First speakers announced for RTS Cambridge Convention 2019

First speakers announced for RTS Cambridge Convention 2019

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Sky’s Jeremy Darroch and Discovery’s David Zaslav have been confirmed as the first international keynote speakers for this year’s RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by ITV’s Carolyn McCall.

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of ITV is taking the position of Convention Chair for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019, with Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky, and David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery, confirmed as the first international keynote speakers for the prestigious biennial conference. Additional speakers include: Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC; Alex Mahon, Chief Executive of Channel 4; Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – with many more names still to be announced.

The 2019 event, which is set to take place at King’s College in Cambridge from the 18-20th of September, is this year entitled “Content, Consumers, and everything in between”.

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of ITV and Convention Chair, said: “This theme reflects the much used phrase “the golden age of TV.”  The abundance of content and the choice for viewers has never been so vast.  Technology has meant viewers can now watch what they choose, when and how they want.  This convention will explore how consumers feel about this and how media organisations - whether broadcasters, OTT's or producers - are responding to these changes."

Theresa Wise, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Television Society, said: “We have already confirmed an outstanding line up for the Cambridge Convention, and we are very much looking forward to working with the speakers and Chair Carolyn McCall as we prepare for the event and continue securing global industry leaders to come and share their insight and vision. We are delighted that both Jeremy Darroch and David Zaslav will be joining us to bring their global perspective to this year’s conference, sharing insights from over a decade of leading Sky and Discovery through a period of sustained growth and evolution.”

The Principal Sponsor for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019 is ITV.

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Sky’s Jeremy Darroch and Discovery’s David Zaslav have been confirmed as the first international keynote speakers for this year’s RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by ITV’s Carolyn McCall.