Westminster Media Forum

The changing funding landscape for TV content: competition, investment and the global market

Morning, Tuesday, 27th March 2018

Central London


This timely seminar examines the developing funding landscape for TV programming in the UK, and further steps required to attract investment, encourage competition and expand the UK’s position in the global market.

Delegates will examine how changing viewing habits and increased competition are impacting investment and commercial strategies - particularly in terms of the commissioning and production of original content, technology and service innovation, and IP management.

They will also discuss developments in public funding and support for programming - including tax breaks, the shape of contestable funding, and regulation.

Further sessions consider the UK’s future role as both a production and creative hub, and key priorities for the development of international content and exports - including fostering creative and commercial partnerships, attracting inward investment, and the potential impact of Brexit and increased overseas funding on British identity in programming.

Guests of Honour

Lindsey Clay

Chief Executive, Thinkbox

Tim Davie

Chief Executive Officer, BBC Worldwide and Director, Global

Guests of Honour

Tim Davie

Chief Executive Officer, BBC Worldwide and Director, Global

Lindsey Clay

Chief Executive, Thinkbox


Christine Jardine MP


Sara Geater

Chief Executive Officer, All3Media and Chair, Pact

Guy Bisson

Director of Research, Ampere Analysis

Stewart Mackinnon

Chief Executive, Headline Pictures

Simon Michaelides

Chief Commercial Officer, UKTV

Letty Kavanagh

Managing Director, Love Productions

Adam Minns

Executive Director, COBA

Steven Carle

Director, Edge Investments