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26/04/2001

CHANNEL 5 PUBLISH STATEMENT OF INTENT

CHANNEL 5 Chief Executive, Dawn Airey, reaffirmed the Channel's commitment as public service broadcasters following the publication of their Statement of Intent for 2001.
Airey said: "Channel 5 aims to find new ways of looking at popular access to television and to provide a point of difference in style and content to that of the other broadcasters. Our output is modern, contemporary and straightforward.
"In the key public service genres of: news, current affairs, documentaries, education, arts religion, children and drama we aim to be a real alternative - not just a pale imitation of the other channels.
"We are the only terrestrial channel to offer viewers news on the hour in peak time seven days a week as well as the only channel where every week day evening there is a movie. 5 News is full of facts, upbeat in tone and less formal than its main rivals. We are nimble with fast turn around documentary and current affairs programmes and our children's output is widely acclaimed." (CD)

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