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S4C knocked off air after London transmission centre evacuated due to fire

25 Sep 2021 1 minute Read
S4C Headquarters in Carmarthen. Picture by Rhodri ap Dyfrig (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Welsh language channel S4C was temporarily knocked off air after a London transmission facility that plays out programmes and adverts was evacuated.

Television channels including Channel 4 and Channel 5 were also disrupted by the outage.

“Unfortunately following a fire at a center distributing our pictures in London we are experiencing technical problems – apologies,” S4C said.

Social media users said the transmission facility is White City, the former BBC headquarters which is now used by independent studios and production companies.

“Channel 4 and More 4 are currently off air due to a technical problem,” the channel tweeted. “We are working to restore them as quickly as possible.”

Viewers started reporting outages at around 6.30pm on Saturday.

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arthur owen
26 days ago

On Saturday you report on something that will happen tomorrow.

Robert G
Robert G
26 days ago

S4C, Channel 4, Channel 5 and others all out bcos of a fire in a room. It’s ridiculous in this day and age there is no back up plan and that all these channels are dependent on a small room somewhere.

SiB
SiB
26 days ago

at least check what you’ve typed before publishing, it’s happened today (Saturday) not Sunday……..

Stephen
Stephen
26 days ago

It’s okay…nobody was watching S4C lol

Lyn
Lyn
26 days ago

Still on S4C channel

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