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As part of our Anatomy of a hit series, which has looked at Sherlock and Broadchurch, RTS will be bringing Doctor Who to London.

Online booking now open. 

16 Sep 2015

The Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention is to be held on 16-18 September 2015 and will be chaired by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC.

29 Oct 2014

Our next RTS Futures event offers the essential tools for survival, to help you develop a successful and rewarding career in television.

24 Nov 2014

The RTS Higher Education Media Day is organised by the Royal Television Society and will be held at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank on Monday 24 November 2014 between 10.30am and 6.00pm.

27 Oct 2014

This demonstration and screening at Penarth's Pier Pavilion Cinema will give you a chance to view a range of material shot with the AMIRA and ALEXA cameras.  There will also be ample opportunity for you to get your hands on ARRI's latest equipment.

Broadcast have offered RTS full members a discounted price on tickets to the Broadcast Production & Post Forum

27 Oct 2014

RTS Student Programme Masterclasses in Factual, Comedy and Drama will take place at BFI Southbank at the end of October. Don't miss out, book your place now. 

We are now welcoming nominations for the Programme Awards. 

We are now inviting entries for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2014.

27 Oct 2014

RTS Student Programme Masterclasses in Factual, Comedy and Drama will take place at BFI Southbank at the end of October. Don't miss out, book your place now. 

27 Oct 2014

This demonstration and screening at Penarth's Pier Pavilion Cinema will give you a chance to view a range of material shot with the AMIRA and ALEXA cameras.  There will also be ample opportunity for you to get your hands on ARRI's latest equipment.

29 Oct 2014

Our next RTS Futures event offers the essential tools for survival, to help you develop a successful and rewarding career in television.

30 Oct 2014

The Royal Television Society Midlands Centre Gala Dinner and Awards 2014 will be held at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on the evening of Thursday 30th October.

04 Nov 2014

Come and meet Julia Foot, Bargain Hunt's Series Producer, and hear the inside stories behind this long running daytime TV perennial.  It is also a golden opportunity to network with the series' production staff, including its directors, researchers and production managers.

07 Nov 2014

25 years later, whatever happened to Byker Grove?

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.

12 Nov 2014

Media files are different and the needs of a broadcast and media enterprise more demanding than office networks. What are the challenges and how can they be overcome? Is the promise of commodity IT hardware a reality or do we need expensive bespoke systems? 

Television Magazine

October 2014

Read Television Magazine October 2014

I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the recent RTS London conference, "Power, Politics & The Media", such a huge hit. You will find full coverage of all the sessions in this issue.

The RTS is especially thankful to Rob Woodward, who chaired the conference. Rob and his STV team's contribution were crucial to the event's success.

I'd also like to thank everyone who attended. The turnout was fantastic.

It was lovely to see so many next-generation leaders at Kings Place and so many of our Centre Chairs.

The line-up of speakers was one of the most exciting I can remember. We were thrilled to have as keynote speakers Chase Carey, from 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, head of Discovery Networks International, and Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

I am extremely grateful to them and to all the outstanding speakers and session chairs. The day dealt with many of the big questions preoccupying people who work in media. Those who attended came away with plenty of food for thought.

The London conference set the bar high, but our autumn events programme is already up and running and making a splash.

Our new RTS Futures season got off to a stimulating start on 22 September with "I Made It In... Drama". A writer, script editor and director gave tips on how to succeed in this most exacting of TV genres.

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman's searching conversation with Tim Davie, BBC Worldwide's CEO, was a vibrant and highly enjoyable occasion.

Later this month, the RTS Student Programme Masterclasses debut as a free-standing event. We've got a great line-up of top practitioners across comedy, drama and factual. Free tickets are available for students. To find out more, go to the RTS website.

In the pipeline is the third in our "Anatomy of a Hit" series. This one is really extra special. All I will say is that if you're a Doctor Who fan, you won't want to miss out.

Also upcoming are "Connected TV Decoded" and a diversity discussion featuring Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey and his Labour and Liberal Democrat shadows, Helen Goodman and John Leech. Early hustings for next year's General Election are under way in our industry.

Theresa Wise

Read Television Magazine October 2014

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