Apply for RTS Young Technologist Award 2016

IBC 2015

In addition this year, the winner will be invited to the RTS London Conference 2016, on Tuesday September 27th. The runner up receives the Coffey Award, a book of their choice.

Requirement overview

The Award-winner will be required to write a report or presentation within 3 months of attending IBC, setting out how the visit has helped to achieve its purpose of advancing education in the science, practice, technology or art of television or its allied fields.

The judges will be looking for an application that demonstrates:

Digital gurus hail 'most exciting time' for online video

YouTube and Facebook, which between them boast 19 billion daily views worldwide, offer huge online platforms to video content producers but television is also entering the market.

Sky’s new TV service Sky Q includes an online video section, bringing together content from many digital creators, including Barcroft Media, Red Bull Media House and GoPro. And youth brand Vice recently announced that its first European linear TV channel, Viceland, would launch in September.

Gurassa appointed as Channel 4 chairman

Channel 4, Ofcom, Four

According to an announcement by Ofcom, he will join the Channel 4 board on 28 January, replacing outgoing Chairman Lord Burns.

Gurassa is the former chairman of Virgin Mobile, LoveFilm and others, in addition to his role at EasyJet, and also serves as a trustee of English Heritage.

He said “I am excited to be joining Channel 4, which has a unique place in UK broadcasting. I look forward to exploring Channel 4’s important contribution in a rapidly changing sector.”