Panel to advise on Welsh broadcasts
A NEW group specially set up to advise First Minister Carwyn Jones on the future of public service broadcasting in Wales will meet for the first time today.
The broadcasting advisory panel will focus on all issues of public broadcasting, including the need to protect and maintain specifically Welsh cultural, linguistic, economic and democratic interests.
Directly reporting to the First Minister, it will meet once a month and offer advice and recommendations on how best to maximise the impact of broadcasting in Wales. Members of the panel include Ron Jones, founder and executive chairman of Llanelli's Tinopolis, and media lawyer and policy advisor Emyr Byron Hughes.
Carwyn Jones said: "Broadcasting in Wales is at a pivotal point.
"We live in a rapidly developing digital landscape and both BBC Wales and S4C face challenges. This new group will use its extensive knowledge and experience to advise the Welsh Government on how to secure a strong future for public broadcasting in Wales."