The past year has been a special time to be part of the S4C team. It has been an exciting year as we begin to implement the 2022–27 Strategy. We are grateful to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for the additional settlement of £7.5m from the Licence Fee since April 2022, which has enabled us to develop the new strategy. As a result, we have a transformation programme to ensure that the service meets the needs of the audience – both in Wales and beyond – so that S4C remains relevant and prominent in the multi-platform world.
And of course, it was also a year in which S4C celebrated – the service’s 40th anniversary; and our role as Wales’ football home as we followed and shared every step of Wales’ journey to the World Cup in Qatar.
S4C staff must be thanked for their commitment during a particularly busy year, and to the sector for responding so positively to the 2022–27 Strategy, as we evolve the service to keep S4C and the Welsh language at the forefront for the next 40 years.