Sir Peter Bazalgette

NBCUniversal International named lead sponsor of RTS London Conference 2016

As leader of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, Burke will share his views on global media trends, how NBCUniversal is capitalising on shifts in consumer, technological and market dynamics, and his expectations for the future.


Ofcom: In the eye of the storm

This was always going to be a big year for Ofcom. Its to-do list for 2020 includes: overhauling the telecoms market and upgrading the UK’s broadband network; a major review of public service broadcasting and its future in the face of changing technology and audience habits and huge global competition; tackling both “online harm” and industry diversity issues; updating EU “audio-visual services” rules post Brexit; and, as the BBC’s regulator, trying to sharpen the corporation’s performance and decision-making.

“Public Service Broadcasting is more important today than it’s ever been" argues ITV's Sir Peter Bazalgette

“PSB is more important today than it’s ever been…Important to our democracy, to our culture and to our economy," argued Sir Peter Bazalgette in his speech at The Voice of the Listener and Viewer Autumn Conference on 29 November. 

“PSB channels are still watched by more than 80% of the [UK] population every week," he stated. “Independent news is the lifeblood of democracy. What public service television news has brought to this is a gold-standard of impartial news.”

“Can there be any better evidence of a genuine democracy?” he asked.

RTS Cambridge Convention 2015 programme announced

The preliminary programme for this year's RTS Cambridge Convention has been announced. 

The convention, held on a biennial basis, brings together leading figures from the television and its related industry.

This year's event looks forward to television in 2020, focusing on the challenge for content, creativity and business models.

The programme features sessions covering foreign ownership of UK production, the rise of the smart phone in television viewing, and the influence of talent in programme-making.