Statement on BBC Trust announcement on S4C

17 February 2016

TAC today commented on the confirmation by the BBC Trust that there will be a freezing of the share of the TV Licence Fee which goes to Welsh language broadcaster S4C. This funding had been in danger of being cut following the last Licence Fee deal.

TAC Chair Iestyn Garlick said:

“This very good announcement will greatly reassure the Welsh independent TV production sector. Following on from the decision to maintain the level of the Government’s own grant to S4C, it shows a welcome strategic approach to ensuring S4C’s future as a provider of unique PSB content.”

“This is exactly what TAC has been asking for, and we can now look forward to next year’s review in the knowledge that S4C will have the funding to maintain its current service in the meantime.”

The full BBC Trust announcement can be found here.

The news follows a decision by the Government to maintain its own funding of S4C pending a review.

 

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