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In Conversation with Matt Brittin | Full session

Watch the full session of Matt Brittin, President of EMEA Business & Operations, Google in conversation with journalist Kate Bulkley at the sold out RTS evening event. Brittin talks about his Google's place in the TV industry, touching on subjects such as fake news, British original content and the development of YouTube Red.

Read the event report and watch the highlights video here

The Great History Debate | Full video

British television makes great history programmes – but not enough of them, claimed the experts at a lively RTS early evening event chaired by Sir Tony Robinson in early October.

Joining Tony on the panel were:

Leanne Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Wall to Wall
Suzannah Lipscomb, Historian/Presenter
Tom McDonald, Head of Natural History and Specialist Factual Commissioning, BBC
David Olusoga, Historian/Presenter

Video: Seizing The Opportunity

Reflecting on the discussion and debate of the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017, some of the leading figures in the industry share what they have learned and how their organisations will flourish in the future world.

Chair:

Tim Hincks, Co-CEO, Expectation Entertainment

Panelists:

David Abraham, Chief Executive, Channel 4

Damian Collins MP, Chairman, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Sky

Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive, Virgin Media

Video: Talent – How To Find It, Nurture It, Pay For It and Keep It

Finding and keeping the best talent is the key to commercial success – whether it’s the face of your channel, or the personalities who anchor your entertainment formats.  But it’s a tricky balancing act. Agreeing the right deal, keeping your existing talent happy and preventing your rivals from poaching them is enough to keep broadcast execs awake at night.  A panel of experts take a look at navigating the talent jungle. 
Chaired by Heather Jones, General Manager UK / Senior VP of Content & Creative, A+E Networks, the panel features:

Video: Does TV have a problem with class?

Long term success is built by mobilising and engaging the very best talent both on and off screen. Whilst progress has been made on diversity, issues such as class, social mobility and the under-representation of some viewpoints are now rising up the agenda. With the contribution of some young people trying to take their first steps into broadcasting, the panellists debate the issues and the solutions in this important area.
Tim Hincks, co-CEO of Expectation Entertainment, chairs a panel including:

Greg Dyke, broadcaster and former BBC Director-General

Video: A League of Our Own? The future of entertainment TV

Pointless host Richard Osman presents a light-hearted look at the future of entertainment. 
A panel of leading commissioners offer their thoughts on how to have a linear hit in a digital age. What are the next big trends? Can entertainment break out of Saturday nights?  The session also features a very special all-star League of Their Own task with a number of familiar faces.

On the panel with Richard are: 

Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment, Sky

Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment, ITV

Video: What Is The Future For Digital Advertising?

Advertising has a central role to play in funding the content our audiences love but this critical revenue stream is increasingly challenged by the rise of the tech giants. At a time when concern is growing about the veracity and quality of some online advertising, how can broadcasters fight back against the digital threat? Will clients and brands really pay for a quality and brand-safe environment or is this just a blip before online displaces broadcast as the winner in global video advertising? And what other innovation or changes could television deploy?