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Features

Television MagazineCover July/August 2014
July/August 2014

Leeds was the location for the Grand Depart, the opening stage of this year’s Tour de France. And the city played host to another important summer event – the 10th Yorkshire Programme Awards, held for the first time at the splendid and very contemporary Royal Armouries museum. 

It was a wonderful occasion and I was delighted to have been invited. Michael Steer and Matthew Burton from Educating Yorkshire presented an event that celebrated Yorkshire’s finest.

Further north still, the inaugural RTS Scotland Awards was a fantastic event, which I was also privileged to attend. Congratulations to all the winners at both awards ceremonies.

During the past month I was thrilled to be present at the RTS Centres Council, generously hosted by RTÉ 

in Dublin. 

The day’s centrepiece was an inspiring and amusing talk given by RTÉ’s Chairman, Tom Savage.

Back in London, the RTS All Party Parliamentary Group hosted a stimulating debate, “Future of funding for the BBC”. A top-class panel dissected the key issues – and more besides.

Even England’s dismal draw against Costa Rica the same evening failed to dampen proceedings.

Looking forward to September, I would like to your draw attention to our London conference, “Power, Politics and the Media”.

We have put together a stellar line-up of UK and international speakers.

One of the keynotes will be given by Chase Carey, President and Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox, the subject of this month’s cover story. Please book your places now. 

Theresa Wise

 

09 Sep 2014

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, among other leading industry figures, the event is one not to be missed.

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.

BBC director general Tony Hall today announced a “competition revolution” which will overhaul TV production at the corporation.

A morning of debate surrounding the future of the license fee. Speakers include Tony Hall; George Brock, Head of Journalism Department at City University; Lord Burns, Chairman of the Independent Panel on BBC Charter Review during 2004-5; James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital at the BBC.

The June issue of Broadcast magazine features an interview with RTS Chief Executive Theresa Wise in which she discusses our new bursary scheme and the expansion of RTS Futures. 

While you are busy filling in your applications for the RTS Young Technologist Award in time for the midday deadline on Friday 4thJuly, you may also be interested in the Broadcast TECH Young Talent Awards.

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

Lord Grade, the former Chairman of the BBC, has dismissed the idea of funding the BBC by subscription as “barking.”

The BBC licence fee is coming up for renewal in 2016. There is much uncertainty around the future of the licence free, including whether to decriminalise non-payment of the fee. Claire Enders, Lis Howell, Lord Grade and Nick Ross will discuss its future together with alternative funding models for the Corporation.

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain's leading forum for television and related media, has announced the winners of the first RTS Scotland Awards.

09 Sep 2014

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, among other leading industry figures, the event is one not to be missed.

11 Nov 2014

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our student awards at York Racecourse again this year. After the success of some of our winners in thsi year's RTS National Student Awards it will be a great opportuinity to spot tomorrow's talent today.

24 Sep 2014

Hold the date for RTS London's annual update from the IBC Conference and Exhibition, which this year is being held in association with the IET who are, with the RTS also, owners of IBC. A panel of journalists and industry gurus share their insights and analyse the trends.

05 Aug 2014

In our annual Welsh-language event this year, Ron Jones, Executive Chairman, Tinopolis, will be talking to Tim Hartley about the development of the company, and about the host of interesting projects they have in the pipeline.

05 Aug 2014

Yn y digwyddiad yma, mi fydd Ron Jones, Cadeirydd Gweithredol Grŵp Tinopolis, yn sgwrsio gyda Tim Hartley am ddatblygiad y cwmni, ac am y llu o brosiectau diddorol sydd ar y gweill gan y cwmni ar hyn o bryd.