VLV Autumn Conference 2018

Tuesday 27th November 2018 10:30 - Tuesday 27th November 2018 15:30

FUture-proofing Public Service Broadcasting

The VLV Autumn Conference will be held at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1J 0BG, on Tuesday 27 November 2018 between 10.30 and 3.30pm.

We are delighted to have Tim Davie, Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios and Director, BBC Global, and Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 as our two keynote speakers.

They will be joined by a line-up of high profile and influential speakers from the world of broadcasting to discuss the rise of global subscription channels and the issue of who sets the news agenda.

Ian Katz,Tim Davie, Alan Yentob,Janine Gibson

Sue Vertue, Producer at Hartswood Films and Cat Lewis, CEO of production company Nine Lives Media, will be on the panel to debate the impact of the growth of the global subscription channels.

Sue began her production career with Mr Bean and went onto produce The Vicar of Dibley and Hospital. Her most recent production has been Sherlock.

BAFTA winning exec producer Cat Lewis set up Manchester-based independent production company Nine Lives Media in 2007. The company makes documentaries, drama documentaries and current affairs programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel Five as well as for US channels.

They will be joined in this session by acclaimed producer, director and writer Peter Kosminsky and this panel will be chaired by Alan Yentob, former Chief Creative Officer of the BBC.

Our final session of the day will focus on who sets the news agenda at a time when headlines and programmes are dominated by Brexit and American politics.

This panel will be chaired by Stewart Purvis, former Editor in Chief and Chief Executive of ITN with Jonathan Levy, Director of Newsgathering at Sky News, and Janine Gibson, Editor in Chief at BuzzFeed UK and Jamie Angus, Director of BBC World Service Group.

This conference will look at how public service broadcasting is under pressure. Subscriptions to TV streaming services such as Netflix have overtaken those to traditional pay TV in the UK for the first time and Ofcom has said that British TV will have to change the way it operates if it wants to compete with the internet giants. This is one of many issues we will be discussing at this Autumn’s conference.

VLV’s AGM will be held after the conference at 4pm.

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