TAC welcomes MPs’ call for more BBC commissions to be based in Wales

16 June 2016

TAC has welcomed the report ‘Broadcasting in Wales’, republished by the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee.

TAC Chair Iestyn Garlick said:

“Wales’s successful indie production sector has the capacity to deliver stories, talent, perspective and ideas to UK-wide audiences on a far more regular basis. This report recognises that to do so, it needs the BBC to increase its commitment to commissioning from the nation, and to make sure they are fully engaging with indies right across Wales.”

”TAC also welcomes the Committee’s recognition of the extra challenges S4C now faces due to the increasing number of ways used by audiences to access content, and that a more sustainable funding method needs to be established which does not involved frequent reductions in its income.”

“We would have welcomed a greater examination of other public service broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 5 in terms of the greater role they might potentially play in reflecting all the nations of the UK, but overall, this report is a very welcome contribution to the debate on how best to portray and reflect Wales, and we hope that the Government now takes heed of its recommendations.”

The Committee report

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