Gary Davey is one of pay-TV’s most experienced executives. He was part of the team that launched Sky TV in the late 1980s. Now, after holding senior positions in Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland and Star TV (when he was based in Hong Kong), he is back in the UK. He was appointed Sky’s Managing Director for Content in January 2015.
To celebrate the year coming to an end, we put together the best pieces of advice received from industry experts.
From a YouTube presenter to a Sky commissioner, there has been a variety of tips on offer throughout 2015.
Josh Douglas became an assistant editor at Barcroft Media after completing an apprenticeship at the production company.
Here he tells the RTS about how important it is to start your own YouTube channel in order to showcase the videos that you have filmed and edited.
Some years ago, when The Guardian hosted a supper at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, there was an unfamiliar face sitting among the executive classes.
It should be said that, over the years, this event has been notable for a number of spectacular rows. And, in the interests of transparency, I have to admit that I was responsible for one of the worst, when I asked Luke Johnson, then Chair of Channel 4, what a “pizza maker” like him knew about television.
Who will own the future – the broadcasters, the content owners or the global tech behemoths, such as Google, Facebook and Apple? The question is not new, but it is becoming ever more pressing for people in television.
James Purnell, the BBC’s Director, Strategy and Digital, led this comprehensive opening debate, “Happy Valley or House of Cards? Television in 2020”.
It will include stories about the volunteers and athletes, news about the games and background information. And it will be delivered online via Over The Top (OTT) services.
The IOC President, Thomas Bach, told German media magazine Horizont that he believes in the importance of having appealing content on digital platforms.
Here Tyler West says to present a successful YouTube channel it needs to be consistent.
His channel has over 1,000 subscribers.
Here he explains how a YouTube host should be themselves in order to have a successful channel.
Music videos are to carry a certified 12, 15 or 18-age restriction to protect children viewing explicit content online.
There have been a number of complaints from parents on forums such as netmums about the sexualized content in music videos that their children have been watching, including Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.
Now, YouTube and Vevo must comply with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) guidelines that age restriction must be included on the video’s page.
Thanks to the invaluable support of our Patrons, the RTS can continue to expand its diverse programme and remain the leading forum for industry debate.
As HRH The Prince of Wales has said: “The Royal Television Society has only been able to flourish and to grow with Patron support."
Patrons play much more than an important financial role within the Society.
Philippe Dauman, Chief Executive of Viacom, the media empire created by nonagenarian Sumner Redstone, has been called many things in his long Viacom career.
One is "dauphin", marking both his succession potential and the fact that he is French-born. Although he has lived almost all of his life in the US, Dauman is a fluent French speaker.
He is "an iron fist in a velvet glove" according to Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP. The New York Times summed him up as "The man who would be Redstone".