online events

BBC's James Purnell: “In a moment of crisis we are really reminded why we need public service media”

Speaking at an RTS webinar the BBC’s director of Radio and Education, James Purnell, said that the organisation effectively moved overnight to launch its popular and widely acclaimed home education initiative.

“Amazingly we provided an entirely new education service in lockdown – ten hours of new TV a week, 150 lessons a week, which hit a chord with the public,” he said.

Bitesize Daily lessons attracted record numbers as three million children tuned in on day one.   

The TV Collective to launch free online events for BAME industry professionals

The TV Collective coaches, champions and connects BAME workers with each other and to paid opportunities.

The sessions will help to specifically address the challenges BAME professionals face and will be a mix of free live talks and Q&A’s led by industry experts across TV, digital media and the creative industries.

Each session will allow attendees to discuss and collaborate and receive career advice, while exploring the new business models and ways of working adopted by the industry.