UK Culture Secretary: TV one of UK’s greatest successes

The UK’s new culture secretary, Matt Hancock, praised TV as “one of the UK’s greatest success stories”. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Hancock said that in recent years TV has grown at twice the rate of the rest of the UK economy and that annually the sector generates more than £13 billion in […]

BBC engineer named as RTS Young Technologist of the Year

The UK’s Royal Television Society has named BBC trainee broadcast engineer James Goodhand as its Young Technologist of the Year. Goodhand graduated from UCL with a degree in physics before joining the BBC’s trainee scheme. Since then he has completed placements with BBC Distribution, Newsgathering Location Facilities and International Bureaux Support. Most recently he led […]

NBCU boss Burke headlines RTS London

NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke will headline the Royal Television Society’s annual London conference later this year. Burke will tell delegates about NBCUniversal’s plans to take advantage of shifts in the content landscape and share his expectations for the future of the industry.  “We are delighted to welcome Steve Burke as our opening keynote,” said Theresa […]

RTS invests in bursaries for TV

The Royal Television Society (RTS) is investing a further £75,000 (€99,000) to support UK students as it launches its 2016 undergraduate bursary schemes. The RTS is offering 20 bursaries to students studying Television Production and Broadcast Journalism courses at accredited universities.  A further five technology bursaries aimed at encouraging talented students to consider a career […]

RTS unveils awards shortlist

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for its RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014-15. The awards cover 27 categories, recognizing skills in programme production, with three awards also presented at the Jury chairs’ discretion. Cilla, The Eichmann Show, Fortitude, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, Pets – Wild At Heart and Wolf Hall […]

RTS announces bursary winners

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has  announced the 25 recipients of its 2015 undergraduate bursaries. The RTS has this year invested £75,000 (€67,000) in two schemes – offering 20 bursaries for TV production and broadcast journalism students and, for the first time, five bursaries for computing and engineering undergraduates. The bursaries aim to widen […]

BBC to launch Netflix-style US platform

The BBC will next year launch an OTT subscription service akin to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US. Tony Hall, director general of the UK’s pubcaster, said the move was part of plan to “try out businesses that go direct to the public”. The BBC Worldwide-operated service will offer Americans […]

RTS opens submissions for young technologist award

The Royal Television Society has now opened entries for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2015. The award is open to anyone with less than three years’ experience working within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries. “With the rise of on-demand services, communication and technology is more important to television than ever before,” […]

RTS unveils craft and design awards shortlist

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for its 2013-14 Craft & Design Awards. The Awards, spread over 25 categories, recognise skills and processes involved in programme production, from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects. In addition to the main categories, the event will also present a Judges’ Award […]

RTS names Young Technologist

The UK Royal Television Society (RTS) has named BT graduate software engineer Bobby Moss as the winner of its Young Technologist Award 2014. Moss has worked on a number of web-based applications used to administrate the server infrastructure within BT’s TV unit, and he is currently working on a project to support the diagnostic work […]