MIPCOM: S4C launches new Commercial Content Fund

MIPCOM: S4C launches new Commercial Content Fund

Claire UrquhartWelsh-language channel S4C has launched its inaugural Commercial Content Fund, to support projects that are ambitious and appealing to international audiences. 

The team is actively seeking projects or partnerships with producers, distributors, and content platforms around the world, including the UK, to share Welsh culture while boosting the country’s screen sector. 

Money from the fund will go into development and production which it is hoped will assist with the scale and worldwide sales of the content.

Money will also be invested in content and intellectual property that could extend into other markets such as gaming and FAST platforms.

Head of fund Claire Urquhart (pictured above), who will be at MIPCOM to host discussions on potential projects, commented: “Perhaps you never considered sending certain ideas to S4C previously because the talent, scale, or visual style pushed it beyond the standard tariff. 

“With this new fund we are aiming high. Can we find a returning format that will go global.  An A-lister who has big plans in Wales? A Lord of the Rings style spin-off in the Welsh language? Perhaps there is ground-breaking science or an investigation underway that will resonate globally.”

For further information about the fund and details on how to apply, click here.


Keeping Faith image via BBC.

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