RTS London Conference 2014: 'Power, Politics and the Media'

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Bookings are now open for our flagship event of the year, held at Kings Place. With speakers including Chase Carey, President and COO of 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, BSkyB, Tony Hall, Director-General of BBC, and Kirsty Wark, the event is one not to be missed.

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Venue location: 
Kings Place
90 York Way London N1 9AG
United Kingdom

RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014

2013/2014 Craft and Design Awards

Entries are now invited for the 2013/2014 Craft and Design Awards which will be presented on Monday 1 December 2014 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London W1K 1BE.

Download the awards criteria

RTS Student Television Awards 2014

This is the twentieth year of the RTS Student Television Awards and we are now inviting entries for the RTS Student Television Awards 2014.

Please send in your submissions before Friday 26 September 2014.

A man with worldwide ambitions

11 Jul 2014

The CEO of BBC Worldwide wears no tie and no airs. Tim Davie tells Andrew Billen why he is not bashful about money or public service

The Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide is a personable, persuasive but modest fellow with a south-London accent. Tim Davie wears no tie and has no airs.

When we run out of our allocated time in the Robin Day Meeting Room at New Broadcasting House, he finds, after a few wrong turns, an empty cubicle named after Elizabeth Cowell (BBC TV’s first continuity announcer), where we can continue.

TV Diary

11 Jul 2014

Not many bring-your-daughter-to-work days include a war briefing in Parliament. All in a day's work for Andrew Scadding

It’s the football again this week. To be honest, my only issue with the footie is that Holby City gets shifted around, and that’s my weekly appointment-to-view TV.

Holby City, I hear you ask? Yes, I answer. I know it’s popular and British and, yes, I know it’s not a box-set political drama from Washington or, come to think of it, set in Schleswig-Holstein or Malmö – but I love it.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Bristolian and Holby is kind of, er, Bristol.

Footie fans prepare for Cup fever

16 Jun 2014

The biggest match of the competition is BBC vs ITV. Owen Gibson inspects their line ups

The last time the World Cup was held in Brazil, victory for Uruguay was such a shock to the hosts that it plunged an entire nation into mourning. Sixty-four years later, those two South American nations won’t be the only near neighbours to resume a bitter rivalry.

In contrast to four years ago in South Africa, when the BBC was based in Cape Town and ITV’s studio was in Johannesburg, the two British broadcasters are operating in Fifa-built studios next door to one another, with views of Copacabana Beach.

Role models for the perfect chairman

16 Jun 2014

The BBC Trust needs to decide what kind of chairman it wants to recruit. Stefan Stern provides a survivors’ guide to picking a leader it can live with

Unexpectedly, a vacancy has arisen. Major heart surgery has brought a premature close to Lord Patten’s chairmanship of the BBC Trust. The timing is unfortunate, to say the least.

The BBC has the small matter of a Scottish referendum and a finely balanced general election to get through, followed by charter renewal in 2016.

While Vice-Chairman Diane Coyle steps up on a temporary basis, a permanent answer has to be found to Lord Beaverbrook’s famous question: “Who is in charge of the clattering train?”

An inside view of the enemy within

16 Jun 2014

The inside story of an independent, crowd-funded film about the 1984-85 miners strike. Report by Hywel Wiliam and Tim Hartley

Margaret Thatcher labelled them the “enemy within” and the media cast them as “Arthur’s Army”. 

Marking the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners strike, Sinead Kirwan and Owen Gower from production company Bad Bonobo explained at a Wales Centre event how they made Still the Enemy Within as an independent, crowd-funded film. 

Together, they raised £75,000 to tell the hidden story of the people behind the longest national industrial dispute in British history. 

Speed date the entertainment gurus

16 Jun 2014

Futures members probed and pitched at some of the biggest names in Entertainment television, writes Matthew Bell

The top primetime ­entertainment shows ­– Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice UK, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor – all occupy a unique place in the ecology of British TV.

They offer viewers glitz, gossip and star power – and deliver huge audiences. And if an entertainment format can be sold overseas, rights holders can cash in worldwide.

High stakes for the BBC

11 Jul 2014

A key issue in the Scottish independence debate is the fate of the BBC if Scotland votes yes, reports Maggie Brown

In June former Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally ignited the debate about the BBC and Scottish independence by raising the “EastEnders” question. The key issue is whether the country’s 5.2 million citizens would have uninterrupted access to all current BBC services, if the referendum vote is for separation, and Scots’ licence fees are then diverted to a new national broadcaster.

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