Merlin, Hustle). Upcoming directors Tom Green and Tom Harper take the helm.Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). Channel 4 will premiere Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Friday 27th September at 8pm. Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt says; "Like the Superhero universe from which it has come, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is big, bold and absolutely exhilarating. Featuring the production values youd expect from Marvel and ABC Studios, this is family entertainment at its most exciting. 5. Itv remit ITV is a commercial public service TV network in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1955 as Independent Television under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (ITA, then after the Sound Broadcasting Act 1972, Independent Broadcasting Authority, now Ofcom) to provide competition to the BBC, it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, the number 3 having no real meaning other than to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC 1, BBC 2 and Channel 4. In part, the number 3 was assigned as televisions would usually be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, the other stations being allocated to the number within their name. ITV is a network of television channels that operate regional television services as well as sharing programmes between each other to be displayed on the entire network. In recent years, several of these companies have merged so currently the fifteen franchises are in the hands of three companies. For over 50 years of ITV, the home-grown programmes have become the best loved and remembered as well as being extremely successful. Before the 1990s, nearly all of the content for the channel was produced by the fifteen franchise licensees: the regional companies. 6. Categorization.Psychographics and Demographics.ITV just like E4 show a large range of genres on the channel. They show Reality TV programmes such as The only way is Essex, Comedy Talk shows such as Celebrity Juice and also Dramas such as The Vampire Diaries, which is also categorized as a sci-fi. This shows them to have a large range of diverse programmes.Officially ITV1 is a public service broadcaster meaning they produce programmes for the widest possible range of viewers. They broadcast shows such as Coronation street which within itself appeals to a wide range of audience members, but also they show things such as The vampire diaries which would be more likely to appeal to an audience ranging from 15-25. 7. ITV drama press releases.PROM NIGHT IN MYSTIC FALLS After making a decision that infuriates Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) proposes a lifechanging challenge for Rebekah (Claire Holt). Caroline (Caroline Accola) finds that her carefully laid plans for the perfect Senior Prom night are disrupted by Elena (Nina Dobrev), so she turns to an amused Klaus for a solution. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) both attend the prom, but the evening begins to spiral out of control despite their efforts. When Elena suddenly lashes out in a way no one could have predicted, Matt (Zach Roerig) turns to Rebekah for help. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes a terrifying discovery, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything. J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Neil Reynolds & Caroline Dries (#419). Broadchurch is a new drama series by Kudos Film and Television for ITV. The star-studded cast includes David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Vicky McClure, Pauline Quirke and Arthur Darvill. Broadchurch is written and created by Chris Chibnall (United, Law and Order: UK) and explores what happens to a small community in Dorset when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation, following the tragic and mysterious death of an eleven year old boy under the glare of the media spotlight. Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer (Oskar McNamara) has been found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may have fallen. While his death remains unresolved, the picturesque seaside town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy. 8. BBC remit 1. Represent the different nations, regions and communities to the rest of the UK. Across the range of its network output, the BBC should portray and celebrate the range of cultures and communities across the UK at national, regional and local level. 2. Cater for the different nations, regions and communities of the UK. The BBC should provide a range of output, including original content, designed to meet the needs of the nations, regions and communities of the UK. 3. Bring people together for shared exper