Royal Television Society


RTS names ITV Studios and C4 execs to board

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed Julian Bellamy, managing director, ITV Studios, and Sarah Rose, chief consumer and strategy officer, Channel 4, to its Board of Trustees. In other appointments, Siobhan Greene, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, joins as the chair of the RTS Student Awards alongside Keith Underwood, COO of Channel 4, taking […]

RTS names bursary scheme recipients

The UK Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the recipients of is 2017 undergraduate bursary scheme, designed to widen participation in media and related industries and support talented students from lower income backgrounds seeking to pursue a career in television. The 2017 bursary scheme offers 22 bursaries for Television Production and Broadcast Journalism students and […]

RTS names Young Technologist

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the winner of its annual RTS Young Technologist Award. Kathleen Gray, guarantee broadcast engineer at NEP UK Broadcast Services, was chosen to receive the award by a panel of judges chaired by Terry Marsh, Digital Media Consultant. Gray graduated from Southampton Solent University before joining NEP UK […]

RTS opens entries for Young Technologist Award

The Royal Television Society has opened its RTS Young Technologist Award 2017 for entries. The RTS award is aimed at early-career engineers in broadcasting or related industries. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the IBC trade exhibition and conference to learn about content creation, management and delivery. The runner up will receive […]

RTS launches 2017 bursary scheme

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its undergraduate bursary schemes for 2017, investing over £75,000 to support UK students from lower income backgrounds. The RTS is offering 20 bursaries to students studying accredited Television Production and Broadcast Journalism degree courses. A further five technology bursaries, aimed at encouraging some of the most talented students […]

Social media platforms hail age of vertical videos

Content is increasingly being tailored for mobile devices, which are fast becoming the primary devices for viewing online video, according to executives from the leading global social media platforms. The march of mobile also means to emergence of new formats including ‘vertical’ videos – content that is filmed to enable viewing on mobile phones held […]

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook: more live video but no plans to commission content

YouTube and Twitter plan to bring more live video to their respective platform, but neither has plans to commission their own content on the model of traditional media companies, executives from both companies told attendees at a Royal Television Society event in London last night. Twitter is likely to do more deals to bring live […]

RTS names Craft & Design winners

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2016. BBC One drama, The Night Manager picked up three awards, with Signe Sejlund receiving the prize for Costume Design – Drama, Jenna Wrage winning for Make Up Design – Drama and Victor Reyes for Music – Original […]

Virgin Media boss Mockridge to chair RTS

Pay TV veteran Tom Mockridge will chair the Royal Television Society board of trustees, replacing the outgoing John Hardie. The RTS said it is also looking for a new president to replace former Endemol exec Sir Peter Bazalgette, who is stepping down after six years at the helm. Mockridge currently runs Liberty Global’s UK cable operator, […]

RTS names bursary winners

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the winners of its 2016 undergraduate bursaries scheme, designed to widen participation in media and related industries and support talented students from lower income backgrounds seeking to pursue a career in television. This year’s scheme offers 20 bursaries for TV production and broadcast journalism students and seven […]