The Welsh-language broadcaster now originates from Cardiff Central Square, part of a comprehensive agreement with the BBC.
Since the early 1990’s S4C has been broadcasting from its home in Parc Ty Glas in the city.
At 6am this morning (27th January), S4C playout and distribution switched over to the home of BBC Cymru Wales. The BBC now will be responsible for distributing the channel’s linear and on-demand content across platforms, including iPlayer and Clic. After Covid restrictions are lifted, around 25 staff will work for S4C from the channel’s new offices. These include staff working in the Presentation, Library, Promotional and Commercial Departments.
BBC Cymru Wales transitioned from Llandaff to Central Square last year. S4C’s news programme, produced by the BBC, transitioned to the new on-site studios in September 2020.
Despite most of the action now taking place from Central Square, S4C’s official headquarters are now located at Yr Egin, a creative industries hub in Carmarthen.
“As we move our headquarters to Yr Egin and partner with the BBC for our broadcast services, we are ensuring a successful end to S4C’s transformation of its former headquarters at Parc Ty Glas. From now on the BBC will be responsible for S4C’s broadcasting and distribution on television and online, as well as S4C’s technical infrastructure. I would like to thank everyone who has worked diligently to ensure this successful transition.”OWEN EVANS, S4C CHIEF EXECUTIVE