Advanced Television


Media Bill set to boost UK PSBs

Britain’s biggest broadcasters will get new privileges and freedoms to make more hit shows and better compete with global streaming giants under new draft legislation. The government claims the draft Media Bill will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) – the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV and S4C – to unleash their potential to […]

March 29, 2023By Colin Mann

S4C, NFTS Cymru Wales announce writers scheme

S4C and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) have announced details of a brand-new screenwriting course which is designed to help writers develop their cinematic voice in the Welsh language. The six-month O’r Sgript i’r Sinema course, funded by Creative Wales, will allow participants to hone their writing skills for the big screen – from the initial concept through to […]

March 9, 2023

ITV, S4C sign up to Coalition for Change

ITV and S4C are the latest UK broadcasters to sign up to the TV Coalition for Change (CFC), the body seeking to improve working conditions for freelancers in the UK TV industry. They join some of the biggest names in UK broadcasting including Channel 4, BBC, Sky, UKTV, Channel 5 and Prime Video amon others. […]

February 15, 2023

Aria Studios opens in North Wales

Aria Studios, a brand new 20,000 square foot facility, fully soundproofed film and television studio, has opened in North Wales. Located on the doorstep of the region of Eryri (Snowdonia), the facility has been established by Rondo Media and S4C’s commercial arm S4C Digital Media Limited, with the support of the Welsh Government through Creative […]

January 26, 2023

Netflix acquires Welsh-language series from S4C

Abacus Media Rights has sold S4C’s Welsh-language crime caper, Dal y Mellt, to Netflix. This will be the first Welsh-language drama licensed on Netflix and will stream this April in the UK. Dal y Mellt (which translates to  ‘Rough Cut‘) was released in October 2022 on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer, garnering critical acclaim and proving […]

January 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare

S4C attracting younger audience

Welsh language broadcaster S4C reports it has succeeded in increasing its share of younger viewers. Data compiled by the channel over the past nine months reveals that its share of viewing among younger audiences (16-44) is the highest that it has been since 2008. The channel also experienced a 35 per cent increase in its prime time […]

January 12, 2023

Welsh broadcasters face MP questioning

Senior leaders at S4C, ITV Cymru Wales and BBC Cymru Wales will be giving evidence to the Welsh Affairs Committee of the UK’s House of Commons as MPs hold a second evidence session exploring the future of broadcasting in Wales. From the role of public service broadcasting to the growth of on-demand and subscription services, […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

S4C announces celebrity Gogglebocs Dolig

S4C, the public broadcaster and Welsh language television channel, has confirmed the commission of Gogglebocs Dolig, a one-off celebrity Christmas special for the Christmas schedule, featuring some of the much-loved Gogglebocs Cymru cast joined by some famous faces for the special.  Gogglebocs Dolig will be produced by leading Welsh indies Chwarel and Cwmni Da who earlier this year won the tender […]

December 6, 2022

S4S Venture, BDMI lead Series B investment in Tenovos

Tenovos, the modern data-first digital asset management (DAM) company, has raised a $10 million (€9.7m) Series B investment led by S4S Ventures, a venture capital fund backed by shareowners of S4Capital, Stanhope Capital Group, and BDMI, part of Bertelsmann’s corporate venture arm Bertelsmann Investments. Existing investors including Progress Ventures, Revel Partners and Dublin Capital took […]

November 21, 2022

S4C hires England

S4C, the Welsh-language broadcaster, has announced another new hiring to bolster the creative refresh within the Channel’s ongoing commissioning strategy. Iwan England, a recent graduate of the Factual Fast Track training scheme funded by the BBC, Channel 4 and S4C, has been confirmed in the newly created position as Head of Unscripted. The remit for this senior commissioning […]

October 26, 2022