Gurassa appointed as Channel 4 chairman

Channel 4, Ofcom, Four

According to an announcement by Ofcom, he will join the Channel 4 board on 28 January, replacing outgoing Chairman Lord Burns.

Gurassa is the former chairman of Virgin Mobile, LoveFilm and others, in addition to his role at EasyJet, and also serves as a trustee of English Heritage.

He said “I am excited to be joining Channel 4, which has a unique place in UK broadcasting. I look forward to exploring Channel 4’s important contribution in a rapidly changing sector.”


RTS London Student Awards 2016

This year's RTS London Student Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Ore Oduba, the rising star of sports broadcasting and a regular face on the UK’s leading morning news programme, BBC Breakfast,

Tickets are available for the nominees and their university staff, with 20 available on ballot for members to attend and network with the next generation of TV creatives.

Broadcast Hotshots shine at RTS Futures event

RTS Futures and Broadcast Magazine BAME Hotshots Christmas Party at the Hospital Club

RTS Futures turned the spotlight on TV’s diversity – or lack of it – at its final event of the year where a panel of young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent revealed their struggles and triumphs in the industry.
The panel was drawn from Broadcast’s 26 BAME Hot Shots of 2015, which the magazine announced in August.

RTS announces the winners of the Craft and Design Awards 2014-15

Comedian Susan Calman hosted the awards at a ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London tonight (30 November).

This year saw the launch of a new Director’s category. The award for Director – Fiction went to Julian Farino for Marvellous (BBC Two), while Colette Camden picked up the award for Director – Non Fiction for What Do Artists Do All Day? Sue Webster (BBC Four).

For a full list of winners click here

The Secret of Soaps: The Story Behind the Stories

No one could accuse Coronation Street of taking it easy, even though this would be understandable for a middle-aged British telly institution. Over the last couple of years the ITV soap has given viewers multiple murders, deaths and suicides; explosions and a minibus crash; a pre-teen pregnancy; and even a gay vicar.

Audiences have been lapping up the drama, which regularly attracts more than 7 million viewers. Corrie remains the nation’s favourite soap.

W1A - the story behind the series

If you have experienced the elation and the frustration of working for Auntie, you’ll recognise the horribly accurate portrayal in the BBC2 sitcom W1A.  Jon Plowman, Exec Producer, and John Morton, Writer/Director, (the team that previously produced the hit 2012 on the Olympics) will answer your questions about how they came up with the idea, how they make it and the reaction of the television community.