Broadband Content Bits: 4iP Delayed, FYI Radio Grant, BBC Young Ones

imageChannel 4: The £50 million 4iP digital investment fund, to which C4 is contributing £20 million, has delayed its launch from the planned July to September. Spokesman told MediaWeek: “It is such a huge project, it is taking longer than expected.” C4 nations and regions director Stuart Cosgrave: “We are looking to officially launch in September. By then, hopefully, the contracts will all be in place.” The fund is seeking online investments with a public purpose.

FYI Radio: A small but important award – FYI Radio, which is a queer-culture live radio show and a podcast produced around Pride London, has received £4,000 from European Youth In Action to upgrade its website and develop user-generated content. The brand will relaunch in September and “aims to be completely user-generated” so is inviting contributions from listeners.

Young Ones: BBC Worldwide is making a big deal out of the fact it’s done a deal with iTunes Store that gets the 80s BBC comedy The Young Ones on to the download platform. BBCWW shows already had carriage on iTunes so, though it wasn’t stated, it seems rights issues had delayed this show’s inclusion until now. Episodes will cost £1.89 to own.