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RTS Student Television Awards 2014
The deadline for submissions, September 26th, is fast approaching.  An entry form, with details of the criteria, can be downloaded here.
This year, a new Open Award will be presented.  This is for films that are a maximum of 3 minutes in length, and can be of any subject matter, and is open to all students.  Good luck!

Ron Jones, TinopolisEisteddfod Event - Tinopolis
Our annual Welsh-language event this year was a conversation between Ron Jones, Executive Chairman of Tinopolis (right), and RTS Wales Chair, Tim Hartley.
It was a joint event with Cardiff University, on their stand on the Maes in Llanelli on the afternoon of August 5th.
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News:  Tinopolis could the be the next UK independent producer to be sold.  The Welsh company is understood to have held talks with MSD Capital, the venture capital firm chaired by computer entrepreneur Michael Dell, and Entertainment One, the Canadian film and TV company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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BBC Wales's New HQ Announced

It will be built, subject to planning permission, in front of Cardiff Central Station, to be ready by 2018.
Read More from BBC Wales
"What we need though is for the BBC to see that we don't want some kind of ivory tower, we don't want an iconic building for its own sake.  It's got to deliver better programming and more programming for the people of Wales, because that has actually been in  decline for the last ten years."
RTS Wales Chair, Tim Hartley

Comux UKVisit to Comux UK  (Local TV)
We arranged a visit to the Comux Operations Centre in Birmingham on Thursday, 26th June.  This is the central transmission hub for the new  digital terrestrial television multiplex, that will bring local TV services to over 12 million households across the UK.
(Photo by Fan Wang)
There is a 7 min video available, Comux - This is local TV
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Our panel, with Angela Graham (standing right) Science on Television in Wales
On network television, science is an established and popular part of the viewing menu, yet in Wales, apart from ecology and nature programmes, science is seldom commissioned for the small screen.  For our June event, we presented a panel discussion with the above title.  That was on June 5th at Cardiff University.

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AGM / Meet the CEOs
This year our AGM was once again held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff, on the 15th May.  We welcomed as a guest RTS CEO, Theresa Wise.

The panel of CEOs, 2014It was followed by an open meeting.  We were privileged once again to present Meet the CEOs, a panel discussion with the heads of the three main broadcasters in Wales:
Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales
Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Wales
Ian Jones, Chief Executive, S4C
The panel was chaired by Tim Hartley, Chair of the RTS Wales Centre.
This was a rare opportunity to put a question to the top men in television in Wales.
Read More by Huw Thomas, BBC Wales
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55 Years of the RTS in Wales!
We were formed on the 10th April 1959 as RTS Cardiff and South Wales.  Our first Chairman was H.J. (Harry) Hockley, our Secretary D.M. (David) Thomas, and Treasurer P. (Peter) Fear.
Here's to the next 55 years!
(To tell the truth, we checked our archives too late to celebrate our 50th!)

Books and videos about Television in Wales
We have added lists of relevant books and videos, including A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales, to the site.
Let us know if you can recommend any others.
Book List
Video List

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