Children’s internet use has reached record highs with those aged between 5 and 15 years old spending approximately 15 hours online each week. In contrast, the amount of time children spend only sitting to watch television just passes the 13 hour mark.
This was the key message from the London Centre’s review of this September’s IBC, which was held jointly with the Institution of Engineering and Technology at the latter’s sumptuously refurbished HQ on the banks of the Thames.
Amsterdam’s annual media technology event welcomed more than 1,600 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors to its exhibition halls and conference sessions. The RTS and IET are two of the six partners behind IBC.
This years awards will be presented at a gala dinner held at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on the evening of Thursday 3rd November. Our compere for the evening will be ITV News Central's Sameena Ali Khan.
The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has announced the launch of Diamond, a world-leading monitoring system designed to promote diversity in TV.
Diamond marks the first time accurate, industry-wide data has been gathered to monitor diversity, both on- and off-screen.
CDN’s Executive Director Amanda Ariss told the RTS that “Diversity has been an issue... for a while. We know that there is still a lot to do. […] It’s a real first that organisations who are main competitors [in television] have agreed to monitor diversity on a consistent basis and to publish the results.
An intern will be expected to pitch ideas for game-changing TV shows, develop content for new platforms such as Snapchat or Facebook Live and create new games to play on your mobile device.
As well as developing ideas to meet set briefs, you’ll also have time, space and resources to develop your own thoughts. Successful candidates will be mentored by the experienced and successful Youngest Media team, and will work in a fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere.
The humble set-top box is poised to become the first of a new generation of domestic media servers at the heart of the next stage of the home entertainment revolution. Many in our industry persist in seeing STBs – originally introduced more than 20 years ago as simple devices for decoding broadcast signals – as a mere “techy” sideshow.
They have, however, emerged as one of the most important device classes in the consumer media landscape and, once again, they are driving disruption and strategic change.
Funny ha ha? The serious business of working in TV comedy” offered invaluable advice to an audience of wannabe comedy producers and writers. The panellists, expertly chaired by Rick Edwards, the writer and presenter of ITV2 panel show Safeword, demonstrated that there are many routes into the genre.
BBC Comedy head of talent Daniell Morrisey started out in TV as a trainee floor manager on BBC One drama Casualty. He recalled this being “a massive baptism of fire at the age of 20”.
RTS Futures pairs up with the Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes for a second year to host their annual Summer Party.
Evening Standard TV Editor, Toby Earle presents the panel on early career mistakes at the beautiful Kings Place canal-side venue.
Niantic, Inc. is the developer of hit AR games Pokémon Go and Ingress. The formerly Google-owned developer was spun out of the company in October 2015. In March 2015 Google announced that the software developer was working on adapting Ingress for television.
MIDLANDS AWARD CATEGORIES 2016
Best Promotional Programme
This Award recognises production excellence and creativity in programmes intended either for general or specialised audiences made either for corporate purposes or retail/mail order sale.
They may have promotional, public information, training, educational, entertainment, special interest or other purposes.
They must not have been broadcast other than as an insert to a separate programme