About us

Each week, viewers in Wales and throughout the UK enjoy over 115 hours of Welsh language programmes broadcast by S4C across a range of platforms, including online.

S4C is the only Welsh language television channel in the world. As a public service broadcaster, it commissions independent producers from across Wales to make the majority of its programmes. ITV Cymru Wales is also commissioned to produce programmes. BBC Cymru Wales provides around 10 hours of programming per week for S4C, including the news and daily soap Pobol y Cwm, funded out of the licence fee.

S4C broadcasts over 115 hours of programmes each week, including sport, drama, music, factual, entertainment and events, across a range of platforms, including online. S4C offers comprehensive services for children: Cyw for younger viewers, Stwnsh for older children and programmes for teenagers. And the programmes are available in HD on Sky and Freesat in Wales and across the UK.

Since April 2013, most of S4C's income comes from the licence fee via the BBC Trust with a proportion coming from the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). S4C also has some powers to generate its own commercial income, for example, through advertising sales.

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