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Michael3,988 posts since 5 Sep 2005
Isn't it funny how the people who hate S4C are the people who it isn't designed to serve? i.e. monoglot English rugby-hating sheep-eating uncultured heathens from a foreign land?
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Whataday7,478 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Isn't it funny how the people who hate S4C are the people who it isn't designed to serve? i.e. monoglot English rugby-hating sheep-eating uncultured heathens from a foreign land?


I am Welsh born and bred. I never miss a Wales international and my apartment overlooks Cardiff Arms Park. I also speak Welsh, and I have to say I don't think S4C is great value as it caters for such a tiny audience.

This suggestion is going to horrify some, but I can't help but feel it would be better to invest the money into English language Wales-related programming and dub them into Welsh. The average cost per viewer hour of Pobol Y Cwm is £2.15, compared to 3.5p for EastEnders. Perhaps the disparity between these figures would be far less if it had an English language screening on BBC One Wales, with a second audio stream containing a Welsh dub.
steddenm1,302 posts since 11 Oct 2004
Central (West) Midlands Today
High definition in Welsh would be Diffiniad Uchel or DU for short. The only compilation with that would be S4C DU would read as S4C Black to those that don't understand the capitalisation of DU with out it being D.U.

Using S4C HD wouldn't work (for obvious reasons as HD means nothing in Welsh).
"Stop touching Dot's pussy - you don't know where it's been!" (Honey Mitchell, EastEnders)
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dvboy8,503 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Isn't it funny how the people who hate S4C are the people who it isn't designed to serve? i.e. monoglot English rugby-hating sheep-eating uncultured heathens from a foreign land?


I am Welsh born and bred. I never miss a Wales international and my apartment overlooks Cardiff Arms Park. I also speak Welsh, and I have to say I don't think S4C is great value as it caters for such a tiny audience.

This suggestion is going to horrify some, but I can't help but feel it would be better to invest the money into English language Wales-related programming and dub them into Welsh. The average cost per viewer hour of Pobol Y Cwm is £2.15, compared to 3.5p for EastEnders. Perhaps the disparity between these figures would be far less if it had an English language screening on BBC One Wales, with a second audio stream containing a Welsh dub.


Take note, Revitt, this is how to argue your point.
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remlap845 posts since 24 Dec 2005
HTV Wales Wales Today
High definition in Welsh would be Diffiniad Uchel or DU for short. The only compilation with that would be S4C DU would read as S4C Black to those that don't understand the capitalisation of DU with out it being D.U.

Using S4C HD wouldn't work (for obvious reasons as HD means nothing in Welsh).

S4C previously used Clirlun for HD.