Channel 4 Learning began in 1993 when the ‘Channel 4 Schools’ television service first began broadcasting. In the subsequent 14 years much has changed in the formal education market, but what has remained a constant is Channel 4 Learning's commitment to providing innovative, curriculum–focused products and services to motivate and inspire teachers and learners.
More than 300 hours of programming broadcast on Channel 4 are enhanced by Channel 4 Learning's range of interactive resources on CD-Rom, DVD, online and other digital platforms.
Our flagship service, called Clipbank was launched in October 2007 to secondary schools across the UK. This cross-curricular digital video library has proven very popular in its first year, covering all major subjects with over 2,000 clips. It supports teachers by bringing the latest & most up-to-date video right into the classroom and engages students with a media that they can relate and respond to.
Channel 4 Learning was acquired by Espresso Education in April 2007.
Channel 4 Learning International
Channel 4 Learning's content is currently distributed worldwide on multiple platforms - broadcast, video, DVD, CD-ROM, online, broadband and other digital platforms - into both formal educational institutions and the home market. Channel 4 Learning's international sales team license and distribute this content through broadcasters, publishers, distributors, agents and Ministries of Education. The team attend all major educational and television trade shows as well as making specific territory visits each year. For further information, or if you wish to become a licensee or distributor of Channel 4 learning's content, please visit our dedicated international website at www.channel4learning.com/international.
The Espresso Group is a market leading group of companies based in the UK dedicated to developing and delivering content, learning platforms and web portal applications to the education markets.
The group consists of three subsidiary businesses:
- Espresso Education, the UK market leader in the provision of video-based digital curriculum services to primary and secondary schools (featuring Espresso Primary, Clipbank and Channel 4 Learning), which includes an international division that licenses and distributes content into more than 40 countries worldwide;
- Netmedia Education, one of the UK’s largest providers of learning platform, web portal and interoperability & identity management services to RBCs, local authorities and schools; and
- Education Media Delivery, the leading online content delivery service for educational software to RBCs, local authorities and schools in the UK.