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A new way to watch S4C

S4C launches today on TVPlayer, making the national television channel for Wales, available to a wider audience throughout the UK.
London(5/1/2014) -

S4C launches today on TVPlayer, making the national television channel for Wales, available to a wider audience throughout the UK.

TVPlayer has proven itself to be the fastest growing mobile TV service in the UK, having grown by a million users since it launched at the beginning of the year. The addition of S4C brings the number of TV channels on the TVPlayer platform to thirty-five. S4C is available from today in the Entertainment Pack together with channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

S4C is the only Welsh language channel in the world providing a mix of entertainment, drama, sport, factual and cultural programming across a variety of platforms, including specific services for children and younger viewers. The channel has gained recognition for highly acclaimed dramas, including the talked about detective series Y Gwyll / Hinterland - broadcast first on S4C in autumn 2013 and is currently being shown on BBC Four. Their current thrilling mystery drama series, 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) has also received wide praise.

Elin Morris, S4C Director of Corporate and Commercial Policy, says, "TVPlayer offers a new way of accessing the Channel and the app gives people the freedom to watch on a wide variety of mobile devices. This provides an additional way for audiences to find and enjoy S4C’s content."

Lewis Arthur, Platform Manager for TVPlayer, says, "We are excited to bring S4C onto our platform. TVPlayer increases channel reach via multiplatform viewing opportunities across web, mobile and tablet."

TVPlayer can be watched online at www.tvplayer.com and can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. S4C is one of a series of new channels joining TVPlayer this summer.

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Notes to Editors

 

About TVPlayer:

TVPlayer is an OTT platform launched in the UK by Simplestream, which streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s favourite free-to-air broadcasters.

 

About S4C:

s4c.co.uk

S4C is available to watch across the UK on a variety of TV and online services.

In Wales: Sky 104; Freeview 4; Freesat 104; Virgin TV 166; live and on demand via YouView

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Sky 134, Freesat 120, Virgin TV 166. On demand via YouView

Live and on demand across the UK on s4c.co.uk/clic – available for up to 35 days following first broadcast.

 

S4C is the only Welsh language television channel in the world, broadcasting over 115 hours each week. As a public service broadcaster, it commissions independent producers from across Wales to make the majority of its programmes. ITV Cymru Wales and BBC Cymru Wales also provide programmes.

 

From April this year, most of S4C's income comes from the licence fee via the BBC Trust with a proportion coming from the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). S4C also has some powers to generate its own commercial income, for example, through advertising sales.

 

 

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Media Enquiries:

 

Marie Ellis, Marketing Manager, TVPlayer

E: marie.ellis@tvplayer.com | T: +44 (0)20 7292 4928 / +44 (0)7780 995080

 

 

Sioned Williams, Press Officer, S4C

E: Sioned.Williams@s4c.co.uk| T: +44 (0)29 2074 1336

 

 

Connect with TVPlayer:

 

Web: TVPlayer.com

Twitter: @TVPlayer #TVPlayer

Facebook: TVPlayerUK

 

 

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Editorial Contact:
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02077341697
marie.ellis@simplestream.com