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As part of our Anatomy of a hit series, which has looked at Sherlock and Broadchurch, RTS will be bringing Doctor Who to London.

Online booking now open. 

05 Dec 2014

This year's Christmas Lunch will see Cilla Black receive the first ever RTS Legends Award.

Book your tickets for this special event online now. 

17 Nov 2014

All three main Westminster Parties say they want a more inclusive and diverse workforce but how do they propose to achieve it?

Read about the Comedy, Factual and Drama RTS Student Programme Masterclasses held on Monday 27 October at the BFI Southbank.

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.

24 Nov 2014

The RTS Higher Education Media Day is organised by the Royal Television Society and will be held at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank on Monday 24 November 2014 between 10.30am and 6.00pm.

04 Nov 2014

Come to Cardiff and meet Julia Foot, Bargain Hunt's Series Producer, and hear the inside stories behind this daytime TV perennial.  It is also a golden opportunity to network with the series' production staff, including its directors, researchers and production managers.

Broadcast have offered RTS full members a discounted price on tickets to the Broadcast Production & Post Forum

We are now welcoming nominations for the Programme Awards. 

We are now inviting entries for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2014.

04 Nov 2014

Come to Cardiff and meet Julia Foot, Bargain Hunt's Series Producer, and hear the inside stories behind this daytime TV perennial.  It is also a golden opportunity to network with the series' production staff, including its directors, researchers and production managers.

07 Nov 2014

25 years later, whatever happened to Byker Grove?

11 Nov 2014

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our student awards at York Racecourse again this year. After the success of some of our winners in thsi year's RTS National Student Awards it will be a great opportuinity to spot tomorrow's talent today.

12 Nov 2014

Media files are different and the needs of a broadcast and media enterprise more demanding than office networks. What are the challenges and how can they be overcome? Is the promise of commodity IT hardware a reality or do we need expensive bespoke systems? What can be done to improve the efficiency and functionality of media networks? In fact everything you need to know about the new generation of networked broadcast and media environments.

LIEVEN VERMAELE
CEO & CO-FOUNDER - SDNsquare
Lieven Vermaele started his career in 2000 at the Belgian Flemish public broadcaster VRT, where he played a key role in developing and implementing the organization’s digital strategy. In 2007, Lieven was appointed Director of Technology and Innovation at the EBU - Eurovision, the European Broadcasting Union. At the EBU he was responsible for a team of engineers investigating and researching state-of-the art broadcast related technologies including file-based networked environments. Since September 2013, Lieven is the CEO of SDNsquare, a start-up company he cofounded in 2011. Based on innovative technologies like Software Defined Networking, the company provide storage and network systems that optimise efficiency, reliability and manageability for the media, medical and military domain. He holds a master’s degree in Science Engineering from the University of Ghent and several postgraduate degrees.

17 Nov 2014

All three main Westminster Parties say they want a more inclusive and diverse workforce but how do they propose to achieve it?

24 Nov 2014

The RTS Higher Education Media Day is organised by the Royal Television Society and will be held at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank on Monday 24 November 2014 between 10.30am and 6.00pm.

Television Magazine

October 2014

Read Television Magazine October 2014

I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the recent RTS London conference, "Power, Politics & The Media", such a huge hit. You will find full coverage of all the sessions in this issue.

The RTS is especially thankful to Rob Woodward, who chaired the conference. Rob and his STV team's contribution were crucial to the event's success.

I'd also like to thank everyone who attended. The turnout was fantastic.

It was lovely to see so many next-generation leaders at Kings Place and so many of our Centre Chairs.

The line-up of speakers was one of the most exciting I can remember. We were thrilled to have as keynote speakers Chase Carey, from 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, head of Discovery Networks International, and Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

I am extremely grateful to them and to all the outstanding speakers and session chairs. The day dealt with many of the big questions preoccupying people who work in media. Those who attended came away with plenty of food for thought.

The London conference set the bar high, but our autumn events programme is already up and running and making a splash.

Our new RTS Futures season got off to a stimulating start on 22 September with "I Made It In... Drama". A writer, script editor and director gave tips on how to succeed in this most exacting of TV genres.

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman's searching conversation with Tim Davie, BBC Worldwide's CEO, was a vibrant and highly enjoyable occasion.

Later this month, the RTS Student Programme Masterclasses debut as a free-standing event. We've got a great line-up of top practitioners across comedy, drama and factual. Free tickets are available for students. To find out more, go to the RTS website.

In the pipeline is the third in our "Anatomy of a Hit" series. This one is really extra special. All I will say is that if you're a Doctor Who fan, you won't want to miss out.

Also upcoming are "Connected TV Decoded" and a diversity discussion featuring Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey and his Labour and Liberal Democrat shadows, Helen Goodman and John Leech. Early hustings for next year's General Election are under way in our industry.

Theresa Wise

Read Television Magazine October 2014

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