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After a seven-year tenure in which he has piloted some of the most significant acts in the broadcaster’s history, David Abraham is to step down as Channel 4 chief executive by the end of 2017.

channel 4 abraham 17 March 2017Under Abraham’s leadership the Channel has delivered record revenues, record programme investment, creative renewal and digital innovation, such as the blossoming of the All 4 video-on-demand (VOD) service. Abraham will remain in role until a new chief executive has been appointed, after which he will embark on personal plans to launch a media enterprise in 2018.

“I had three priorities when I joined Channel 4 in 2010: to build an independently sustainable business while still delivering strongly to our public remit; to assemble a team capable of delivering creative renewal post-Big Brother; and to become world leaders in digital and data innovation,” Abraham remarked. “After several successive years of positive momentum and with revenues now of c£1 billion, investment in content of £700 million and sustained creative performance, I have decided that 2017 is the right year for me to hand over this important public job to my successor.”