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 […]

James Murdoch to give RTS keynote

21st Century Fox boss James Murdoch will give the keynote address at the RTS Cambridge conference this September. The Fox CEO will headline the event with Sky, the pay TV operator the company is in the throes of taking over, the event’s main sponsor this year. Ofcom chief Sharon White will also speak. The UK […]

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 unveils Craft & Design Awards nominations

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2016 In Partnership With Blackmagic Design. The Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in broadcast television and aim to recognise the skills and processes involved in programme production. BBC Sunday night dramas The Night Manager and War and […]

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 […]

TV executives outline Brexit priorities

Ensuring continued freedom of movement within the European Union is the main Brexit priority for UK TV execs polled at the Royal Television Society London Conference yesterday. The organisers of the RTS event surveyed the execs in attendance during a ‘Brexit: Bring it On’ session. Overwhelmingly, the key issue was freedom of movement, with 45% […]