Event report: Diversity: Job Done?

23 Jun 2015

Tanni Grey-Thompson and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith at Diversity: Job Done?
Tanni Grey-Thompson and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith at Diversity: Job Done?
The extent of British broadcasters' new found commitment to diversity came under the spotlight at a packed RTS event provocatively entitled Diversity: Job Done?

Watch the RTS Student Awards on Sky Arts and YouTube

19 Jun 2015

The best of student television making was celebrated at the RTS Student Television Awards earlier this month.

Adam Buxton will present highlights of the awards, RTS Student Awards, tonight (Friday 19th June) at 7pm on Sky Arts.

A selection of the nominated films will also be broadcast in full on Sky Arts later this summer. 

RTS Student Television Awards 2014 Winners

05 Jun 2015

RTS Student AwardsStudent programme makers from across the UK were recognised for their work at a ceremony on Friday.

The RTS Student Television Awards 2014 reward outstanding work produced during the 2013/2014 academic year.

Undergraduate entries were judged at a regional level, with the winners being put forward for consideration at national level, while postgraduate entries automatically qualified for national assessment.

RTS announces speakers for Cambridge Convention 2015 including Tony Hall, Philippe Dauman and Michael Lombardo

28 Apr 2015

The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.

Memories of a world at war

15 Jun 2015
42 years after The World at War first aired, it remains TV's greatest documentary

Raye Farr
Raye Farr
Four years in the making and, at the time, the UK’s most expensive series, The World at War remains TV’s greatest documentary.  

Improv adds realism to cop show

15 Jun 2015
Matthew Bell reports on how improv is the secret to Suspects' success

Stephen Lambert on revolutionising television

12 Jun 2015
Anne McElvoy turns the spotlight on Stephen Lambert, whose reality formats, such as Wife Swap and Gogglebox, have changed television

Stephen Lambert Credit: All3Media
Stephen Lambert (Credit: All3Media)
Stephen Lambert looks a bit like Lenin – bald, with steely blue eyes and a bit unyielding. He can claim to be the man who revolutionised factual television, bringing us so many of the formats that dominate the schedules, from Wife Swap, The Secret Millionaire and Undercover Boss to Faking It.

Our Friend in the West: Huw Jones

12 Jun 2015
With a new government in London, the future of Welsh-language service S4C is again under scrutiny, says Huw Jones

For the past 12 months, the message from Westminster regarding BBC Charter review has been that nothing would happen before the election. Now, of course, it’s as if a starting pistol has been fired.

This is particularly so with sections of the press going into a frenzy of anticipation, based on certain previous statements by the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale.

Local TV: Here to stay

12 Jun 2015
Ignore the premature epitaphs, argues Torin Douglas. Jeremy Hunt’s vision for a new generation of small TV stations refuses to be buried

Gavin Ramjaun
London Live presenter Gavin Ramjaun
If you were to believe the headlines, you might think that local television – dismis­sed by some as “Jeremy Hunt’s pipe dream” – was dead in the water. The former Culture Secretary’s vision, scorned by most broadcasters, was bulldozed on to the statute book four years ago and the first channels are now 18 months old.

Paxman and Stewart on TV's election coverage

12 Jun 2015
TV heavyweights Jeremy Paxman and Alastair Stewart lock horns, with conflicting takes on TV’s election coverage. Steve Clarke has a ringside seat

Jeremy Paxman and Alastair StewartAlastair Stewart may have hosted British television’s first political leaders’ debate in April 2010 but, more often than not, it was Jeremy Paxman who had the last word at a rumbustious RTS Legends lunch in May.

Steve Hewlett was the ringmaster at this highly entertaining event, which sought to bring an insider’s perspective to the recent general election.

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