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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

BBC to offer 24/7 World Cup coverage

The BBC is preparing to offer viewers 24/7 access to all the action, analysis and entertainment from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar across TV, iPlayer, Radio, Sounds and Online. With 33 live games on BBC TV and iPlayer, and coverage of every single game on BBC Radio 5 Live, fans can catch every minute […]

November 4, 2022

TAC Chair calls for broadcaster collaboration

Dyfrig Davies, Chair of  TAC, which represents the independent television production sector in Wales, has called for collaboration from broadcasters to support independent television production companies in Wales in the current economic climate. “The challenges facing the industry with rising costs on the sector are having an impact on our position as independent companies here […]

October 26, 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

Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElheeny to receive award from people of Wales

Since purchasing the Welsh Football club, Wrexham AFC, Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElheeny have used their global celebrity status to promote Wales and the Welsh language. Their hit series Welcome to Wrexham, which documents the teams progress in its first season (now up for a Critics Choice Award) integrates the Welsh language into the telling of the […]

October 21, 2022

Wales: New £50m collaboration to develop media production

A new £50 million collaboration is set to help develop a state-of-the-art hub for innovation across TV, film and the wider media industry in Wales. Media Cymru will help develop businesses and individuals within the sector with a series of funding rounds, training, research and opportunities over the next five years which aim to revolutionise […]

October 18, 2022