Digital gurus hail 'most exciting time' for online video

YouTube and Facebook, which between them boast 19 billion daily views worldwide, offer huge online platforms to video content producers but television is also entering the market.

Sky’s new TV service Sky Q includes an online video section, bringing together content from many digital creators, including Barcroft Media, Red Bull Media House and GoPro. And youth brand Vice recently announced that its first European linear TV channel, Viceland, would launch in September.

In Conversation with Sky's Gary Davey

Sky's Managing Director of Content Gary Davey will be in conversation with Managing Director of Sugar Films, Pat Younge.

For the last year Gary Davey has been responsible for Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK – as well as overseeing the entire entertainment offering of Sky Deutschland.

Gary’s long career in pay TV has seen him occupy senior roles in Italy, Hong Kong and the USA – as well as a previous stint at Sky. 

Q&A with Jonah Hauer-King, Melanie Lynskey and the cast and crew of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

We gathered the stars and creators of Sky's upcoming drama The Tattooist of Auschwitz, to hear how they delicately adapted Heather Morris' bestselling novel about finding love in the darkest of places.

Stars Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Prochniak, Jonas Nay and Melanie Lynskey were all on the panel, as well as director Tali Shalom Ezer and Executive Producer Claire Mundell of Synchronicity Films. 

The event was hosted by Jason Solomons. 

Libby, Are You Home Yet?: The ethics behind true crime

What Lisa [Squire] wanted was for us to get this message across: you should always report non-contact sexual offences. Because it does make a difference.” Candour Productions’ Anna Hall was speaking at an RTS Yorkshire event on 31 January – five years to the day that Squire’s daughter Libby was abducted, raped and murdered in Hull.

Just how this reporting makes a difference becomes clear during Humberside Police’s hunt for Libby’s killer, in Candour’s powerful Bafta-winning, three-part series Libby, Are You Home Yet?.

First Look images show Harvey Keitel and Jonah Hauer-King in The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The internationally best-selling novel by Heather Morris recounts the real-life meeting and lives of Holocaust survivors Lale Sokolov and Gita Furman in the midst of one of the most abhorrent events in human history. Morris met and interviewed Sokolov in 2003, resulting in the 2018 publication of his fictionalised story.

Harvey Keitel, known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, will play the modern day Sokolov, with Yellowjacket’s Melanie Lynskey interviewing him as novice author Heather Morris.

Working Lives: Drama Commissioner

What does the job involve?

Working with the brilliant producers and writers we have in this country, we look for dramas that we think people will watch and love on ITV – and then we facilitate the producers to make them. We’re out there telling people what we think might work for ITV, and the producers also come to us with great ideas.

We want ideas that will surprise and challenge us, so we’re not simply doing the same thing over and over again.

What was your route into TV?

Winners announced for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2023

The awards ceremony was hosted this evening by comedian and presenter Eddie Kadi at the London Hilton on Park Lane, commending the exceptional skills and processes that are involved in programme making.

Across the 28 competitive categories, the BBC had a victorious night receiving 14 awards, with The English winning both Costume Design – Scripted and Design Titles, and The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II for both Director – Multicamera and Multicamera Work categories.

Dynamo to bury himself alive in December live special

Magician Dynamo is buried in a coffin, looking at the camera slightly startled

The programme will culminate in the performer – real name Steven Frayne – burying his own grave, where he will lay his creation to rest. 

In the run-up to the finale, Dynamo will go on a mental health journey. At rock bottom, the magician struggles with loss of identity, but manages to find the strength to move onto the next chapter of his life and career. 

Along the way, he reaches out to such famous faces as Cara Delevingne, Tyson Fury, Demi Lovato, and Steven Bartlett. Each conversation gets Dynamo closer to the empowerment necessary to let go of the past.