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CARDIFF’S VERY OWN TV STATION BROADCASTS WELSH MUSIC TALENT


Friday 14 October 2005

CARDIFF’S VERY OWN TV STATION BROADCASTS WELSH MUSIC TALENT

Cardiff’ latest broadcast station – Capital TV – is tuning its attention to promoting Wales’ aspiring musicians as it airs the first in the series of late night programmes, showcasing the best of Welsh talent this October.

The free-to-air station, which was launched in the summer, will show a series of six programmes featuring young musicians on the government’s PYNCI (Promoting Youth Networks in the Cultural Industries) scheme. The scheme, run by Quadrant, helps Wales’ young musicians improve by creating opportunities for them to work with industry professionals.

Colin Stevens, deputy chief executive of Quadrant, who designed and now operates the PYNCI scheme said: “We all know that the music industry is a challenging business and this scheme is designed to provide Wales’ best music talent a stepping stone into it.

“The launch of Cardiff’s latest TV station gives us another opportunity to help these young musicians by offering a programme that showcases their talent and provides them with the publicity any new band or artist needs to succeed.”

David Morris Jones, Head of Capital TV said: “One of the objectives of our new station is to deliver local programmes that support local people. We are confident that this series will attract a large audience, especially among the student market and once they hear what’s on offer, they will keep returning for more.”