RTS Cambridge Convention 2023 - Sponsors

Principal Sponsor – Channel 4

Channel 4 exists to create change through entertainment. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, Channel 4 generates significant and sustainable cultural, economic and social impact across the UK – at no cost to the taxpayer.

The broadcaster’s distinctive remit is set by Parliament, and it has a role to represent unheard voices, challenge with purpose and reinvent entertainment. For over 40 years, it has been a British success story, engaging generation after generation of young people.

Through a unique publisher-broadcaster model, Channel 4 commissions its content from the UK independent production sector. Working with around 300 creative companies every year, Channel 4 makes a major contribution to the local, regional and national economy, creating and supporting thousands of jobs and businesses across the country.

In 2020, Channel 4 launched its Future4 strategy to become a digital-first public service media company and to continue to deliver significant impact for UK audiences and investment into the UK creative economy.

Across its bases in London, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow, Channel 4 is turbocharging its efforts to find, nurture and develop talent across the UK. Through its training and development initiative 4Skills, Channel 4 is opening up opportunities in broadcasting, with a particular focus on disadvantaged young people, and addressing skills gaps across the Nations and Regions.

Channel 4 has the UK’s biggest free streaming service plus 11 television channels including: Channel 4, E4, E4 Extra, More4, Film4, 4Seven and The Box Plus Network. Through Film4 Productions, Channel 4 also invests in British filmmakers to huge critical acclaim, producing 37 Oscar wins and 88 BAFTA wins in its history.



Dinner and Convention app Sponsor – Accenture  

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth, and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale.

They are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and they are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships.

They combine their strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise, and global delivery capability. They are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of their broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song.

These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. They measure their success by the 360° value they create for their clients, each other, our shareholders, partners, and communities.



Drinks Reception Sponsor – All3Media  

All3Media is a leading global independent TV and film production, digital and distribution group. With bases in the UK, US, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and New Zealand, the group comprises over 50 production companies and labels, as well as All3Media International, its global distribution business and Little Dot, its digital studio. The Group is proud to be the home of some of the world’s very best talent and IP, with a focus on innovation, creative excellence, and entertaining audiences across all platforms - linear broadcasters, VOD, social media and digital.

All3Media’s companies develop and produce award-winning, high quality and popular new and returning programming across all genres including global hit format The Traitors, sold to 20 territories to date; landmark natural history series David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet and Wild Isles; multi-award-winning Gogglebox; hit makeover format Sort Your Life Out; quiz show Lingo as well as Oscar award-winning 1917; comedy hit Fleabag; BBC drama The Tourist; the UK’s top-selling drama series Midsomer Murders; and globally successful period drama Call the Midwife.



Tea and Coffee Breaks Sponsor – Everyone TV 

Everyone TV runs the UK's free-to-view TV platforms - Freeview and Freesat - and leads free TV’s evolution for a streaming age.

Formerly known to the industry as Digital UK, the organisation was originally set up to manage and deliver the switch from analogue TV to digital terrestrial television (aka Freeview). 

Everyone TV is a joint venture owned and supported by the UK's leading public service broadcasters - BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.​ In late 2021, Freesat merged with Digital UK. With both the UK’s free-to-view TV services under the leadership of one organisation, Digital UK updated its industry name in January this year to better reflect its mission – to champion free TV for all.

At the heart of everything we do is a belief that everyone in the UK should be able to access great quality TV, regardless of location or income. Our aim is to deliver compelling free TV services for audiences - providing engaging experiences whatever the distribution means, and ensuring British content made for British audiences remains easily accessible and discoverable.



Welcome Lunch – Pinewood TV Studios 

Home to some of the most successful television productions ever made, Pinewood’s TV facilities are the dependable choice for light entertainment, pilot, sitcom, panel shows, quiz shows, live broadcasting and shows requiring large studio audiences.  

The UK regional facility offers three dedicated, fully equipped, high quality TV studios. Complete with HD galleries, skilled technical support, crewing services, diverse lines to BT Tower, live streaming capability, and stand by power for live broadcast. A host of diverse locations and alternative spaces are also available on the Pinewood lot. 10GE connectivity into our post production facilities offer seamless workflows and quick turnaround edits, making live and ‘as live’ events and entertainment shows from one location a possibility.  

Recent shows include: Taskmaster, Would I Lie to You?, Not Going Out, Tenable, The Ranganation and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK



Nightcap Sponsor – Roku 

Roku pioneered streaming on TV. Roku connects users to the content they love, enables content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provides advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.

Roku TV™ models, Roku streaming players, and TV-related audio devices are available in various countries around the world through direct retail sales and/or licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku-branded TVs and Roku Smart Home products are sold exclusively in the United States.

Roku also operates The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment with exclusive access to Roku Originals. The Roku Channel is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.



Convention WiFi – Virgin Media O2 

Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021, combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a fully gigabit broadband network where customers benefit from average speeds 5x faster than the national average. 

Today, the business delivers award-winning broadband and WiFi connectivity as well as providing an innovative connected entertainment service, which brings together live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and a wide-selection of apps to customers at home or on-the-go through tablets and smartphones. Through Virgin TV, customers have the option of traditional TV bundles via Virgin TV 360 and V6 boxes, or subscription-based TV viewing via Stream from Virgin Media, which offers flexible 30-day contracts so customers can pick and choose the TV they want to watch and pay for.

Its fixed network covers more than half of the country, alongside a mobile network that covers 99% of the nation’s population, with 5G services live in more than 2,100 towns and cities. The company is on track to reach 50% population 5G coverage in 2023. Virgin Media O2 is upgrading its fixed network to full fibre to the premises with completion in 2028.

The company is committed to using the power of connectivity to make its better for people and the planet, taking action to close the digital divide and building an inclusive, resilient, and low carbon economy. The business has set an ambitious commitment to achieve net zero carbon across its operations, products and supply chain by the end of 2040.