Watch: London Conference 2014

Watch: London Conference 2014

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Monday, 15th September 2014

Missed the London conference this year? Here you will find videos of all the sessions, from Chase Carey's keynote speech to panel debates on the Scottish Referendum media campaign. 

Session One: International Keynote – Chase Carey – 21st Century Man

President and COO of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, talks to RTS President Sir Peter Bazalgette about The Simpsons, Time Warner and what keeps him up at night.

Carey, one of the few at the top of the Murdoch empire whose surname doesn't begin with 'M', gives a rare interview in which he discusses how content is the bedrock of 21st Century Fox, his relationship with Murdoch, and his belief that American investment in British media will bring "an ability to help businesses to be more vibrant, stronger."



Session Two: The Future you don't want to face

Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News, chairs a debate on the future of television with those a the forefront of change. Matt Brittin, President, Northern and Central Europe Operations, Google, Karla Geci, Head of International Media, Facebook and Kevin Sutcliffe, Head of News Programming EU, VICE News discuss platforms, reaching the elusive younger demographic and altering the paradigm of time. 


Session Three: Tomorrow the World

Broadcaster and journalist, Kirsty Wark, chairs a discussion on the deals that have been dominating media news in recent months and the longer term impact they will have. Delving into these topics with Kirsty are Lorraine Heggessey, Kevin Lygo, Managing Director, ITV Studios and Alex Mahon, Chief Executive Officer, Shine Group.


Session Four: Kingdom Not United

Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg chairs a discussion on the impact of media upon the Scottish referendum with some of the key faces behind the debate. Ross Colquhoun, Director, National Collective, John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde and Gregor Poynton, Associate Director (International) Digital, Portland Communications discuss the impact social media has had on public opinion, Alex Salmond's divisive qualities and how political engagement in Scotland has reach such a high that people are having intelligent political conversation in Edinburgh nightclubs at 3am.



Session Five: Have I Got News For You?

Stewart Purvis, Professor of Television Journalism at City University , talks to the leaders of the three main providers about TV news in the digital age. John Hardie, Chief Executive of ITN, John Ryley, Head of News at BskyB and Fran Unsworth, Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC join Stewart to discuss how broadcasters will adapt to the challenges of smaller budgets and changing audiences without affecting quality.


Session Six: Give me Liberty

Kirsty Wark, sits down with Liberty Global’s Senior Vice President and CSO Jim Ryan to discuss deals present and future. In the sixth session of the day, Ryan talks about Liberty Global's future investment plans, the retransmission fee debate, and Liberty's place at the table on the UK content discussion.


Session Seven: Whose IP Is It Anyway?

Alex Graham, Director, Big Eck Consulting chairs a debate on intellectual property rights in production. He is joined by Martin Baker, Director of Commercial Affairs, Channel 4, Bryan Elsley, Writer of Skins and Dates, Michael Foster, Agent to stars such as Chris Evans, and and Liz Warner, Chief Executive, Betty.


Session Eight: Future of the BBC

As figures in the media and Westminster debate whether the licence fee should be scrapped in favour of a subscription service, and proposals to de-criminalise non-payment of the fee, it will be the job of James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital at the BBC, to make the case for the future of the broadcaster. In the eighth session of the day, Purnell speaks to writer and broadcaster Steve Hewlett about the future of the BBC.



Session Nine: Keynote - JB Perrette - The Voyage of Discovery

JB Perrette, President of Discovery International talks channels, content and the future of Discovery with Alex Mahon in the penultimate session of the day.

It’s been a monumental year for Discovery in which their international business outstripped their domestic US one for the first time. Perrette reflects on this "watershed" moment and discusses the All3Media takeover with Liberty Global. 


Session Ten: Keynote – Secretary of State

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP made his first formal appearance as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at the conference. After admitting his dismay at not receiving a Blue Peter badge during a recent trip to Salford, he moved on to make some exclusive announcements, confirming Rona Fairhead's appointment as chairman of the BBC Trust, outlining his approach to retransmission fees, and promising a review of TV licence enforcement that will "shape the future of the BBC in a way that works for both the Corporation and those who pay for it."



Session Eleven: Enabling the Next Generation

In our final session of the day Lorraine Heggessey, former Controller of BBC1 and founder of Boom Pictures, chairs a discussion with two of the biggest figures in British television on how the media industry is going to find the next generation of talent. She is joined by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, and Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive of BSkyB.


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Missed the London conference this year? Here you will find videos of all the sessions, from Chase Carey's keynote speech to panel debates on the Scottish Referendum media campaign.