C4 Mulls Paid Shows Again, Sees Newspaper Club Doing Well

Two bits and bobs from Horseferry Road…

— “We need to look at charging,” content director Kevin Lygo told The Media Festival (via Guardian.co.uk). “If you have a successful show like Skins or Peep Show, why shouldn’t we put the first episode out and then, through iPhones or whatever, say if you want to see the next episodes you can pay?” C4 launched the pioneering 4oD catchup service with charges (£0.99-1.99 per show) but has now sensibly abandoned them. Still, this might make sense away from the desktop.

— 4iP investor Dan Heaf takes an opportunity to big-up 4iP portfolio company Newspaper Club: “They