S4C has signed sports presenter Jason Mohammad as an Ambassador and confirmed three prime time TX projects with him.
Jason A Max Ar Y Ffordd I Qatar (Jason and Max on the Way to Qatar) a one-hour special which will take father and son, Jason and Max, on the “ultimate road movie trip” as they head off to support Cymru in the Middle East. As well as celebrating the highs and lows supporting the national team, Jason, a practicing Muslim, will explore with Max the cultural heritage of Qatar and will visit some of the most iconic locations there. Producers are Copa90 Studios, a specialist sports entertainment production studio launched in 2022. Commissioner for S4C is Iwan England, Head of Unscripted.
Pen/Campwyr (Champions), is an 8×30 sports quiz (7×30 series and a Christmas special), in which three players answer questions to win themselves an advantage in a series of virtual games against three Welsh sporting legends. Hosted by Jason Mohammad, contestants answer 50/50 questions (one question – two possible answers) to gain an advantage against a pro sports person in a virtual sporting challenge. Standing in their way are some of Wales’ most iconic sports people including Welsh footballer Natasha Harding, Wales and Lions Rugby legend James Hook and adventurer / Ultra Marathon athlete, Huw Jack Brassington. Producers are sport and entertainment specialists, Nimble Productions with Nimble’s Creative Director,Dylan Wyn Davies Executive Producing the series. Rhys Padarn will Series Produce and Direct. Elen Rhys, S4C’s Head of Entertainment and Fact Ent will Exec Produce the series on behalf of the Channel.
Stadiums Of the World with Jason Mohammad is a 3×60 min documentary series looking at the greatest sporting arenas around the globe. The series takes the viewer from China to Mexico, Ireland to Croatia, Japan to Norway via Wales and England, across three hour-long episodes.
The programme is an international co-production, co-funded by S4C, TG4 of Ireland, LIC of China and JTV of Korea, with Cwmni Da producing the International and Welsh language versions. Llion Iwan is the Exec-producer, with Euros Wyn Producing for Cwmni Da. Llinos Wynne, Head of Docs and Specialist Factual, is the commissioner for S4C.
Series Producer is Huw Maredudd. Producer/Director is Euros Wyn and Executive Producer is Llion Iwan. Series was commissioned for S4C by Llinos Wynne, Head of Docs and Specialist Factual.
Jason Mohammed said: “S4C has always played a huge part in my broadcasting life. I share their deep passion for our language and culture, and I look forward to sharing that with viewers and fans from all over the world by being their new Ambassador. I’m excited that they have given me three great sporting projects and can’t wait to be sharing some of these experiences with my son on a trip of a lifetime. I’ve covered two World Cups in the past – but this is going to be the best – as it’s a very personal trip to the Middle East to watch football and sample the sights and sounds of Qatar.”
S4C’s Chief Content Officer, Llinos Griffin-Williams said: “We’re delighted to have Jason on board as our latest signing for S4C. His passion and energy reflect the values and ambitions of the Channel. Jason is a familiar face to millions of TV viewers and his distinctive Cardiff accent is recognisable across the many radio shows he fronts. As one of the leading lights in sports broadcasting, his presence will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our line-up. He will initially lead on three productions, all related in some way to sport, and we look forward to a collaborating further in the years to come.”
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