Wales profile

Millennium Centre - home of the Welsh National Opera - in Cardiff's newly developed Cardiff Bay former port area
Image caption Much of the Welsh media is based in Cardiff

Wales has one daily newspaper that aspires to national coverage. An edition of the Liverpool Daily Post caters to North Wales. There is also a lively weekly Welsh-language press, especially at the level of "papurau bro" (local newspapers), as well as one heavyweight.

UK television and radio networks cover Wales, as well as BBC and commercial stations of local appeal.

A largely Welsh-language TV channel called S4C broadcasts in the UK Channel 4 slot. It is partly commercial and partly funded by a UK government grant. The BBC contributes some programming to it.

The BBC has two dedicated radio services for Wales, one in English and the other in Welsh.

The press

The Western Mail - Cardiff-based daily

The Daily Post - Welsh edition of Liverpool daily

Wales on Sunday - popular tabloid

South Wales Echo - Cardiff-based evening paper

South Wales Evening Post - Swansea-based evening paper

Y Cymro (The Welshman) - Welsh-language weekly


BBC Wales

BBC Two Wales - varied evening schedule of Welsh interest

ITV Wales - commercial

S4C - mainly Welsh-language channel

S4C Digidol - 24-hour Welsh-language digital service


BBC Radio Wales

BBC Radio Cymru

Capital FM - major commercial Cardiff FM station

Real Radio Wales - commercial regional station