Friday 14 March 2014

S4/C Will Move to Carmarthen

Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr welcomes the decision of S4C to move to Carmarthen to reinvigorate the Welsh Language Channel - University of Wales Trinity College and Carmarthenshire has a lot of creative talent that can breath new life into S4C and Welsh TV Broadcasting.

A unique collaboration between a university and a broadcaster is likely to see S4C move its headquarters to Carmarthen in 2018.
For the last 18 months the S4C Authority has been considering whether to stay in Cardiff or move to a new location.
This afternoon S4C Chair Huw Jones announced that Carmarthen had been choosen from a shortlist of two, and that moves to develop a new headquarters will be undertaken in collaboration with University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
Caernarfon was the other location that reached the final shortlist, and the possibility of keeping the headquarters in Cardiff was also considered.
Mr Jones said: “The members of the S4C Authority have had an opportunity to hear, read and scrutinise the wonderful plans that have been presented to us by two groups with very strong visions. We are very grateful to both of them.
“We agree it is feasible and practical to move S4C's headquarters to Carmarthen, and in line with our conditions, the plans that have been presented to us are cost neutral over a period of 20 years. We are confident that these plans would be beneficial to the service we offer and bring economic and linguistic benefits to Carmarthen. S4C will now work with our partners in the area to try to turn our intention and ambition to reality.”
Around administrative 50 jobs will move from Cardiff to Carmarthen, but transmission related staff will remain in the Welsh capital.

Report in Wales Online

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