Welsh broadcaster S4C names Iwan England to lead unscripted push

Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has appointed Iwan England to the newly created head of unscripted post. England will develop S4C’s co-productions, limited series, formats and international slate of content and joins having worked in production for more than two decades, latterly via his prodco Alpha Productions banner. He was most recently exec producer on shows including […]

Welsh broadcaster S4C overhauls creative team with three new roles

Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has restructured its commissioning team with a raft of changes at the Sian Doyle-led broadcaster. The organisation, which is behind Duchess Street Productions/Triongl’s Y Golau, recently named Llinos Griffin-Williams as its chief content officer, who has now created three new roles. The young audiences commissioner 16-24 role is a new post that […]

News round-up: BBC Scotland doc tackles ‘Ice Cream Wars’; S4C awards Welsh ‘Gogglebox’ tender; RASI acquires ‘Kid Sister’ & ‘Summer Love’ rights

BBC Scotland doc tackles ‘Ice Cream Wars’ BBC Scotland has commissioned indie Two Rivers Media to produce a series about a vicious gang war that tore through the tough housing estates of Glasgow in the early 1980s. The Ice Cream Wars (2 x 60-minutes) will use archive, first-hand testimony and high-end dramatic reconstruction to tell […]

Apple TV+, BBCS, Disney & ITVS link on Equity’s workplace guidelines

Apple TV+, the BBC, Disney and ITV Studios (ITVS) are among a swathe of companies to have signed up to a new commitment aimed at cutting out bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in TV. The statement comes via UK union Equity and brings together 21 major organisations in the TV industry, both in the UK […]

S4C orders reality TV ob-doc & seeks partners for local ‘Gogglebox’

Welsh pubcaster S4C has commissioned new ob-doc series More Than Daffs And Taffs and announced it is open to producer tenders for a local language version of reality format Gogglebox. Carlam Ltd will produce the 6 x 30minute More Than Daffs And Taffs (working title), which will follow reality TV stars, each with their own connection to […]

Exclusive: S4C CEO seeks int’l co-pros to ‘bring Wales to the world’

Sian Doyle, the new CEO of Welsh broadcaster S4C, has shared her international co-pro ambitions and aim to bring Welsh-language content to global audiences. Doyle put out a new call to work with global partners at MIPTV this week and, speaking to TBI at the event in Cannes, said: “We want to bring the best […]

Disney’s Star & Russia’s Okko snag SVOD rights to ‘Keeping Faith’

Disney+ and Russian streamer Okko are among buyers of the BBC and S4C Welsh drama, Keeping Faith. The Mouse House has snagged SVOD rights for seasons 1-3 of Keeping Faith for its Star brand in the Netherlands and Belgium, while Okko has taken the same rights in Russia. The show, which was produced by Vox […]

UK’s C4, S4C in Wales & Sundance Now partner for Duchess Street drama

The UK’s Channel 4 has struck its first co-production deal with Welsh public broadcaster S4C for a new 6 x 60-minute psychological thriller, which will also be aired on Sundance Now. The Light In The Hall (ak Y Golau) is being co-produced by Donna Wiffen’s UK-based Duchess Street Productions, Wales-based Triongl and APC Studios, which […]

BBC, C4, ITV & Sky commit to COP26 climate content pledge

The CEOs of UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, STV and Sky, will today meet at the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow to pledge to create more and better climate-focused content across all genres. A total of 12 broadcasters and streamers have signed up to The Climate Change Content Pledge, in which […]

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