Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of ITV, our keynote speaker, reflected on the value of public service broadcasting in the digital age. His speech can be read here
Baroness Benjamin headed our panel on the future of children's content, joined by Anne Brogan, Joint Managing Director, Kindle Entertainment and Simon Terrington, Content Policy Director at Ofcom.
At the conference we also heard from James Purnell, BBC Director of Radio & Education, on the BBC’s new strategy following the publication of its first Annual Plan under its unitary board. James's speech can be read here
In the final session of the day we explored how UK independent production is changing as a result of the creation of BBC Studios and in response to the impact of global players like Netflix. Will this lead to less UK relevant public service content for audiences? Mark Linsey, Director of BBC Studios, was joined by Kim Shillinglaw, Head of factual for Endemol Shine UK and David Lloyd, former Head of News and Current Affairs Channel 4.