Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for the UK children's content market: funding, public service and global markets

Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Central London


Please note the date of this seminar has changed.

This seminar will examine the key commercial opportunities and challenges for UK children’s content industry - both in domestic and international markets.

It takes place in the context of Ofcom’s annual PSB report which found a decline in investment for original UK children’s programming, in light of the finalised BBC Royal Charter which includes a contestable fund for “at risk” genres including children’s, as well as with uncertainty over the future application of EU-level legislation on the protection of minors and rules on commercial communications around children’s content.

Sessions will examine how the sector is adapting to shifting consumption trends across devices, including around the challenges of content discoverability on digital platforms, innovation in production and delivery, and ensuring diversity in voices and stories to reflect the UK audience.

Delegates will also assess opportunities in the international market and the impact of changes in international relationships on the UK’s position as a competitive exporter of high quality children’s content.

Guest of Honour

Alice Webb

Director, BBC Children’s and BBC North

Guest of Honour

Alice Webb

Director, BBC Children’s and BBC North


Rosina Robson

Director of Nations & Children’s, PACT

Anna Home

Chair, Children’s Media Foundation

Tim Patterson

Chief Executive Officer, Larkshead Media

Steve Carle

Investment Director, Edge Investments

Helen Howells

Joint Managing Director, Hoho Entertainment