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Wales: Media Cymru Innovation Pipeline makes £10k available to creators

Creative freelancers and SMEs in the Cardiff Capital Region and across Wales with an idea for new products, services or experiences in the media sector can apply for up to £10,000 of seed funding, thanks to the launch of the Media Cymru Innovation Pipeline. Applications for the first Media Cymru Seed Fund round open on […]

January 24, 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

Welsh MPs to question Netflix

Netflix is to give evidence to a broadcasting in Wales inquiry being conducted by the UK House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee The session will focus on video-on-demand services. MPs will hear from representatives from Netflix and the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA). Netflix recently produced its comedy-drama series Sex Education in […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

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

Isaac named BBC Wales Head of News

BBC Wales has announced that Delyth Isaac has been appointed as the new Head of News and Current Affairs. In this role she will lead the development of all news and current affairs services on digital, radio and television. She leads a team of journalists based across Wales and in Westminster. Rhuanedd Richards, Director BBC […]

December 21, 2022

Data: World Cup boosts streaming app installs

Mobile marketing analytics platform, Adjust, and app intelligence provider, Apptopia, have released data on streaming app installs, sessions and session lengths pertaining to FIFA World Cup. Key insights include: Streaming app installs spiked globally during opening day. The start of the FIFA World Cup took place on November 20th and it was one of the […]

December 6, 2022

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

BBC: 18.7m watch Wales vs England; iPlayer record

The BBC’s coverage of the Group B FIFA World Cup match between Wales and England on November 29th was watched by a peak audience of 18.7 million across TV, iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. This figure, which accounts for viewers across TV and other devices, is the biggest UK audience of the World Cup so […]

November 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC boosts regional industries

A report shows how the BBC boosts the growth of creative industries across the UK. Research, conducted by PwC, shows a 15 per cent increase in the BBC’s local footprint doubles the rate of growth of the surrounding creative industries over time. Creative hubs in Salford, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast and Birmingham have seen a considerable […]

November 22, 2022

Little Door expands executive team

Wales based, independent production company Little Door Productions, the producer behind BBC drama, The Pact, are expanding their executive team with newly created roles for Bethan Jones (Playground) and Beth Grant (BBC). Little Door Productions was founded in 2019 by CEO Elwen Rowlands and COO Hayley Manning. Jones joins Little Door as Executive Producer. An […]

November 15, 2022