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Encyclopedia > Media in Wales

The media in Wales is quite varied with there being services for people in both English and Welsh. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...

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Broadcasting

Television

BBC Wales is based in Cardiff and provides two television stations for Wales, BBC One Wales and BBC 2W. It produces current affairs, news, sport and drama and documentary specifically for the Welsh audience. In particular BBC 2W allocates 8.30pm to 10pm each weeknight to Wales-based soap operas such as ‘Belonging’, documentaries and a news and sports bulletin. BBC Wales (Welsh: ) is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation for Wales. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... BBC 2W is a digital television channel run by the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Belonging is a British television drama series, produced by BBC Wales and screened on the BBC One network during a regional opt-out section from the national feed. ...


ITV Wales is also based in Cardiff and produces regional news and politics programmes such as ‘Wales Tonight’ and the weekly Welsh politics show ‘Waterfront’. The majority of ITV Wales programming is the same that is transmitted nationally. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ...


S4C is the main Welsh language station serving Wales, and produces current affairs, news and sport, as well as cultural, comedy and documentary for the Welsh speaking audience. Shows include Newyddion the daily news bulletin and the popular Pobol y Cwm soap opera. On terrestrial TV it takes the place of Channel 4 for the 4th slot and it shares some of its programming with Channel 4, but its digital counterpart S4C Digidol is broadcast entirely in Welsh. S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ... Terrestrial literally means of the earth and is used in a variety of contexts: In biology and in the general sense, terrestrial means indicates ground-dwelling (compare aquatic). ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru - Channel Four Wales) is a Welsh-language television channel broadcasting in Wales, United Kingdom, which was established in response to demands for a channel to cater for the native Welsh-speaking population in Wales. ...


Radio

The BBC produces two national radio stations, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, which provides the Welsh language service. There are also a number of independent radio stations throughout the country which broadcast in both Welsh and English. The main commercial radio station serving South Wales is Cardiff-based Red Dragon FM. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... BBC Radio Wales is the BBCs national radio station broadcasting to Wales in the English language. ... BBC Radio Cymru is BBC Wales Welsh language radio station, broadcasting throughout Wales on FM since 1979. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ... Red Dragon FM is the commercial radio station serving the Cardiff and Newport areas. ...


Print

Newspapers

Unlike the other constituent countries of the UK, Wales has few national newspapers. The only Wales-based national newspaper is the Western Mail which is produced by Trinity Mirror. It's Sunday counterpart is the Wales on Sunday tabloid. Most UK newspapers do not produce regional copies of their papers for the Welsh audience, although up until 2003 The Mirror was branded as the Welsh Daily Mirror. The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... The Western Mail is a daily newspaper published by Western Mail and Echo Ltd in Cardiff, Wales. ... Trinity Mirror is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. ... The Mirror is a former and currently informal name for the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone; see The Mirror (The Twilight Zone) a film by Andrei Tarkovsky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages...


Local newspapers are somewhat more varied with the most popular being the Cardiff-based South Wales Echo and the South Wales Evening Post which is produced in Swansea. The Daily Post of North Wales is popular in the north of the country. A Welsh language daily newspaper Y Byd is planned for launch in Spring 2007. The South Wales Echo is the top-selling evening newspaper in Wales. ... The South Wales Evening Post is a newspaper that serves the south of Wales. ... Swansea (Welsh: , mouth of the Tawe) is a city in Wales and a Welsh County. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Y Byd (The World) is scheduled to be the first Welsh language daily newspaper, and will be published five days a week, from Monday to Friday. ...


References

    See also

    S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ... BBC 2W is a digital television channel run by the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital, largest and core city of Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ...

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