The FAANGs have yet to take too big a bite out of TV’s share of viewing. But with Facebook, Apple and Google now promising to join Netflix and Amazon in investing billions in video streaming, major entertainment companies, notably Disney and Fox, are rushing to consolidate.
Even Mark Zuckerberg agrees that regulation of online platforms is inevitable. The question now is “how do you do it”? With a white paper on internet regulation expected in the Autumn, this session will examine what steps the Government must take to ensure a level playing field between broadcasters and technology companies. Has the time come for an internet regulator? And do successful broadcasting rules – like the watershed, advertising rules and impartiality – have a place in an online regime?
Kirsty Wark talks to NBCU's Jeff Wachtel and Endemol Shine's Peter Salmon about their thoughts on major market trends in production and distribution, and ask what the UK industry can learn from the rest of the world.
Welcome by David Lynn, RTS Conference Co-Chair and President & CEO, VIMN.
Carolyn McCall speaks for the first time since becoming ITV's Chief Executive with chair Tim Hincks, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Expectation.
An address by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, followed by a Q&A with Zeinab Badawi.
Alex Mahon, Chief Executive of Channel 4, in conversation with Tim Hincks.
The Ofcom CEO contributes to the debate about issues and challenges in online regulation from the perspective of the UK’s broadcast regulator. Chaired by Kirsty Wark, Writer and Broadcaster.
The RT Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport speaks to David Lynn, RTS Conference Co-Chair and President & CEO, VIMN.
James Currell, RTS Conference Co-Chair and President, VIMN UK Northern and Eastern Europe, and Theresa Wise, Chief Executive of the Royal Television Society, close the London Conference 2018.