Chase Carey: Content is king

14 Oct 2014
For Fox President Chase Carey, unique content occupies centre stage in a tumultuous media market, hears Steve Clarke.

Chase Carey, chief lieutenant to Rupert Murdoch since 2009, devoted much of his RTS keynote to emphasising how the success of 21st Century Fox is underpinned by great content such as The Simpsons, Glee and Avatar.

In a fast-consolidating media land-scape, where the traditional entertainment giants are challenged by the likes of Netflix and Amazon, the C-word is taking on a new pre-eminence. Every entertainment company is attempting to strengthen its content portfolio.

October 2014

RTS Higher Education Media Day

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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.

The main aim of the RTS Higher Education Media Day is to encourage university media academics to meet with senior colleagues from the television and digital media sector to discuss ways in which Higher Education providers can more effectively link in with employers.

Sessions throughout the day will focus on skills shortages and opportunities to develop closer links with independent production companies, drama specialists, news and sport producers and factual programming executives. Lunch will be provided.

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There is a limit of four academics from each university.

To Book: Please let Jamie O'Neill (on and 020 7822 2821) know the names and email addresses of the people from your university who would like to attend

It would be helpful to have your nominations no later than Monday 10 November.

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Venue location: 
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XT
United Kingdom

Anatomy of a Hit: Bargain Hunt

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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.


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Venue location: 
Buffalo Bar,
Windsor Place,

Member discount for Broadcast Production & Post Forum

24 Sep 2014

broadcast banner of panelDiscover the talent and techniques behind the best of British TV

RTS Programme Awards 2013/2014

Message from the Chair

Dear Colleague

I am delighted to be chairing the RTS Programme Awards again this year. These are one of the gold standard awards in our industry and are an important showcase of the extraordinary talent evident across all genres in British television.

RTS Student Masterclasses

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Our friend in the North

01 Sep 2014
STV Productions’ programme roster has benefited from a serious commitment to the three Rs, says Alan Clements

I am delighted to be the Executive Producer of the RTS London Conference on 9 September, which my boss, Rob Woodward, is chairing. The stellar line-up of guests is testament to the hard work, and brilliant contacts, of the organising committee and I hope you all come to enjoy their expertise and experience in person.

There are great sessions with international luminaries such as Chase Carey from Fox and JB Perrette from Discovery, and debates on the ownership of IP and the future of the BBC.

Emma Scott’s TV diary

01 Sep 2014
Emma Scott drives the Mini Cooper of TV land out to meet its continental peers as industry consolidation threatens to overshadow her summer holiday

I'm 10 days away from my summer holiday, timed for the traditional silly season. Now whatever happened to that? BSkyB has just announced that it is buying its German and Italian sister companies; Liberty Global has bought a stake in ITV; Channel 5 is now owned by Viacom; and a flurry of other deals is mooted, none bigger than 21st Century Fox's tilt at Time-Warner. Animal spirits are running high in TV land. Bien sûr, Freesat is also reaching out across the continent.

IBC will have to do more for less money

01 Sep 2014
Behind the hype about Ultra-HDTV and the Cloud, the real theme of IBC will be pressure on costs, predicts Adrian Pennington

As the US and European economies begin to stabilise, technology budgets are returning to their pre-crash levels – but media companies’ investment habits have shifted significantly during the downturn.

One casualty has been broadcasters’ regular kit-replacement cycle.

“We see major technology decisions increasingly taken on the basis of return on investment and on a project-by-­project basis,”  says Blackmagic Design’s Channel Sales Director Tim Siddons.

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