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Chris CorcoranRTS Wales Christmas Quiz
On the 3rd December, at the KuKu Club in Cardiff, invited teams from local media organisations competed in our Christmas Quiz, hosted by comedian Chris Corcoran (right).  Congratulations go to the winners, the 'Factual Fairies' from BBC Wales.  If you would like to see how you would have got on, we have put some of the questions on our Facebook page.
We have now posted the answers there!
Institute of Welsh Affairs - Cardiff Media Summit
"The UK has long been a centre for broadcasting excellence.  Wales too has established itself as a world-class broadcast centre.  Cardiff Media Summit will tackle the big issues facing the industry in the UK in general and Wales in particular as it seeks to maintain and strengthen its position against a rapidly changing backdrop."
That was at the Radisson Blu Hotel, on the 3rd December.
Read More in the IWA site
NEW:  In connection with the Summit, the IWA has published two articles.
In 'The challenge of reaching Wales' citizens', Rhodri Talfan Davies says that news must remain the cornerstone of the BBC's commitment to Wales.
Then there is a transcript of the speech by Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, under the title 'Finding Wales' voice in the broadcasting debate'.

November Event:  Anatomy of a Hit: Bargain Hunt
Julia Foot, Bargain Hunt's Series Producer, and her team were at the Buffalo Bar, Cardiff, on 4th November.  This was your opportunity to hear the inside stories behind this long running daytime TV perennial.  There was a montage of clips from the series, fun facts, quiz questions and even a chance to win one of the coveted Bargain Hunt fleeces!  There was also an opportunity to network with the series' production staff, including its directors, researchers and production managers.
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In our second event this month, Elin Morris and Huw Marshall repeated their presentation on S4C's Digital Fund as part of the Tech + Celf event at Aberystwyth University on November 6th.
Read More in the report on our September event
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October Event:  ARRI premiered latest camera developments
This demonstration and screening at Penarth's Pier Pavilion Cinema on 27th October gave you a chance to view a range of material shot with the AMIRA and ALEXA cameras.  There was also ample opportunity for you to get your hands on ARRI's latest equipment.
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S4C Signs Agreement to Move Headquarters
"S4C and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have signed a framework agreement, which confirms formally that they will proceed with the plan to establish a new headquarters for the Channel in Carmarthen."
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Bethan Jones with Sian PhillipsHappy Anniversary, Pobol y Cwm!
You will see from our list of Historic Dates that the first episode of the long-running soap went out on the 16th October, 1974.
On the 17th October, 2004, we inducted Pobol y Cwm into our Hall of Fame, in a gala evening, presented by Sian Phillips.  Our then Secretary, Mari Griffith, shares her memories of the evening, followed by the original report of the occasion.
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The Spirit of Cwmderi, a documentary about Pobol Y Cwm, broadcast in 1993, and Pobol y Cwm at 40, 2014, are included in our Video List.

Help Financing your Project
For our September event, Elin Morris and Huw Marshall explained how S4C's Digital Fund is operated.  The Fund supports the creation or development of digital content, products and services, primarily in the Welsh language, which have the potential to generate a commercial return.
Download the Investment Guidelines from S4C (Word doc, 67.5kB)
That was on September 25th at Tiger Tiger, Cardiff.
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Update: Elin Morris and Huw Marshall repeated their presentation as part of the Tech + Celf event at Aberystwyth University on November 6th.

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Special Offers for RTS Wales Members!
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for our members to get special rates at the Park Plaza hotel, and at the Laguna Health and Spa in Cardiff.
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Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
Book List
Video List

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