Ofcom says Channel 4 news and current affairs commitments will remain unchanged to 2025

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Channel 4’s news output has been safeguarded for another decade under the terms of its new broadcasting licence which starts in 2015.

Ofcom has said that existing Channel 4 public service broadcasting commitments for news and current affairs will remain in place. This means that quota for 208 hours peak time news and current affairs coverage a year will continue.

It has however suggested that commitments for Channel 4 to commission programmes for schools and programmes outside England may be reduced.

Read the full proposals for Ofcom on Channel 4's new 2015-2225 broadcasting licence here.

The news comes as Ofcom has proposed allowing ITV to cut its regional news programming by a third.

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