Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP delivers her first major speech as Secretary of State at RTS Cambridge

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

In her first major speech since being appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP called on broadcasters to “be as fleet-footed and as adaptable to change as their international competitors” such as Apple and Netflix.

She warned: “Those who do not pool their resources and talent will find it difficult to succeed in this new age.”

Nicky Morgan's speech to the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019

I am thrilled that my first major speech as Secretary of State is here at the Royal Television Society Conference.

The motto of the University of Cambridge, where we gather today, can be translated as “From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge”.

I will let you be the judge of how much enlightenment and precious knowledge I deliver today…

But this ethos of enlightenment was certainly shared by the pioneers who shaped our television sector.