Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and biggest investor in television content. We serve millions of customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

ITV

In addition to traditional broadcasting on ITV's channels, it delivers its content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player. Through ITV Studios it produces content for both its own channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. ITV's distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.

Broadcast & Online

BBC

Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is a public service broadcaster funded by the licence fee paid by UK households.

It uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website.

BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language.

Paxman and Stewart agree to disagree over the 2015 election coverage

Jeremy Paxman and Alastair Stewart at RTS legends Lunch in May 2015

The two seasoned broadcasters offered different perspectives on the recent general election to their interviewer, Media Show presenter Steve Hewlett.

"Monumentally dull" was the verdict of the erstwhile Newsnight attack dog on the campaign in which pollsters, pundits and politicians were all convinced would lead to another hung Parliament.

Paxman opined that TV networks had devoted so much attention to opinion polls because it was a "monumentally dull" campaign.

RTS Bursaries

The Royal Television Society is committed to supporting UK undergraduates who wish to study computing, engineering, television production or broadcast journalism at Creative Skillset accredited universities. 

In 2015 the RTS pledged £75,000 towards its two bursary schemes, both of which provide £1,000 per year to support the living expenses of students enrolled on an eligible programme. 

Scriptwriting for TV

The bad news for Lisa Holdsworth, en route to addressing a Bristol Centre meeting, was that her train had no internet access; the good news was that she could spend the time writing an extra two pages of the current script. Lisa's talk, attended by local university students as well as RTS members, was peppered with such practical insights into the modern TV writer's day. You'll have seen and heard Lisa's work on Waterloo Rd, or New Tricks, or Robin Hood, or previously on Emmerdale (of which she has written 40 episodes).