December 6 for Channel’s video on demand service

Channel 4 has finally named the date for 4oD, its adventurous Video on Demand service: December 6th. Alongside its entire current output, it’ll also be providing 500 hours of archive material. Costs will be 99p to rent a show or nearly £2 to buy it, with a monthly subscription scheme starting in February. You’ve until April before the ads start…


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.