Welcome to Commissioning

Welcome to 4Commissioning. This website outlines what you need to know about working with Channel 4, from how to pitch ideas, to who's who within the genre teams, to the nuts and bolts of production and delivery.

Access services

Following intensive engineering work and collaboration with our partners, Channel 4 is now able to provide subtitles on our main channels for viewers on Sky, Virgin Media and Freeview as well as when streaming on Channel 4 and Channel4.com

If a programme that you have produced has been affected by these issues, a member of the commissioning team will be in touch with you to inform you of the issues relating to your programme.

If you have any questions please check with your Commissioning Editor in the first instance, or contact us on 4Producers@channel4.co.uk.

Updates will be posted on this page. In the meantime, click here to read more about this issue.


The 4Producers section of the website is the home for commissioning briefs. Click here to find out more about the 4Producers section, or click on '4Producers' in the menu at the top of this page to browse the individual genre briefings.

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Producers handbook

The Producers Handbook is a standalone website that contains key information about creating content for Channel 4, including Ofcom regulations, and the Channel 4 Code of Conduct for suppliers. 

Creative contract

Please click here to read our Creative Contract which outlines our commitments to you. If you have any further questions about working with Channel 4, please contact the Head of Indie Relations, Rebecca Thompson on rthompson@channel4.co.uk.

Using this website

To make sure that we are inclusive and accessible to all, the information in this section may be made available in a different format on request. 

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or have any other questions please contact producersupport@channel4.co.uk


For Channel 4's Diversity Guidelines, click HERE.

Sustainable production

Channel 4 is committed to achieving net zero carbon and as of 1st March 2022 it is mandatory that all productions complete albert’s Carbon Action Plan.  

To find out about your responsibilities as a Producer, and some of the resources available to help you achieve carbon neutrality please click HERE.


For Information on how to submit your ideas to us, click HERE.

To find out more about funds from our New Commissioning Briefs, click HERE.