Channel 4’s Locke Latest To Leave

Channel 4’s multi-platform commissioner Matt Locke has left the broadcaster, NMA says.

We had known for some time that Locke was due to leave but, when we asked C4 in January, it denied it.


Locke had overseen projects like Battlefront and The Million Pound Drop.

After six years at the BBC, Locke had become C4’s new media commissioner for education, the broadcaster having decided to cut its education spend in TV and invest it online. Last year, he became cross-platform commissioner.

But C4 has been in both reorganisation and retrenchment, with the former future media division effectively dissolved, leading to its head Jon Gisby’s exit, ahead of the departure of the latest education commissioner, Alice Taylor. C4 has iced its 4iP investment arm.

NMA: “A Channel 4 spokeswoman said Locke has left to work as a consultant on digital media projects.”