“The Welsh language belongs to us all”

Throughout the reporting period we have provided strategic resources to ensure that our content confirms what we offer as the national broadcaster for Wales.

The new role of the Welsh Language Strategy Lead will implement a new memorandum of understanding with the Welsh Government which outlines S4C’s role in the objective of a million speakers and doubling use by 2050. The memorandum was launched as our impressive series Stori’r Iaith (Rondo Media) arrived on screens in February 2023, with four different presenters – Sean Fletcher, Alex Jones, Elis James and Lisa Jên – discussing their relationship with the language. The series is already used within education and stimulates the conversation about what the Welsh language is today.

During the reporting period, I am pleased that we have increased our provision of subtitles in Welsh as per our commitment, including on our children and live programmes, such as Heno (Tinopolis). 46% of our programmes now have Welsh subtitles – an increase of 21% on the previous year.