Principal sponsor: BBC

The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster with a mission to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain.

The BBC’s Director General, Tony Hall, recently set out how the BBC will become more open and more distinctive than ever before.  The proposals set out the positive case for the BBC and how its services can adapt and change to meet future audience demands. The BBC’s proposals can be found here, a film outlining our new approach can be found here, and the Director General’s speech outlining the changes can be found here.



Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, providing consulting and outsourcing services through our strategy, digital, technology and operations capabilities.

Accenture Digital Video Services

Accenture Digital Video Services is an end-to-end offering designed to enable clients to deliver a seamless, fully convergent and personalized digital video experience over broadband on devices such as Set top boxes, Connected TVs, Tablets, Smartphones and PCs. At the heart of the offering is the award-winning Accenture Video Solution (AVS): a pre-integrated platform based on Accenture-owned software components and commercial off-the-shelf products.

Accenture Digital Advertising Services

As digital and TV converge the need for capabilities to support a combined marketplace for advertising sales is growing rapidly. To effectively help manage and grow their businesses in this new environment, digital ad inventory owners will need to develop a new set of capabilities.


all3media is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world.

all3media group comprises of leading production companies, independent creators of TV and multi-platform programming from around the world. The companies within the group are based in the UK, USA, The Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand. Across the group, we have won over 50 Royal Television Society Awards, over 20 BAFTAs and 10 Emmys, as well as countless other industry accolades.

BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  

BBC Worldwide also provides an international platform for the best of British creativity - driving exports and showcasing the BBC, the UK’s creative industries and ‘brand Britain’ overseas.  

In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC – equivalent to 12.6% of BBC Television’s content funding for the year. In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide’s invested £180.5m in content, including a 6.2% increase in BBC commissions to £94.4m.

BBC Worldwide plays a key role in supporting the UK’s creative industries, representing over 250 British independent production companies and returning £113.1m to the independent production sector in 2014/15. 

For more detailed performance information please see BBC Worldwide’s Annual Review website:



Media & Entertainment as a whole is an incredibly dynamic and exciting business domain to be involved with. One where technology and associated services have become an intrinsic element in the way digital information and entertainment is created and delivered to audiences. 

The closer the connection and more personalised the relationship becomes between the content provider and the audience, the more engaging and immersive the experience can be crafted. 

Fujitsu provides market leading infrastructure to host content. We also design and build the services necessary to integrate the infrastructure with the respective work-flows and business processes to address the evolving business needs and audience expectations.

With a heritage in networks, Fujitsu has the required capabilities to connect consumers with content; ensuring a quality of experience from media brands that audiences demand.

With over 100,000 global patents registered and annual R&D spend in excess of £1.2bn, Fujitsu is working with customers every day to deliver a truly connected society.


ITN is one of the world's leading news and multimedia content companies, creating, packaging and distributing news, entertainment, factual and corporate content on multiple platforms to customers around the globe. 

For sixty years, we have been at the heart of the media landscape, internationally recognised for our quality, integrity and creativity. Combining our experience honed as one of the UK’s foremost media companies with cutting edge technology and expertise, we are the home of compelling content and visionary creativity.

ITN makes the award-winning news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, reaching around 10 million people daily, with our team of expert journalists providing comprehensive and impartial news and analysis to the British public

From ITN Productions - our independent production company - we produce a huge range of creative and commercial content for the broadcast, corporate, commercial, sports and digital sectors. From quality television like the Agenda with Tom Bradby; to hard-hitting films such as Dispatches: Children on the Frontline; award-winning commercials like the LEGO ad break; and sports footage from the Barclays Premier League, England Cricket, Aviva Premiership Rugby and many more. 

ITN Source is our archive footage licensing division, providing unparalleled access to video content from around the world, captured since 1896, while ITN Source News provides instant access to on-the-day breaking news stories from ITN's newsrooms and journalists.


ITV is the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. 

It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV which are broadcast free-to-air, as well as the pay channel ITV Encore. 

ITV is also focused on delivering its programming across multiple platforms including itv.com, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms. 

ITV Studios is a global production business, creating and selling programmes and formats from offices in the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, the Nordics and the Netherlands. 

It is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the UK, the largest independent non-scripted indie in the US and ITV Studios Global Entertainment is one of Europe’s top international distribution businesses.