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Welsh language opera for Channel 4

Channel 4 and S4C have co-commissioned Cardiff based production company Afanti Media, to co-produce with OPRA Cymru the first ever musical adaptation in the Welsh language, it was announced at Wales Screen Summit by Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer, Channel 4. S4C and Channel 4 will be creating a film production of Un Nos Ola […]

June 16, 2022

Wales confirms first Screen Summit

Cardiff will play host to the inaugural Wales Screen Summit (WSS)/Copa Cyfryngau Cymru, on the 15thand 16th June 2022. This leading industry event will showcase the incredibly rich and diverse productions happening in Wales, as well as tackling some of the industry’s biggest issues and threats. Compelling panels featuring channel bosses, award-winning directors, commissioning editors and development producers will ensure the […]

May 26, 2022

Broadcasters unite on inclusion passports

Seven of the UK’s main broadcasters have come together to create access and inclusion ‘passports’ that will remove barriers and support better inclusion of disabled people and other colleagues at work. Channel 4, ITV, BBC, STV, UKTV, S4C and Paramount UK have consulted to agree a similar approach which will see broadcasters encouraging staff to […]

March 9, 2022

Griffin-Williams S4C Chief Content Officer

S4C has appointed LLinos Griffin-Williams as its new Chief Content Officer. Her appointment will play a key part in the Welsh broadcaster’s wider strategy to make S4C more visible in the Global Market and drive the channel in a new direction in terms of talent and commercial opportunity. Griffin-Williams was formerly Creative Director of Cardiff based independent production […]

March 7, 2022

Wales: FTA partnership for Six Nations

The BBC, ITV and S4C have secured the rights Six Nations rugby in Wales. Under the agreement, which starts in 2022 and ends after the 2025 Championships, the BBC will broadcast all of Wales’ home matches as Wayne Pivac’s men prepare to take on Scotland, France and Italy at the Principality Stadium. The BBC also […]

February 4, 2022

Dorries confirms licence fee freeze

Following suggestions that such an announcement was imminent, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed the TV licence fee will remain at £159 (€190) until 2024 and then rise in line with inflation for the following four years. The plans for the new licence fee settlement cover a period of six years and will take effect […]

January 18, 2022By Colin Mann

S4C’s digital broadcasting strategy is winning in Wales

When it comes to reaching OTT and social media audiences, Welsh public broadcaster, S4C, is showing how to harness the power of digital broadcasting. The Carmarthen-based broadcaster is delivering content faster than most other media outlets and in addition to localising it in Welsh, they are publishing on more than 100 digital channels micro-targeted to […]

September 7, 2021

Ofcom calls for UK broadcasting laws overhaul

Traditional UK broadcasting is unlikely to survive in the online world, unless broadcasting laws and regulation are overhauled and broadcasters speed up their transformation for the digital age, concludes regulator Ofcom in its Small Screen: Big Debate review of public service broadcasting (PSB). Ofcom is looking at how to strengthen and maintain PSB for the […]

December 8, 2020By Colin Mann