S4C and Golwg collaborate on new Digital News Service

13 January 2020

S4C and Cwmni Golwg have today announced an innovative agreement to publish and curate news stories as part of a brand-new digital news service.

S4C has already appointed a team of journalists to work on the new news service, and the team will publish original stories on an app and website as well as on social media.

The service known as Newyddion S4C will also publish stories from the S4C News programme, produced by BBC Wales, and stories from ITV Wales and Golwg 360.

This is the first time a Welsh language news service has published and curated content from many different sources, offering a comprehensive news service in one place.

"It is vital for S4C as a public broadcaster to be able to offer viewers the latest news at their fingertips" said Geraint Evans, S4C's Commissioner for News and Current Affairs.

"The days of waiting to watch the channel's main news programme at night are long gone and we need to be innovative in ensuring that we can offer a news service on a variety of platforms.

"Working with Golwg means we are able to share expertise and resources, being at the forefront of local and national news feeds.

"We are looking forward to working with Golwg and the other partners on this service which will provide a new news voice for Wales."

Sian Powell, Golwg's Chief Executive, said: "We are pleased to be able to work with S4C as they create a new digital news service.

"Journalism is proving to be vital during the crisis and it is important that journalism in Wales continues to innovate to ensure that readers receive the most up-to-date information.

"We look forward to welcoming new readers to our Golwg360 news stories through the S4C app and website."

S4C's News service will launch in March.

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