S4C launches today on TVPlayer, making the national television channel for Wales, available to a wider audience throughout the UK.
TVPlayer has proven itself to be the fastest growing mobile TV service in the UK, having grown by a million users since it launched at the beginning of the year. The addition of S4C brings the number of TV channels on the TVPlayer platform to thirty-five. S4C is available from today in the Entertainment Pack together with channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
S4C is the only Welsh language channel in the world providing a mix of entertainment, drama, sport, factual and cultural programming across a variety of platforms, including specific services for children and younger viewers. The channel has gained recognition for highly acclaimed dramas, including the talked about detective series Y Gwyll / Hinterland – broadcast first on S4C in autumn 2013 and is currently being shown on BBC Four. Their current thrilling mystery drama series, 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) has also received wide praise.
Elin Morris, S4C Director of Corporate and Commercial Policy, says, “TVPlayer offers a new way of accessing the Channel and the app gives people the freedom to watch on a wide variety of mobile devices. This provides an additional way for audiences to find and enjoy S4C’s content.”
Lewis Arthur, Platform Manager for TVPlayer, says, “We are excited to bring S4C onto our platform. TVPlayer increases channel reach via multiplatform viewing opportunities across web, mobile and tablet.”