KIDS, COVID & CONTENT

KIDS, COVID & CONTENT

A young girl holding a TV remote while watching children's programming
Wednesday, 20 October, 2021
4:30pm

Location

Online
United Kingdom
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How has COVID-19 impacted children’s media consumption and the content created in response?

In January 2020, we held a joint event with the Children’s Media Foundation: “Are the Kids Alright?” The session looked at how the mainstream media were providing engaging content for our youngest audiences. Then the pandemic changed everything. How did the media industry rise to the challenge? 

RTS London and the CMF now bring you an hour of insights and information, exploring key case studies of content created and delivered by broadcasters, producers, digital providers, and online creators that responded to, or reflected, the COVID-19 crisis, and how it impacted children's TV audiences. As life returns to something like normal, discover how some of the most brilliant content makers and platforms rose to the occasion, what they made and how they achieved it to boost public service.

Chair:
Gary Pope, CEO of Kids Industries.

Panel:
Louise Bucknole, VP of Programming Kids, ViacomCBS Networks International UK & Ireland
Helen Foulkes, Head of Education and Newsround, BBC
Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content, Sky UK & Ireland
Maddie Moate, Presenter and YouTuber
Greg Foot, Science Presenter and Producer

Producers: 
Nikki Stearman, CMF, with Execs Carol Owens, RTS, and Greg Childs, CMF.

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How has COVID-19 impacted children’s media consumption and the content created in response?