David Abraham

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Viewers say Channel 4’s Bake Off is best, head of broadcaster tells MPs
CEO David Abraham says new version of BBC show has exceeded financial goals and rejects claims the presenters are ‘old hat’

Mark Sweney

24, Oct, 2017 @4:03 PM

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Channel 4 chief David Abraham receives record pay package
Broadcaster defends award and looks to forthcoming shows such as The Great British Bake Off to recover audience share

Mark Sweney

13, Jul, 2017 @5:50 AM

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Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down
Broadcaster accidentally reveals boss’s resignation after seven years in tweet

Mark Sweney

14, Mar, 2017 @3:30 PM

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Channel 4 boss attacks government interference after board veto
David Abraham criticises decision to reject only minority candidate and failure to clarify broadcaster’s future

Jane Martinson

01, Dec, 2016 @7:24 PM

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Maggie Brown to write up-to-date Channel 4 history
Book will explore how the broadcaster has fared since dropping Big Brother

Roy Greenslade

21, Jun, 2016 @10:26 AM

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Channel 4’s David Abraham: why wreck a winning formula with privatisation?
Public service broadcaster has a remit that works and it could not be matched if it is forced to please shareholders

David Abraham

08, May, 2016 @5:46 PM

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Partial Channel 4 sell-off 'would leave it with Two Weddings and Half a Funeral'
Broadcaster’s chief executive, David Abraham, warns against privatisation, saying it can compete with Netflix and Amazon ‘in a world-beating manner’

John Plunkett

23, Mar, 2016 @10:09 AM

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Channel 4 chief hits out at critics calling for privatisation
David Abraham singles out former C4 executives Michael Grade and Luke Johnson for changing their opinion on the broadcaster’s funding model

Mark Sweney

08, Mar, 2016 @4:00 PM

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Channel 4 News in current form 'unlikely to survive privatisation'
Outgoing chair Terry Burns adds that sell-off wouldn’t be particularly attractive to government and uncertainty over channel’s future has been ‘disruptive’

Jasper Jackson

01, Dec, 2015 @3:25 PM

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Privatised Channel 4 would need profits of £200m a year, says chief executive
David Abraham says TV schedule would need to be packed with entertainment shows to be commercially viable

Mark Sweney Jasper Jackson and John Plunkett

13, Oct, 2015 @10:16 AM

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Jon Snow defends high pay for Channel 4's top executives
News presenter says broadcaster’s public service status is vital if it is to continue covering stories such as those recognised in the One World Media Awards

Jasper Jackson

19, Jun, 2015 @6:34 AM

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Channel 4 chief takes home £855,000 as audience share hits 31-year low
Broadcaster defends maximum bonuses for David Abraham and other top executives, claiming it has achieved ‘creative excellence and commercial stability’

Jane Martinson and Mark Sweney

09, Jun, 2015 @5:24 PM

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