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Katz: “Profit-driven C4 could leave hole in Britain”

Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Ian Katz, speaking at the Wales Screen Summit, declared out-of-London producers “the most important voices in the privatisation debate” as he reminded the industry that the Government White Paper makes no commitment to the nations and regions under a private owner. In an interview following his keynote speech, Katz said there remains a “long legislative […]

June 16, 2022

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

Afanti makes The Perfect Pitch with Channel 4

Afanti Media’s The Perfect Pitch has been greenlit for a second series of the 15x 30-minute episodes for Channel 4 daytime it was announced at Wales Screen Summit. The warm and funny series, which received support from the Welsh Government via Creative Wales, follows a revolving cast of British families as they explore Britain in […]

June 16, 2022

BBC’s Lost Boys and Fairies to be filmed in Wales

BBC Drama and BBC Cymru Wales have announced a new drama co-commission titled Lost Boys and Fairies. Leeds-based indie Duck Soup Films will produce as their first commission for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The 4×60’ drama series is created and written by Welsh writer Daf James. The series follows Gabriel, a singer and artiste-extraordinaire […]

June 16, 2022

New £12m movie production fund for Wales

More support will be available for Welsh film thanks to a new and simplified Welsh Government funding package which will help create quality jobs in the sector and generate at least £12 million (€13.9m) for the Welsh economy over the next two years, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, has announced. Bowden made […]

June 15, 2022

Drew McIntyre learns Welsh ahead of WWE Clash at the Castle

Ahead of the WWE premium live event, Clash at the Castle, in Cardiff this September, Superstar Drew McIntyre recently teamed with Welsh musician, Tara Bandito, for his very own Welsh language lesson. McIntyre brushed up on his Welsh language skills at none other than Cardiff Castle, learning Welsh language translations and pronunciations for words like […]

June 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

4.6m watch Wales beat Ukraine on ITV

ITV’s coverage of the World Cup play-off between Wales and Ukraine on June 5th peaked with 4.6 million viewers. An average of 2.3 million viewers and 17 per cent audience share watched as a deflected Gareth Bale free kick won the game 1-0 for Wales, who now claim a place in the World Cup Finals […]

June 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Championship Boxing on BBC Wales, iPlayer

BBC Wales will present live coverage of  night of Championship Boxing, showcasing some of the best young fighters from around Wales, on May 28th. The fight night, which takes place at the LC Swansea, will feature three title fights, with coverage from the event presented by Jason Mohammad and Polly James broadcast live on BBC […]

May 13, 2022

Viaplay scores home nations football package in UK

Viaplay and UEFA have entered a four-year partnership in the UK for Viaplay to show at least 40 exclusive live matches featuring the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish men’s national football teams respectively. Starting in 2024, fans will be able to follow all European Qualifiers to the UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup played by […]

April 27, 2022