Michelle Donelan, the new UK Culture Secretary, has said she would re-evaluate the plan to privatise Channel 4 in an interview with the BBC.
Donelan told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning: “We’re looking especially at the business case for the sale of Channel 4 and we’re making sure that we still agree with that decision.”
She added: “I’m the type of politician that bases their decisions on evidence, that bases their decisions on listening, and that’s what I’ll be doing over the coming weeks.”
The proposed privatisation of the broadcaster has been criticised across the media and advertising industry following a public consultation which overwhelmingly argued against it.
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