Sean Collins is the Channel Manager for Channel 4 in the Content Strategy & Planning team. Sean is responsible for creating the most innovative and competitive schedules for Channel 4, optimising content planning and investment decisions across linear & streaming services. He works closely with the Director of Content Strategy & Planning and other senior leaders to help shape the commissioning strategy for C4, ensuring that creative, editorial and performance objectives are met.
The Content Strategy & Planning team at C4 are responsible for the long-term channel strategy and liaise with the commissioning teams to ensure the best ideas are nurtured within the schedule. The department also includes the Acquisitions team, and Sean works closely with Head of Acquisitions, Polly Scates, on C4’s acquired factual strategy. Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo.
Prior to his current role, Sean has worked at various UK broadcasters including Channel 5, BSkyB, UKTV and ITV, in roles across Scheduling, Content Strategy and Content Research.