50 Per Cent Increase Investment in Programming for Wales
The BBC said today that an additional £8.5m p.a. of new funding would help deliver a step-change in programming for Wales across a wide range of genres – including comedy, entertainment, drama, factual and culture – and enable BBC Wales to reach out to younger audiences and develop its online and mobile news services.
Under the plans, total investment in English language TV services is expected to reach almost £30m p.a. by 2019/20. And a new BBC Wales iPlayer channel will be launched to increase the visibility and prominence of content for audiences in Wales.