Part of the Channel 4 network, E4 focuses primarily on entertainment with its target audience falling between the 15 – 35 age bracket. Its programming consists of imported US shows as well as UK dramas.
History/about the channel in general: As a channel dedicated to entertainment, E4 broadcasts some of the network’s most popular shows including reality series, comedy shows and teen dramas. Additional features of the channel include, video clips (based on the channel’s most entertaining, popular shows), games, quizzes and online competitions in which viewers can participate with the opportunity to win prizes. Viewers can also upload their own videos (although they must adhere to E4’s specific guidelines). E4 also provides users with online access to a selection of full episodes shown on the network.
Main programs of E4
Made In Chelsea: A reality TV series which details the lives of young and affluent residents of Chelsea, one of London’s wealthiest suburbs.
Misfits: A television series which focuses on the adventures of a group of young offenders who gain supernatural powers during an electrical storm, while carrying out their sentence working on a community service programme.
Smallville: This popular award winning series focuses on a young Clark Kent and the challenges he faces as he seeks to understand the unique abilities which make him different while facing off against his adversaries.
Skins: A teen drama series focusing on the lives of young Sixth Formers in Bristol, England and their relationships with each other and their families. The show also touches on serious issues which may affect young people, such as parental neglect, alcohol abuse and drug use.
Other programs: 2 Broke Girls, Bob’s Burgers, Charlie’s Angels, The Big Bang Theory, etc.
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