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Grade: ‘Ofcom not culture wars regulator’

Lord (Michael) Grade, the Chair of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom, has declared that it “will not and should not regulate the culture wars”. Delivering a keynote speech at RTS London Convention 2022, his first since taking on the role in May 2022, industry veteran Grade noted the role Ofcom would be playing in the implementation […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

‘TV well-placed to weather financial crisis’

Senior executives from some of the TV industry’s major companies have suggested they are well positioned to counter the effects of the financial climate on users’ entertainment spend. Speaking at the RTS London Convention 2022, Priya Dogra, Convention Chair and Managing Director, EMEA, Warner Bros. Discovery, acknowledged that the entertainment industry was at the beginning […]

September 27, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

TGI Sport closes deal for Sportseen

TGI Sport has acquired Sportseen, a rights buying and digital advertising sales firm.TGI Sport is owned jointly by Bruin Capital and Quadrant Private Equity. Founded in 2007 by Chris Jones and Vasco Gomes, Sportseen has been at the forefront of the emerging opportunities to integrate geotargeted, AI-informed advertising on every screen and platform. The company […]

September 26, 2022

Sky picks up 2 awards at RTS Programme Awards

The 2022 Royal Television Society Programme Award winners were announced on March 29th at a ceremony hosted by Tom Allen at Grosvenor House London, with Sky’s awards including: Comedy Performance – Male, Samson Kayo for Bloods. Described by judges as a performer “with real heart, warmth and originality”, the BAFTA-nominated co-creator of the show Samson […]

March 30, 2022

Sky receives 10 noms for RTS Programme Awards 2022

Sky has received 10 nominations for the 2022 Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards, with nods for comedy, drama, arts, documentary and sports. The nominations are: Scripted Comedy Bloods. BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo and Golden Globe-nominated Jane Horrocks star the Sky Original comedy series as paramedic partners in the South London ambulance service. When tough-acting loner […]

March 3, 2022

Sky News wins News Channel of the Year at RTS Television Journalism Awards

Sky News won News Channel of the Year for a fifth consecutive year at last night’s 2022 Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards. The organisation, praised for its data journalism and climate change coverage won two other awards on the night. Dean Massey scooped Camera Operator of the Year for his for his “skill in […]

February 24, 2022

New rules to protect ‘distinctively British’ PSBs

Hours before he was sacked in a reshuffle, former Media Minister John Whittingdale announced new measures which he said will protect the creation of British TV, and help public service broadcasters (PSBs) compete with the US streaming giants in the digital age. In a keynote speech to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, Whittingdale, a […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Sky receives record number of noms at RTS Programme Awards 2021

Sky has received a record-breaking 13 nominations at the 2021 Royal Television Society Programme Awards, across all key programme genres, beating its previous best of eight nominations in 2020 and 2019. The nominations, which were announced this morning, are: Male actor: Lennie James for Save Me Too. James, who also serves as writer and creator […]

March 2, 2021