The Hospital Club

Virtual reality gets serious

Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controllers (Credit: Oculus VR)

The latest virtual-reality headsets and gadgets battled for space with a bumper audience at the RTS early-evening event on virtual reality and 360° technology earlier this month. 

Kit from some of the leading innovators in virtual reality was available for the audience to test in a “playroom”, before and after a panel of experts discussed the consumer appeal of this new technology. 

Big Data: What's the big deal?

At Covent Garden's The Hospital Club, former BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas moderated the discussion about big data asking how is it used to make broadcasting better?

He was joined by panellists Laura Chittick (Accenture), Jamie West (Sky Media), Mark Connolly (Havas Media Group), and Pedro Cosa Fernandez (Channel 4) in crunching the numbers around television. 

Highlights: In conversation with.... Sky's Managing Director of Content Gary Davey

Watch highlights from the Royal Television Society's Early Evening Event with Sky's Managing Director of Content Gary Davey which was chaired by Sugar Films' Managing Director Pat Younge.

During the event Davey said that TV channels are here to stay when Younge asked about whether Sky are worried about the competition from Netflix and Amazon.