Advertising-supported on demand and streaming video is growing fast - is it the new nirvana for Broadcasters? With AVOD growing rapidly as a key, non-subscription revenue model, how are broadcasters taking advantage?
The Film and TV Charity recently published Looking Glass ’21, a follow-up to its 2019 research which uncovered a mental health crisis in the film, TV and cinema industry. At this special panel session, the charity’s CEO, Alex Pumfrey is joined by Head of Bectu, Philippa Childs, CEO of Banijay, Lucinda Hicks and Alicia Dalrymple, Junior Production Manager at Dragonfly to discuss how Looking Glass ’21 acts as a temperature check for the industry as it emerges from the pandemic.
Frayed's creator, writer and star Sarah Kendall, co-founder of Merman Clelia Mountford, who developed and executive produced the series, and director Shaun Wilson discuss the making of Sky comedy Frayed. Chaired by Boyd Hilton.
I feel like there’s a part of me in every role,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw told the RTS during a wide-ranging Q&A session with the radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman.
Creator Alice Seabright, executive producer Tally Garner and stars Erin Doherty, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Billy Howle, Jack Farthing and Brandon Micheal Hall give an in depth behind the scenes look at the new BBC One drama Chloe and discuss what to expect from the new drama. The event was hosted by Rhianna Dhillon.
The stylish and twisty BBC Scotland show, which is shot in Edinburgh and returned for a second series this autumn, opens with the antihero, lawyer Max (Mark Bonnar), being released from jail.
“Guilt is spoken about a lot in this series... but this show is more about revenge. Max’s overarching desire is to revenge what has happened to him,” explained the actor.
Exploring the methods of making remote production easier, he said: ‘Streaming isn’t just about going live on a platform any more. It’s also about bringing remote presenters into a production or viewing a shot as it’s happening on set, live, remotely from anywhere in the world.
‘If you have a director on the other side of the world who needs to be involved in the post-production process, they want to see everything that’s happening and have a means of communicating with the people in that edit suite. We can do that using live streaming technologies.’
Lucy Tallon, head of mental health and wellbeing at The Film and TV Charity, which organised the October event with RTS London, said one in seven people in the UK have some form of nuerodiversity. These are people, such as those with dyslexia and on the autism spectrum, whose “brains learn and function differently to a neurotypical person”.
The resilience and ingenuity of broadcasters and producers as they adapted their children’s content to lockdown was emphasised at a joint RTS London and Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) event, “Kids, Covid and content”, in October.
Louise Bucknole, VP of programming for kids at ViacomCBS Networks International UK & Ireland, recalled how Covid-19 had forced producers to make Channel 5’s pre-school service Milkshake! virtually.