Welcome to RTS

The RTS is the leading forum for discussion and debate on all aspects of the television community.

Benefits of joining the RTS include:

  • Affiliate access to the Hospital Club
  • Free entry to Early Evening Events
  • Discounts at Regional Awards Evenings
  • Free entry to Futures events
  • Discounted AA membership as part of the RTS AA Affinity Scheme


Click to see the full list of nominees for this year's Television Journalism Awards

Want to know the secrets of sports journalism? CNN's Alex Thomas gives us his best advice. 

Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies is back - 16 years on - with a brand new gay series, Cucumber. But, he says, he doesn't set out to shock. 

RTS Futures to hold its first ever Entry Level Training Fair for people hoping to kickstart their career in television.

The 2013/2014 Awards will be hosted by Becky Anderson at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Following the sad death of the former RTS Executive Director, we look back at the remarkable career of Michael Bunce. 

Jessica Wilson, Talent Executive at Potato, shares her top tips on impressing in an entry level position.

Go behind the scenes of Newsnight to see who, and what, it takes to bring its unique take on current affairs to our screens.


03 Feb 2015

With charter renewal on the horizon, Rona Fairhead comes to the RTS to give her first public speech as the new chair of the BBC Trust.

Vernon Kay hosted an all-star panel for this RTS Futures event, where top presenters revealed how they made their big breaks.

03 Feb 2015

With charter renewal on the horizon, Rona Fairhead comes to the RTS to give her first public speech as the new chair of the BBC Trust.

05 Feb 2015

"Keeping up with the Kids"

A chance to visit BBC Wales's new Innovation Lounge, packed with the latest broadcast tech to help programme makers find the neatest kit for the job.

11 Feb 2015

Register Now…File based Auto-QC in Media- So what is the state of the art? Is file analysis really necessary? How far has Auto-QC come since File Delivery Day, and where is it going?

Join RTS Thames Valley at Pincents Manor for  pizza and a pint, and what promises to be a lively panel discussion on the subject of File Based Auto-QC.

Chaired by Tony Orme, panel members will include Penny Westlake, Interra Systems, Jonathan Amesbury from Vidcheck, Ian Baker from Metaglue.

Most major broadcasters and media organisations around the world have long seen the need to have reliable file analysis tools in place to check that their programmes go out to distribution, whether it be  broadcast or over the web, without errors, either in conformance or quality. They find it essential to have Auto-QC in place at many stages of their workflows, to ensure that quality.

In the UK, the major broadcasters got together in the Digital Production Partnership, resulting in File Delivery Day, in October 2014. We look at how things have gone since then.

The work the DPP did made life much easier for producers to deliver programme files to UK broadcasters…but what about the rest of the world?

 As file based workflows become increasingly more complex, with multiple formats, multiple processes, and multiple integrated systems, we take a look at the state of the art, and ask where auto-QC is now, and where it might go in future?


26 Feb 2015

Public Service Broadcasting: A House of Cards?

Presented by Michael Dobbs, Lord Dobbs of Wylye

18 Mar 2015

Setting up niche channels for special interests is becoming more frequent.

A chance to understand more about the ‘hows and whys’.

Television Magazine

January 2015

Read January's Television Magazine

The year 2014 ended on a high for the Society. The RTS Craft & Design Awards and a stunning RTS Futures session on presenting concluded what was an amazing year.

Thank you to all the RTS's friends in every part of the British Isles for helping to make it happen.

To give an idea of the full breadth of our activities, in December we also hosted Cilla Black – recipient of the first-ever RTS Legends Award - reflecting on the 1960s.

Days later, and back in the 21st Century, David Abraham and Tom Mockridge squared up for a passionate debate on retransmission fees and discussion of why the UK media market has such a great opportunity to grow domestically and internationally.

In November, the Society dissected the phenomenon that is Doctor Who. The third in our "Anatomy of a hit" strand, this was the most popular so far and set a new record for the number of people attending an early-­evening event.

I am very excited about the prospects for 2015. One of television's greatest humourists, Armando ­Iannucci, will be the star turn at an event early this year. And bookings are being taken for the first public appearance outside the House of Commons by the BBC Trust's new Chair, Rona Fairhead.

The RTS early-evening events programme in London gets under way on 20 January with "Fixed-rig documentary: the story behind the lens". For details, go to the RTS website.

Read January's Television Magazine

I hope everyone had a fantastic festive break and I wish a stellar New Year to all our members.

Theresa Wise, CEO


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