It is a pleasure to speak at this Royal Television Society conference - and to take up the post as Minister responsible for our most vital, cherished and thriving sector.
The Awards recognise the best in student television from across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Entries are welcomed from any students attending higher education institutions at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Awards are presented in six categories: Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Feature.
Their idea for a TV programme, Billy the Bear, featuring a teddy bear who educates and entertains kids, stole the hearts of the judges, winning them a VIP Tour of BBC Birmingham.
Midland’s education programme is now in its third year. The RTS Centre worked with secondary schools in the region, offering year 8 and 9 pupils an insight into the television and visual media industries.
Travel through the history of British television in this interactive timeline
Sir Paul Nurse delighted his large audience with a passionate defence of science as a revolutionary force that can transform our lives, when he delivered this year’s Royal Television Society and Institution of Engineering and Technology Joint Public Lecture at the British Museum.
In a wide-ranging speech, the Nobel Prize-winning geneticist discussed the approach to science in the media, government and education. And – in advance of the EU referendum – gave strong backing from the scientific community for staying in Europe.
Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks
Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks comes fresh off the back of Reggie’s Best Presenter win at the RTS Programme Awards 2016.
He was, in fact, unable to attend the ceremony because he was filming one episode of the Worst Weeks series.
The two-part series will place Reggie in intense situations for one brutal week, asking questions from the inside.
The Judges’ Award recognises an outstanding contribution to the UK’s television and media industry and the actor, writer, comedian and producer collected the Award in recognition of his work to raise awareness of issues surrounding diversity within the television industry.
Geoff Hill is the editor of ITV News. He is responsible for a range of its output such as its national news programmes, ITV News London and ITN-produced Tonight programmes.
The channel recently won an RTS Television Journalism Award for home news coverage.
Here he explains that there is no written formula when planning a news programme.