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UK Government moves forward to privatise iconic news broadcaster

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The UK government has announced that it wants to privatise Channel 4.

The network, which broadcasts programmes including Gogglebox and Countdown, could be privatised under a plan to “sell off” the company.

Launched in 1982, Channel 4 is a government-owned TV broadcaster, made up of 12 channels in total, including a streaming service called “All 4.”

Channel 4 to become a private company under new plans by the UK government

Declining traditional TV market

Instead of receiving public funding like the BBC, Channel 4 earns its revenue through advertising.

Downing Street says that because TV advertising revenues are declining, along with traditional TV viewing, Channel 4 is being held back from competing with other TV services.

It says it wants to sell Channel 4 to a private company.

Many media critics have stated a privatisation of the network could risk the quality of content put to air, while some of the network’s own talent – Channel 4 stars Matt Lucas and Kirstie Allsopp are among the figures who have raised concerns about the government’s plan.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Kayne reacts to ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt backlash

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It’s been a massive week for Kayne West after he stirred the pot with his fashion show

He stepped out wearing this ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt and social media went nuts.

The 45-year-old rapper sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson to discuss the shirt and his views on controversial topics like abortion.

West says wearing the shirt “was funny and talked to Carlson about supporting Donald Trump.

The rapper was the former president’s most famous supporter and didn’t shy away from wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat in public.

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High school teacher charged for allegedly sending nudes to a student

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A teacher has been charged after allegedly sending nudes to one of her students

44-year-old April Viney is facing two charges with two felony counts of the dissemination of obscenity.

The online high school student claimed the teacher sent a nude photo and video to them.

Before her arrest, witnesses were interviewed and the teacher’s phone and social media accounts were investigated.

After posting a $50,000 bond she has since been released to her home.

Viney has been teaching since at least 2002 and has been suspended without pay.

She had been teaching English at West Iredell High School in North Carolina since 2019.

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Why a famous 1800’s painting is leaving the internet confused

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A famous painting from 1860 has left the internet very confused

People are asking why the woman in the artwork is holding something, which looks like a smartphone.

The piece is known as ‘The Expected One’ and was painted by an Australian artist.

As the woman walks down a path, she can be seen bending her neck and reading off something that looks like a smartphone device.

Of course, phones as we know them didn’t land in our hands for another 147 years.

Some online users believe the woman could be a time traveller, while others want to know how she ended up with an iPhone.

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