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Filming starts on S4C crime drama Cleddau

S4C has announced that filming has started on Cleddau/The One That Got Away; a new, six-part, drama series that combines a gripping murder mystery with an electrifying love story. The series from BlackLight Television (a Banijay UK company) in collaboration with Banijay Rights, is being filmed in Welsh for S4C for broadcast in late 2024, […]

December 4, 2023

Fired S4C CEO pushes back

Sian Doyle, the fired chief executive of Welsh-language public broadcaster S4C, has criticised her dismissal by chairman Rhodri Williams as “an unprecedented lack of governance for a public body”. Doyle was sacked following an investigation into allegations of “bullying and a toxic culture” at the channel. Doyle released a statement on November 24th in which […]

November 27, 2023

Uswitch reveals UK regions with best and worst 4G

While Nokia plans to launch the first mobile network on the moon, reliable 4G coverage is still difficult to come by in certain areas of the UK – as the Isles of Scilly may be the worst UK region for 4G coverage, according to analysis by Uswitch. This region records no indoor premises with a […]

November 23, 2023

Report: Doctor Who boosted creative industries in Wales

A BBC report reveals that the Doctor Who series contributed approximately £134.6 million (€154.7m) in gross value added (GVA) to the Welsh economy between 2004 and 2021. Released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi TV series, the report also shows that for every £1 of direct economic output (GVA) generated by the […]

November 23, 2023

S4C International new Content Fund goes live

S4C’s International’s inaugural Commercial Content Fund is up and running, and actively looking for projects and partners in Wales and Internationally. The fund was set up to support projects that are ambitious and appealing to international audiences. The aim is to share Wales’ unique culture and storytelling capabilities with the world whilst providing a boost to the creative […]

October 10, 2023

Data: Rugby World Cup addressable audience spikes

Both England and Wales successfully qualifying for the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup has seen a significant spike in addressable audience size, according to data from adtech firm Quantcast. The data shows that 7.31 million devices have engaged with English rugby, closely followed by Welsh rugby content at 6.03 million – almost twice […]

October 6, 2023

S4C International sales partnership with Axiom Media

S4C International has appointed Axiom Media as its exclusive sales representative for advertising and sponsorship. S4C, Wales’ national broadcaster, is a Welsh language television channel that shows over 115 hours a week of programmes including news, drama, documentaries, music, entertainment and children’s programmes. The partnership will come into effect on January 1st 2024. The deal will see Axiom selling all […]

October 2, 2023

Franses joins S4C as advisor

S4C Digital Media Limited has appointed Laura Franses as Advisor to the Commercial Growth Fund. This new fund, launches from October, as part of S4C’s commercial strategy and will provide funding in exchange for equity to Welsh companies which have high growth potential and are aligned with S4C’s aims. This offers investment monies to boost Welsh creative businesses […]

September 28, 2023

Yeti sets out to find Wales’s Best Junior Stylist for S4C

Yeti Television has announced its commission from S4C for a new competition series, Sêr Steilio (10 x 30’) which sees 27 children (aged 8-12) from Wales compete to be crowned the nation’s Best Junior Stylist. The series will be transmitted as part of S4C’s kids brand ‘Stwnsh’. Working to real world briefs, the junior stylists […]

September 14, 2023

Brown Bob Cymru hires Rosie as Creative Director

Brown Bob, the independent production company founded by Jacqueline Hewer and Nicki Gottlieb, has today confirmed Samantha Rosie as Creative Director, to head up their Cardiff base, Brown Bob Cymru. Sam is an experienced and award-winning programme maker, who has been committed to Welsh broadcasting for most of her professional life. She forged her career at the BBC in Wales, before becoming […]

September 11, 2023