RTS Republic of Ireland Student Television Awards

Sean Cunningham, Paul Kavanagh, Padraic Byrne, Nicole Storck and team from the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education took the Animation award with an irreverent film about religion, Define Intervention. “The original scripting and placing of witty set pieces immediately conveyed a well-crafted animation with great attention to detail and unique comedy,” said the jury.

Nominations announced for RTS Television Journalism Awards 2017

CNN International, Sky News and BBC News are in the mix to fight it out to be named News Channel of the Year, whilst Murder of Jo Cox (ITV), the Brussels Terror Attack (Sky News) and Battle for Mosul - 48 Hours (CNN International) will battle it out for the Breaking News Award.

Victoria Derbyshire has already secured a nomination for Daily News Programme, but she is also up for Network Presenter of the Year, which is the second year in a row that she's been nominated.

The BBC needs to broaden its range, says Sir David Attenborough

(Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

It’s a rare that two thoroughgoing BBC men are seen smiling, let alone laughing, inside the precincts of the House of Commons. When senior BBC people visit Parliament, they are invariably greeted by sceptical MPs, keen to give them a rough time. 

The atmosphere could not have been more different when, last month, the RTS invited Andrew Marr and Sir David Attenborough to hold a conversation at the Commons.  

Tom Mockridge appointed Chair of the Royal Television Society

Tom is the CEO of Virgin Media and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of parent company Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Tom joined Liberty Global in June 2013 following the acquisition of Virgin Media. During the previous two decades he worked for News Corporation in a variety of senior roles across the world. He started his career as a newspaper journalist in his native New Zealand, then in Australia, before becoming an adviser and spokesperson for the Federal Treasurer, the Honourable Paul Keating.

Morph joins the RTS East Centre Launch Event!

Original Morph set from Aardman Studios, part of the AniMotion Exhibition

We’ll be celebrating our new Centre in Norwich on November 30th amongst exhibits created by some of the UK’s most imaginative artists. Investigate an origami city over-laid with ever-changing sound and light, be transported into the world of virtual reality while controlling a skeleton avatar and have your face transformed into the winged creatures that inhabit the exhibition.