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S4C may rely on BBC licence fee, says Arwel Ellis Owen

A former S4C chief executive says there is a "grave danger" the Welsh language TV channel could become entirely reliant on the BBC licence fee.

Arwel Ellis Owen believes the UK government, in its spending review on Wednesday, could announce an end to its £6.7m funding from 2015.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has said it will not comment on "speculation," but S4C Authority chair Huw Jones has spoken of its "huge concerns".

Vaughan Roderick spoke to Mr Owen on BBC Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement programme.

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  • 23 Jun 2013
  • From the section Wales