The Guardian’s Media Editor, Jane Martinson meets the commissioners challenging traditional TV.
With innovative transmission models and infamously deep pockets, these programme makers define success by buzz, subs and churn rather than overnight viewing numbers. Today's traditional commissioners need to beat these agile rivals to the best properties and ideas, creating hit shows that compete long after initial broadcast.
So, who are the new commissioners disrupting television? Jane meets UKTV’s Richard Watsham, BT’s Delia Bushell, BBC Three’s Damian Kavanagh, Viceland’s Kevin Sutcliffe, and Sky Atlantic’s Zai Bennett.