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Building a Buzz 2 - what makes a good PR campaign

Beyond promos, how do you build a buzz around the nation’s hottest television events such as Game of Thrones, Death in Paradise and Cold Feet? Press interviews? Social media? How about a news-grabbing stunt in the middle of central London? Public relations campaigns use a variety of eye catching techniques to grab attention, but can they match advertising in generating audience interest?

The Dawn of Broadcast TV

80 years ago this month, in November 1936,  the BBC started its television service from Alexandra Palace in North London. Following initial transmissions of interview and magazine programmes, it started to experiment with other types of show and tried out drama formats along with entertainment and factually-based productions.

IBC Review 2016 - in association with the IET

The IET welcomes the RTS to the recently refurbished Savoy Place on the banks of the Thames as they collaborate on this important update on new technologies and trends from IBC. Every September in Amsterdam the IBC Exhibition and Conference cover the entire supply chain of broadcasting and media content creation, management and delivery from acquisition to audience. This year's theme is Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy, Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

BBC World Service

The BBC World Service is currently undergoing its biggest ever expansion, adding twelve new language services and investing more into digital innovation, increasing its TV output and expanding its overseas operations.  The aim is make the BBC’s trusted news and content more accessible to audiences around the world – specifically, to reach 500 million people worldwide by the BBC’s 100th anniversary in 2022.

John Watkinson on Helicopters – RTS-TVC Christmas Lecture

These are just a few of the questions answered by industry guru John Watkinson as he takes us on a deep and insightful journey of helicopter design at this year’s RTS-TVC Christmas Lecture on Wednesday 13th December, 7pm, Pincents Manor, Reading.

The theory and dynamics of helicopter flight are complex. But in his no-nonsense plain-speaking style Watkinson will de-mystify the concepts of rotary flight, and explain in lay-man’s terms how a helicopter operates.