The biennial one-day conference will explore the accelerating pace of consolidation across global media sectors and how this drive for scale is impacting the commissioning and production landscape. Global leaders will gather to discuss the future evolution of television both in the UK and internationally.
The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
As leader of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, Bakish will share his views on global media trends, how Viacom is capitalising on shifts in consumer, technological and market dynamics, and his expectations for the future.
British public service broadcasters proved relatively resilient in 2017, despite strong competition from SVoD and other digital distractions.
The best performer was the smallest of the PSBs, Channel 5. The channel’s audience share rose by 2.2% – comfortably ahead of ITV, up 1.2%, and Channel 4, down 0.2%. The audience for Channel 5’s portfolio of channels grew by 5%, led by 5Spike, which jumped by an extraordinary 27%.
The three-day Convention featured keynotes from James Murdoch, Ofcom chief Sharon White and the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP, as well as some lively panel discussions.
Watch highlights from the event below, or scroll down to watch the sessions in full. You can read more about this year's RTS Cambridge in the October issue of Television magazine.
In a bid to reflect the channel's core values, the logo will be split up into five segments, called bold, colourful, creative, entertaining and spirited. It will appear on Channel 5, 5USA, 5Star and on its demand service.
Industry experts evaluated attendees's resumes at the CV clinics to show them how to make theirs stand out from the rest.
If you couldn't make the event, or you want to relive it, this video includes the highlights of everything you missed.
Following her stint as a feisty X Factor judge, Spice Girl Mel B is to present the UK version of Lip Sync Battle.
The show, which sees two celebrities go head-to-head to impress an audience with their miming skills, has already proved a success in the US.
Hosted by rapper LL Cool J and model Chrissy Teigen, the series is an expanded version of a segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The digital revolution will be televised,” argued Viacom chief Philippe Dauman in an upbeat address to the RTS Convention. Twelve months after the US media giant bought Channel 5 for £450m, Dauman offered a positive “end-of-term report on our first year as a British public service broadcaster”.
“Today, I am pleased to reaffirm our commitment to upholding the rights and responsibilities that entails. We pledged that we would increase investment and original creative content – we have, and will continue to do so.”
The RTS Cambridge Convention 2015 took place from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 September, seeing senior leaders from the television industry on both sides of the Atlantic converge on the city.
The topics covered over the three days ranged from the importance of the BBC worldwide, to a debate about the lessons learnt from the General Election 2015, to the continued challenge that the television industry faces with the rise of video content emerging on digital platforms.