Wales


Producers welcome new S4C chief

Welsh indie production body the TAC has welcomed the appointment of senior civil servant Owen Evans as CEO of the nation’s pubcaster, S4C. Evans will become chief exec of the public broadcaster on October 1, succeeding former A+E Networks and National Geographic exec Ian Jones. TAC chairman Iestyn Garlick welcomed the hire, saying: “We are […]

BBC to create new channel for Scotland

The BBC is to invest £19 million (€22.4 million) in creating a new TV channel for Scotland and will up its spending on Scottish programming by about £20 million a year as part of a new programme of investment in the UK’s devolved nations. Following a review of programming and services in the nations that […]

Ian Jones leaving S4C

Ian Jones will leave his role running S4C at the end of the year. His exit after six years running the Welsh pubcaster comes amid debate about its future and funding. Announcing the exit, S4C said Jones will remain in the TV business “and is looking to split his work time between the UK and […]

S4C launches on TVPlayer

Welsh public broadcaster S4C has launched on streaming service TVPlayer, making its programming available on-demand to viewers in Wales and the wider United Kingdom. TVPlayer is a free app developed by tech company Simplestream that fully launched earlier this year. It allows consumers in the UK to watch UK channels on connected devices and claims […]

S4C launches on YouView

Welsh-language channel S4C is now available on the UK’s YouView connected TV platform. The service allows customers across the UK to watch S4C programmes on demand for up to 35 days following the original broadcast. YouView customers in Wales can already watch S4C programmes through the live service. S4C CEO Ian Jones said, “Launching S4C […]

Ofcom grants Welsh local TV licences

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has awarded licences for local TV services in Swansea and Mold, Wales, in the latest stage of its regional television rollout. The licences are for Bay TV Swansea and Bay TV Clywd in Mold. Both will be broadcast on DTT by the local multiplex – a discrete amount of spectrum reserved […]

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 […]