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14 Jul 2015

The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Bryant MP will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing television in the future

More transparency is needed for broadcasters' diversity schemes to work, reports Steve Clarke

Sky to broadcast highlights of this year's RTS Student Television Awards

Find out who won at this year's RTS Student Awards

The Royal Television Society has launched the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014-2015 to recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production, from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects.

Broadcasting legends Jeremy Paxman and Alastair Stewart on opinion polls, election campaigns and political punch ups

From On The Hour to Veep, legendary show runner Armando Iannucci shares his influences with the Royal Television Society at a sold-out event in Westminster.

Did you miss the Programme Awards 2013-14? Here's your full round up of the night with Michael Underwood.

14 Jul 2015

The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Bryant MP will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing television in the future

08 Jul 2015

A celebration of video in the air…latest advances in aerial imaging

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.

17 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.

18 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.

Television Magazine

June 2015

I am very pleased to say that the May RTS Futures event, "First Dates – Falling in Love with Ideas", and our RTS Legends lunch featuring Jeremy ­Paxman and Alastair Stewart were both huge successes.

Great ideas are the lifeblood of television. At "First Dates" the audience heard from some of TV's top creative thinkers on how to turn ideas into must-watch shows. Sincere thanks to all those who took part.

Our two heavyweight anchormen were expertly put through their paces by Steve Hewlett at the Legends lunch. This sold-out event was seriously entertaining. The journalists who attended had plenty to write about. It was fascinating to hear two very different perspectives on the election and its coverage.

Paul Jackson is standing down as Chair of RTS Legends. I am so grateful for the absolutely superb job Paul has done: the calibre and range of speakers he has persuaded to be interviewed at these lunches has been extraordinary.

Thanks, too, to Clive Jones, who co-produced the May lunch with Paul.

I was thrilled to attend the RTS Scotland Awards, on 20 May, at the Oran Mor in Glasgow, where we recognised the best of Scottish television. STV Deputy Director of Channels Elizabeth Partyka was a deserving recipient of the RTS Scotland Award.

Finally, I'd like to highlight the 20th RTS Student Television Awards, held at the BFI Southbank on 5 June. Congratulations to every single one of the winners.

And huge thanks to Stuart Murphy, our RTS Student Awards Chair. The highlights of the ceremony have gone out on Sky Arts.

As Creative Skillset recently reminded us, gaining a foothold in TV is often challenging. With luck, those who triumphed at the student awards will have a head start as they consider their options beyond full-time education.

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