S4C's aim is to deliver high quality content and media services in the Welsh language that provide entertainment, information and inspiration, and that reach the widest possible audience across a range of contemporary platforms. S4C provides a TV and online service through the medium of the Welsh language. Within one television channel, from six o'clock every morning until late at night, seven days a week, S4C provides a comprehensive service of Welsh language content across a wide range of genres for all sections of the community in Wales - in terms of linguistic ability, age and social demographics. S4C is a publisher–broadcaster that commissions 1,700 hours of original content each year from the independent production sector, which is broadcast together with at least 520 hours made for the service by BBC Cymru
S4C reflects the diversity of society in Wales and within the Welsh audience. S4C's aim is to be available to everybody in Wales, for the Welsh diaspora across the UK, and where possible on a worldwide basis. S4C seeks to reach the widest possible audience by offering optional English language subtitling and, for some content, an optional English language audio track. S4C's TV service is available on Freeview across Wales and also on the Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and YouView platforms across the UK. S4C's online service is available throughout the UK and, where rights permit, its content is available on a worldwide basis. S4C's content is also available on iPlayer on a range of devices.