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   The  Commission has decided to approve the new funding  arrangements  for
   the  independent  British  television station  Channel  4.  It  has  also
   approved  two  UK  schemes for supporting the  production  of  television
   programmes in two minority languages, Welsh and Gaelic.
   Channel 4 is to be given a financial safety net guaranteeing it a certain
   advertising  revenue.  The intention is to avoid the danger that  head-on
   competition for advertising with Channel 3 (ITV) might dilute the quality
   of  its broadcasts.  The Commission considers the measures to support  TV
   programming of quality and in minority languages as fully in keeping with
   the Community's broadcasting policy.
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