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S4C (Welsh pronunciation: [ˌɛs ˌpɛdwar ˈɛk], from the Welsh Sianel Pedwar Cymru, meaning Channel Four Wales) is a Welsh-language free-to-air television channel. It first started in 1982 in Wales only, as the fourth analogue channel (after BBC One, ITV, and BBC Two). It was the first Welsh-language television channel.

The rest of the United Kingdom had Channel 4 instead. S4C did also show some Channel 4 programmes in English at first, but both channels can now be watched in Wales.[1] S4C can be watched in all of the United Kingdom on Freeview and other services since 2010.[2]

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  1. "S4C Holds a Special Position in the TV Advertising Market". Western Mail. 31 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 May 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  2. Laughton, Roger (July 2004). "S4C:An Independent Review" (PDF). Department for Culture, Media and Sport: 32. Retrieved 29 January 2009. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)