Midlands

BBC Television is 80 years young, says Norman Green

Green, the first head of technology at ITV Network and the founder of the RTS London Centre, came armed with a series of fascinating test transmissions and films from the 1930s.

The BBC officially launched its TV service from Alexandra Palace London on 2 November 1936. Its first major outside broadcast was the coronation of George VI in May 1937. This technological breakthrough was captured in a BBC film, Televising the Coronation Procession, which Green showed at the event.

Midlands given Baird natural history lesson

The Baird Lecture traditionally focuses on how technology influences TV production and BBC One’s Planet Earth II is the perfect example of recent innovation.

Gunton, who is creative director of factual at the BBC’s Natural History Unit, explained how the latest technology has shaped the content of programmes.

The production team used infra-red cameras to shoot the amorous rhinos and the baby iguana who outran the snakes hot on its tail.

RTS Midlands Networking Seminar Worcester

Guest speakers will give industry updates, RTS Midlands will encourage exchange of information and you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

There will be 3 events following the same format across the region with more planned for the East later in the year.

The events currently available for you to attend are:

2nd February  Staffordshire University

9th February University of Wolverhampton

23rd March University of Worcester

RTS Midlands Networking Seminar Wolverhampton

Guest speakers will give industry updates, RTS Midlands will encourage exchange of information and you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

There will be 3 events following the same format across the region with more planned for the East later in the year.

The events currently available for you to attend are:

2nd February  Staffordshire University

9th February University of Wolverhampton

23rd March University of Worcester