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.

Paxman and Stewart agree to disagree over the 2015 election coverage

20 May 2015

Alastair Stewart and Jeremy Paxman at the RTS Legends LunchJeremy Paxman and Alastair Stewart agreed to disagree at a sold-out and often boisterous RTS Legends' lunch.

The two seasoned broadcasters offered different perspectives on the recent general election to their interviewer, Media Show presenter Steve Hewlett.

How to be the best... Researcher

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Rick Edwards hosts an interactive event with an expert panel offering advice on how to fast track your career

Discover what it takes to be the best researcher in the business from top bosses and star researchers and fast track your career

This exciting panel and Q&A session gives you the golden opportunity to identify the essential tools and skills to be an ace researcher. Our panel of experienced TV researchers and bosses from different genres will share the secrets of how to master the skills of great research that underpins all media content and will help you to get ahead in your career.

Booking Instructions: 

The cost to RTS Futures members is £10.00.  Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking.

All tickets are non-refundable.

It is completely free to become a member of RTS Futures. Sign up here

This event is open to all RTS Futures members or RTS Full Members but is designed for those with no more than two years’ television experience.  To book a place you (and any guest/s you book a place for) MUST be either a member of RTS Futures or an RTS Full Member. 

Venue details
Venue location: 
110 Rochester Row London SW1P 1JQ
United Kingdom

RTS Wales Centre - AGM 2015

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Notice of our Annual General Meeting, (Cyfarfod Blynyddol Cyffredinol), to be held on the 18th June 2015 at the Cameo Club, Cardiff.

RTS Wales Centre

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The RTS Wales AGM for 2015 will be held on 18 June at 7.00pm at the Cameo Club,
3 & 5, Pontcanna Street, CARDIFF, CF11 9HQ

Any notices for the AGM should be sent to hywel@aim.uk.com

Hywel Wiliam
RTS Wales Centre Administrator
07980 007 841

Venue details
Venue location: 
Cameo Club,
3 & 5, Pontcanna Street,
CARDIFF CF11 9HQ
Map: 
http://www.cameoclub.co.uk/how-to-find-us/

Software is the new hardware at NAB

15 May 2015
Adrian Pennington surveys the latest tech trends on display at NAB in Las Vegas

Audio post-production software from iZotope
Audio post-production software from iZotope
The NAB trade show, held every April in Las Vegas, used to bill itself as the place to see kit manufacturers parade their newest wares to broadcasters and producers. Headline-grabbing black boxes that perform cool, new tricks are, however, increasingly rare.

TV vs Digital: A match made in heaven?

15 May 2015
A group of digital pioneers explains how TV is evolving in an online content world dominated by YouTube. Matthew Bell logs on

Fleur de Force and Steve Bartlett
Fleur de Force and Steve Bartlett
RTS Futures assembled a panel of pioneers for its sold-out event at London's Hospital Club in late April, "I made it in... digital". An enthusiastic, youthful audience was eager to learn from their experiences of working at the cutting edge of new media. It learnt, perhaps surprisingly, that television – the dancing dad at an achingly hip party – still has a big role to play in the digital age.

Our Friend in the West: Mike Gunton

15 May 2015
Our Friend in the West: Mike Gunton discovers that even in America’s Midwest the Bristol-based NHU is part of the culture

Mike Gunton
Mike Gunton (Credit: BBC)
Last week, I was standing in a fly-fishing shop in a small town in Montana telling the owner I worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. "Oh, so you're from Bristol," was his reply.

OK, he was a wildlife fan and did then ask if David Attenborough was my neighbour, but it does illustrate that Bristol and the NHU's reputation go far and wide.

Michael Jackson: From Macclesfield to Manhattan

15 May 2015
Michael Jackson has been an innovative indie and CEO of Channel 4. He also ran channels at the BBC and Universal. He still fervently supports committed programme-makers, hears Steve Clarke

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson (Credit: Nutopia)
Michael Jackson's stellar career encapsulates much of the creative history of TV during the past 30 years. He was an innovative independent producer back in the 1980s, reinvented BBC Two in the 1990s, and went on to run Channel 4. There, he launched Queer as Folk, Ali G and Big Brother, before crossing the Atlantic to work for the legendary mogul Barry Diller.

Why film is a good fit for the BBC

15 May 2015
As her unit marks its 25th anniversary, Head of BBC Films Christine Langan tells Steve Clarke that the corporation is more serious than ever about backing British movies

Christine Langan
Christine Langan (Credit: BBC)
Everyone knows that BBC drama is either near or at the top of its game. But what of BBC Films, the broadcaster's infinitely poorer and sometimes neglected cousin?

For the past six years, BBC Films has been led by Christine Langan, a one-time Granada script editor who went on to win acclaim within ITV and beyond.

A future for a Digital Single Market?

15 May 2015
Content owners are sceptical about the EU’s plans for a Digital Single Market. They want to protect the status quo on selling rights. Raymond Snoddy reports

Ross Biggam, Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), believes you need a degree in Kremlinology to work out exactly what the European Commission is trying to do with its plans for a Digital Single Market (DSM).

The Commission has faced concerted opposition from the film and television industries – not least the ACT, which represents the interests of commercial broadcasters in 37 countries – over what are seen as attempts to end, or erode, geo-blocking of content across the EU.

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