Television Magazine

October 2021

Lorraine Heggessey enjoys being out and about again – but a missed train reminds her that Zoom has...
Disabled people are the most under-represented in TV. What will it take to improve representation...
Dana Strong (left) and Beth Rigby (credit: Richard Kendal)
Sky’s CEO explains why partnerships and aggregation are key to maintaining a strong subscriber...
Geoff Hill (credit: ITN)
Tributes have been paid to a man often described as “a journalist’s journalist”, Geoff Hill, editor...
‘Embrace change,’ urges RTS Convention Chair Ben McOwen Wilson
Alex Mahon (Credit: Richard Kendal)
The Channel 4 CEO lays out the case against privatisation and argues that her channel is prospering...
Vigil (Credit: BBC)
Director of photography Matt Gray won an RTS Craft & Design Award for his cinematography on BBC...
With HBO Max preparing to enter much of Europe, the company’s content chief is keeping his options...
YouTube’s chief business officer tells the RTS how his platform supports 30,000 jobs in the UK
Five creatives offer reflections on what Britishness means for them and their work.
From left: Naga Munchetty, Marianna Spring, Matthew Price and Deborah Turness (credit: Richard Kendal)
How does TV news cope in an age of disinformation? 
Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Credit: ITV)
Docs are embracing the techniques of the best dramas as the true crime genre booms. Matthew Bell...
The pandemic has accelerated ITV’s transition from advertising-supported broadcaster to diversified...
Kevin Mayer (Credit: Richard Kendal)
Premier League football tops sport streamer DAZN’s wish list.
Richard Sharp (Credit: Richard Kendal)
The BBC Chair sees impartial news as a vaccine to beat an epidemic of dangerous disinformation.
The Director-General talks up the BBC’s value for money and impact in the creative sector
rom left: Kirsty Wark, Fraser Nelson, Alex Mahon and Maria Kyriacou (credit: Richard Kendal)
How radically do public service broadcasters need to transform themselves in order to retain their...
Gareth Southgate (Credit: Richard Kendal)
Gareth Southgate explains why being a macho boss is anathema to managing the England men’s team.
Rhodri Talfan Davies, John Whiston, John Curtice, Kirsty Wark, Chris Banatvala, Alex Mahon
What would the break-up of UK plc mean for broadcasters – and how should their newsrooms cover the...
The CEO of the newly merged Virgin Media and O2 communications giant argues that he is a...
On a day of high drama in Westminster, John Whittingdale steps up to outline the Government’s plans...
Bullying is twice as prevalent in TV as in other industries. What must be done to stamp it out?...
Ofcom’s CEO emphasised that the regulator’s independence is vital to the health of broadcasting and...
From left: Brandon Riegg, Ralph Lee, Lorraine Heggessey, Sanjay Singhal and Jane Turton (credit: Richard Kendal)
The post-Covid boom is fuelled by the streamers but beset by inflation and labour shortages.
Credit: Richard Kendal
The Clintons’ move into TV production aims to provide a global platform for gutsy women.
Cameron Roach
Cameron Roach finds inspiration in one of the great ITV companies as we grapple with how to define...