S4C – the national television channel for Wales – has launched on OTT platform TVPlayer, making it available to a wider audience throughout the UK.
TVPlayer has proven itself to be the fastest growing mobile TV service in the UK, having grown by a million users since it launched at the beginning 2014. The addition of S4C brings the number of TV channels on the TVPlayer platform to 35. S4C is available from May 1 in the Entertainment Pack, together with channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
S4C is the only Welsh language channel in the world providing a mix of entertainment, drama, sport, factual and cultural programming across a variety of platforms, including specific services for children and younger viewers. The channel has gained recognition for highly acclaimed dramas, including the talked about detective series Y Gwyll / Hinterland – broadcast first on S4C in autumn 2013 and is currently being shown on BBC Four. S4C’s current drama series, 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) has also received wide praise.
Elin Morris, S4C Director of Corporate and Commercial Policy, said that TVPlayer offered a new way of accessing the channel, with the TVPlayer app giving people the freedom to watch on a wide variety of mobile devices. “This provides an additional way for audiences to find and enjoy S4C’s content,” she advised.
Lewis Arthur, Platform Manager for TVPlayer, added that TVPlayer increased channel reach via multiplatform viewing opportunities across web, mobile and tablet.
TVPlayer can be watched online at www.tvplayer.com and can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. S4C is one of a series of new channels joining TVPlayer this summer.