BBC Trust and S4C agree on finance, governance

The BBC Trust and S4C have reached a deal to secure funding and accountability for the Welsh-language public broadcaster until 2017. From April 2013, the majority of S4C’s public income will be provided by the BBC from the licence fee.  The S4C Authority will continue to be an independent statutory corporation, which will also receive […]

BBC Trust and S4C Authority launch consultation on deal

The BBC Trust and the S4C Authority, the governing bodies of the BBC and Welsh-language public broadcasters S4C respectively, have launched a public consultation on the agreement that sets out the terms by which S4C will be financed via the BBC licence fee from next year. Interested parties have until October 23 to make their […]

S4C closing HD channel

UK broadcaster S4C is closing its high-definition channel following swingeing budget cuts. The Welsh broadcaster, which will be largely funded by public broadcaster the BBC from next year, runs an HD channel on free-to-air service Freeview. S4C chief executive Ian Jones said that cuts need to be made after the broadcaster’s budget was cut by […]

BBC agrees S4C funding deal

The BBC Trust, the corporation’s governing body, has agreed a funding deal for Welsh-language channel S4C until 2017. The Trust said the arrangement will protect the editorial and managerial independence of S4C, whilst safeguarding appropriate accountability to the Trust for licence fee funding spent by the service. The deal follows negotiations between S4C, the BBC […]

S4C confirms Ian Jones appointment

S4C has confirmed that it has appointed Ian Jones its new chief executive. Jones will leave cable channel operator and programme seller A+E Networks to take the position at the Welsh public broadcaster. His appointment was widely rumoured, but a contract wrangle with A+E, which he joined last December as managing director, content distribution and […]

Contract wrangle holds up A+E’s Ian Jones S4C appointment

Ian Jones has reportedly been chosen as the new chief executive of Welsh-language broadcaster S4C, but cannot be officially installed in the position because of a contract wrangle with current employer A+E Networks.
 A+E declined to comment, but it is known that Jones is still under the terms of a long term deal with A+E […]