RTS Cambridge

Who You Gonna Trust? | RTS Cambridge 2019

A panel of key industry players discuss the shift in trust between supplier and consumer in the industry. Aasmah Mir chairs the panel with speakers Martin Lewis, Founder and Chair of MoneySavingExpert.com, Ed Williams, CEO UK and EMEA Vice Chairman at Edelman, Vikki Cook, Director, Content Media Policy at Ofcom, Ben McOwen Wilson, Managing Director at YouTube UK  and Deborah Turness, President at NBC News International.

The Rights Stuff | RTS Cambridge 2019

Julian Bellamy, Managing Director at ITV Studios, Howard Davine, Former ABC Studios Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Dan McGolpin, Controller, Programming and iPlayer at the BBC, Jane Turton, CEO at All3Media​ and Kirsty Wark debate what the rise of the SVODs will mean for UK broadcasters and producers in the greatest shake up of the TV landscape since the Communications Act of 2003 gave the indies the rights to the programmes they produce.

Sir Lenny Henry delivers his speech at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019

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It is a massive honour to be speaking today at the RTS. The Royal Television Society, the only place left where the word Royal isn’t followed by the words “shuts down Parliament”.

The RTS has consistently been at the forefront of highlighting the issue of diversity in the television industry. 

I gave my first speech at the RTS over ten years ago, talking about how TV desperately needs more diversity and it’s a mark of how far society has come that I’m back today - to talk about how TV desperately needs more diversity.