Newyddion

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Newyddion
Newyddion titles.png
Newyddion 9 titles
Presented by Bethan Rhys Roberts
Rhodri Llywelyn
(Main anchors)
Original language(s) Welsh
Production
Producer(s) BBC Cymru
Location(s) Cardiff
Running time Main bulletin:
30 minutes
Release
Original network S4C
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original release 1 November 1982 – present
Chronology
Related shows BBC Wales Today
Ffeil
ITV News Cymru Wales

Newyddion (English: News) is a Welsh-language news programme consisting of Welsh, UK, and international news, produced daily by BBC Cymru Wales and broadcast on S4C.

Overview[edit]

The main evening programme is broadcast each weekday evening between 9 pm and 9:30 pm, with shorter editions airing at varying times on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

In 2009, a new service of short weekday bulletins were introduced. Five-minute updates air at lunchtime (1:00 pm), mid-afternoon (2:55 pm) and early-evening (6:30 pm).

Dewi Llwyd, who presented the programme for almost 30 years, was dropped from the presentation team in 2013.[1] Having previously been broadcast at 7:30pm, the programme relaunched in its new 9pm slot on 22 April 2013 with Bethan Rhys Roberts and Rhun ap Iorwerth[2] presenting on alternate nights. Mr ap Iorwerth later left the BBC to successfully stand for Plaid Cymru in the Welsh assembly by-election for the seat of Ynys Môn.[3]

S4C weather forecasts are broadcast before or after each bulletin as well as before closedown and produced by Tinopolis in Llanelli.

Awards[edit]

Newyddion won the 2012 BAFTA Cymru Award for News Coverage for a special programme broadcast from New York to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.[4]

At the 2013 BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony Newyddion was mistakenly awarded the News Coverage award. The award was later correctly presented to ITV Cymru Wales.[5]

At the 2015 BAFTA Cymru Awards Newyddion 9 was awarded the News Coverage Award for a special programme on the Paris Attacks.

They also won the News Coverage Award at the 2016 BAFTA cymru awards for a programme about the refugee crisis.

Ratings[edit]

Viewing figures for Newyddion range from 17,000 to 22,000 according to S4C's weekly ratings report.[6]

On-air team[edit]

Anchor[edit]

  • Bethan Rhys Roberts
  • Rhodri Llywelyn

Additional presenters[edit]

  • Aled Huw
  • Rhodri Llwyd
  • Janet Ebenezer
  • Gwenllian Glyn
  • Telor Iwan
  • Nia Cerys

District correspondents[edit]

Specialist correspondents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S4C thanks Dewi Llwyd". 
  2. ^ "Newyddion 9 to tell the full story to S4C's viewers". 
  3. ^ "Plaid Cymru's emphatic Ynys Mon by-election win". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  4. ^ "BBC success at Bafta Cymru awards". BBC. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Huw; Correspondent, Media. "Bafta Cymru: Welsh news award given to wrong programme". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  6. ^ "S4C - Viewing Figures". www.s4c.cymru. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 

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