• Online Workshop by FOCAL: Edit Decision Lists

    Online Workshop by FOCAL: Edit Decision Lists

    "The Edit Decision List is a key document that allows the archive producer to keep track of footage, stills, and audio that have been used in the production you are working on.

    This workshop will give you an overview and understanding of how to analyse and use "EDL's", in particular to cost the archive spend for the production and ultimately to produce a detailed final archive PasC (Programme as Completed form). We also look at the tips and tricks and the different services available to convert EDLs provided from the edit such as EDL Hacker." - FOCAL

    Date: Wednesday October 4th, 2023

    Time: 16:00 - 17:00hrs (BST)

    Location: Online, Zoom

    Price: FOCAL Members - Free |Date: Wednesday October 4th, 2023

    Time: 16:00 - 17:00hrs (BST)

    Location: Online, Zoom

    Price: FOCAL Members - Free | Non-Members - £10

    Zoom details will be sent the week of the workshop.

    More information: https://focalint.org/news-and-events/events/focal-online-workshop-edl

  • Important Information - Changes and updates to S4C's online contents delivery system (PAC)

    Within the next few weeks, we hope to roll out updates to the S4C PAC online system - pac.s4c.cymru

    These will include several enhancements to the user's experience and improvements to functionality - all based on recent feedback from users.

    We have also improved the way information is stored and saved to our servers to improve speeds and security.

    Due to these necessary improvements, we strongly recommend that you change your user password for PAC to include up to 6 characters, (at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one digit and one special symbol which cannot be a single or double-quote) - and please ensure a correct contact email is available for you on your profile immediately, this will avoid you being locked out as we start the migration to the latest version.

    Companies who have freelance users for PAC will also need to change these passwords.

    Further details and launch date to follow.

    Any queries please contact: mb@s4c.cymru

  • S4C’s EPG number on Virgin Media changing

    S4C's EPG number on Virgin Media outside Wales will be changing from 166 to 164 on 4 July 2023. S4C will remain on 104 in Wales.

    We would ask any producers who promote S4C's channel numbers in their programmes, for example sports programmes, to reflect the new number from 4 July onwards.

    Many thanks for your co-operation.

  • S4C signs up to the Coalition for Change

    S4C has joined other broadcasters and organisations in the TV industry to support the Coalition for Change and the Freelance Charter, which commits to improving working conditions for freelancers. TAC has already signed up to the Charter and we look forward to working with TAC and our producers to deliver these commitments.

    The full statement and the Freelance Charter can be read here.

  • S4C Casting Guidelines

    We have recently been reviewing the S4C Casting Guidelines in discussion with Equity. The guidelines were introduced in order to avoid having actors appearing in prominent roles in more than one drama series being broadcast at the same time. We have come to the conclusion that we no longer need these guidelines, in view of audience habits, our multi-platform strategy (including box sets), the on-demand window of 150 days and the changes in filming patterns for our soaps. We will remove the Casting Guidelines from the S4C Production site, but producers will still need to discuss and agree the main cast members for any drama with the S4C Commissioner.

  • Statement of Commitment against bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour

    Statement of Commitment against bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour

    S4C, TAC, Equity and a number of other broadcasters and industry bodies have supported a Statement of Commitment against bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in TV.

  • Delivery Dates

    10 August 2022

    The delivery dates for S4C programmes are noted in the licence agreement for each programme or series.

  • Take part

    Take part

    As it's not possible to offer airtime for each production to attract contributors, the Take Part page (s4c.cymru/takepart) exists on our website to showcase opportunities for people to star on the service.

    The page can be pointed at via email, press and social media.

    Production companies are welcome to fill out a promotion application for the page.

  • Albert Scheme Guidelines - January 1 2022

    It is of the upmost importance to us that environmental sustainability is embedded in the way S4C programmes are made. We have a duty to ensure that we are keeping our environmental impact to a minimum and we aim to do everything we can to help and encourage the producers we work with to put the environment at the forefront of their programme making.

  • ​Climate Content Pledge

    S4C has announced its commitment to the Climate Content Pledge jointly with 11 other broadcasters and streaming services.

    It recognises the crucial responsibility of broadcasters to help our audiences engage with the challenges of climate change and this will contribute to our comissioning decisions.

    Please see the full Pledge here

  • Looking for casting opportunities?

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    • Delivery of Political Broadcasts, Elections and Referendum Campaigns

      Delivery of Political Broadcasts, Elections and Referendum Campaigns


      This document has been updated. The updated copy can be found here as well as on the Guidelines page on this site.

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