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A high definition simulcast of S4C is now available via Freeview transmitters serving Wales.

Licence fee to be top-sliced by an additional £14 million a year to fund Welsh language broadcaster S4C. £7.5 million per year is to be used to develop its digital offering.

Ideal World home shopping channel gets demoted on Freeview following deal with owners of TJC. It’s understood to be the first instance of a channel swap, now permitted under Freeview channel allocation rules.

The annual cost of a TV licence will remain at current levels until 2024, under proposals leaked this weekend. From 2027, the BBC will move to alternative funding.

The Tourist, Death in Paradise and Call The Midwife drew audiences to BBC TV during the Christmas and New Year fortnight, as the public broadcaster reveals what the nation was watching over the holidays.

New owners for Create & Craft as Ideal Shopping Direct continues plans to develop group into a primarily online provider. Hochanda Global, owner of the The Craft Store TV channel, now controls the two biggest craft shopping channels in the UK.