Bob Bakish, Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc., will deliver the International Keynote at this year’s RTS London Conference.
The biennial one-day conference will explore the accelerating pace of consolidation across global media sectors and how this drive for scale is impacting the commissioning and production landscape. Global leaders will gather to discuss the future evolution of television both in the UK and internationally. With giant technology companies pushing deeper into video and threatening a further wave of disruption, where does this leave the traditional media majors, the UK PSBs and production companies, both big and small? How are issues around trust and competition being addressed by organisations and by regulators? And what will be the outcomes for viewers?
This is the first time the RTS London Conference has been sponsored by Viacom, and it is co-chaired this year by David Lynn, President Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and James Currell, President, VIMN, UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.
High profile speakers already confirmed include: Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive, Sky UK & ROI, Sharon White, Chief Executive, Ofcom, Tony Hall, Director General, BBC, Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, ITV, Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4, Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, Channel 4, Zai Bennett, Director of Programmes, Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland, David Abraham, CEO, Wonderhood Studios, Kirsty Wark, Writer and Broadcaster, Georgia Brown, Director European Originals, Amazon Studios, Mark McLane, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays, Trevor Phillips OBE, Founder, Webber Phillips, Anne Nguyen, Principal, BCG, Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, Chair, Global Disability Innovation Hub and Deputy Chair, Channel 4,Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media.
The registration fee for the Conference is £570 + VAT. Early bird tickets have now sold out.