TV industry ‘more brutal than ever’ says ITV chief

ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo has admitted that the industry has become more “brutal than ever” on shows that do not immediately perform and admitted it is becoming tougher to take programming risks. Speaking on the first day of the Royal Television Society (RTS) event in Cambridge, Lygo told delegates that there “is a […]

EBU ‘concerned’ after protesters storm Serbian pubcaster

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has expressed concern after protestors broke into the headquarters of Serbian pubcaster RTS in Belgrade on Saturday and demanded to be allowed to make a public address live on air. “We strongly oppose acts of violent intimidation against media organisations and call on all parties in Serbia to engage in a constructive […]

SES extends partnership with Telekom Srbija, RTS

SES has extended its deal with Telekom Srbija, which will now transmit an extra three TV channels and three radio stations for Serbian public broadcaster RTS via an Astra satellite. Telekom Srbija is leasing additional capacity on Astra and will use it to broadcast TV channels RTS1, RTS2 and RTS Poletarac and radio stations Radio […]

Serbian telecom takes new channels from RTS

Serbian telecom operator MTS has added five new channels from national broadcaster RTS to its TV offering. MTS, formerly known as Telekom Srbija, has added RTS Život, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor and RTS Muzika to its basic offering. Lifestyle and entertainment channel RTS Kolo (RTS Life) provides a variety of shows on different […]

YouTube Red to launch in the UK ‘at some point’

YouTube’s subscription service YouTube Red will launch in the UK “at some point”, though no date has been confirmed for the rollout, according to Google’s European president Matt Brittin. Speaking at a Royal Television Society (RTS) event in London last night, Brittin, who is president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and business […]

RTS names craft and design winners

The UK Royal Television Society has announced the winners of its Craft and Design Awards 2017. BBC One drama Taboo and the broadcaster’s World War One Remembered: Passchendaele each picked-up three awards. For their work on Taboo costume designer Joanna Eatwell received the prize for Costume Design – Drama while Erika Okvist, Jan Archibald and […]

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 […]

Murdoch, Bradley and Clementi among RTS speakers

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for its forthcoming Cambridge Convention. The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from September 13-15, will feature speakers including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, Ofcom CEO Sharon White, culture secretary of state Karen Bradley, BBC chairman David Clementi, and A&E Networks CEO Nancy […]

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 […]

Raft of Serbian channels launching on SES

Satellite operator SES is to carry six TV channels and one radio station for Serbian public broadcaster RTS. The six channels,  RTS Satelit, RTS Život, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor and RTS Muzika, and radio station Radio Beograd, will be transmitted to cable headends across Europe and will be available to Serbian expatriates via […]

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