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Benefits of joining the RTS include:

  • Affiliate access to the Hospital Club
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  • Discounts at Regional Awards Evenings
  • Free entry to Futures events
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The RTS  teams up with Sky Atlantic to offer members three pairs of tickets to members to this exclusive screening. 

The nominations have been announced for this year's Programme Awards

John Sergeant will host the glittering awards ceremony, celebrating the best of British TV programming

The 'Al Jazeera 3' awarded the RTS Television Journalism Judges' Award

Read about all the winners and nominees of the RTS Television Journalism Awards, held at the Hilton, Park Lane, London on February 18 2015. 

The chair of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead, has opened the debate on the future of the BBC at the RTS, ahead of charter renewal in 2016.

The writer, producer and director behind The Thick of It, In The Loop and VEEP comes to the RTS for an intimate early evening chat

16 Sep 2015

The Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention is to be held on 16-18 September 2015 and will be chaired by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC.

10 Mar 2015
17 Mar 2015

Sut fath o gyfryngau gallwn ni ddisgwyl yn ein gwlad fach, a beth yw'n hopsiynau yn y byd digidol newydd?  Dewch i Aberystwyth i gael dweud eich dweud!
(A panel will discuss 'Is there a future for Welsh broadcasting?'  Come and have your say!)

17 Mar 2015

What kind of media can we expect in our small country, and what might work for us in the new digital world?  How is the new relationship between the BBC and S4C working?  Come to Aberystwyth and have your say!

18 Mar 2015

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

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

19 Mar 2015

Do you want a career behind or in front of a news camera?

If yes, do you have a strong interest in the technical and editorial guidelines of news making? Then a place on the RTS Futures 'How to Make the News' could be for you!


 

25 Mar 2015

The writer, producer and director behind The Thick of It, In The Loop and VEEP comes to the RTS for an intimate early evening chat. Booking is now open. 

Television Magazine

February 2015

The RTS has started 2015 with two hugely well-attended events. The inaugural RTS Futures Entry Level Training Fair saw major broadcasters and production companies of all sizes come together to promote their training schemes and work placements.

The day was a big success, with around 400 young people learning more about how to kick-start their working lives in television.

I’d like to thank all the exhibitors, including the BBC, Channel 4, ­Creative Access, Discovery, ITV, ­Latimer, Mama Youth, Media Trust/London360, The Network, Procam, RDF, Roundhouse/Bloomberg, Sara Putt Associates, Betty, FremantleMedia and Warner Bros.

The year’s first early-evening event, “Fixed-rig documentary: the story behind the lens”, gave attendees a unique insight into the exacting process behind the making of shows such as Educating Yorkshire, One Born Every Minute and 24 Hours in A&E.

A big thank you to the panellists and Chair Lorraine Heggessey.

Last year, the RTS awarded 20 bursaries to help support students considering a career in TV production or broadcast journalism.

Applications are now open for this year’s bursaries. The RTS will provide financial assistance to a further 20 students planning to start their courses later in 2015.

The Society is also launching a new initiative, which builds on the success of the original bursary scheme. Five technology bursaries are available to talented students from less affluent homes studying engineering or computer sciences.

The objective is to help address the technology skills gap in our industry. The scheme is being chaired by Simon Pitts, ITV’s Managing Director, Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology.

Meanwhile, for those of us addicted to Wolf Hall, our cover story is a must.

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