Westminster Media Forum

Children’s media in the UK - regulation, support, and the future for PSB and commercial markets

Morning, Friday, 28th February 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will consider the future for children’s media in the UK.


Areas for discussion include:


  • Funding and the Young Audiences Content Fund,
  • The response by the sector, particularly PSBs, to the ongoing structural changes in media markets,
  • Issues around competition and prominence, and
  • Commercial opportunities and the impact of marketing restrictions.

Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Jason Cotton, Head of Broadcasting Content Policy, DCMS;
  • Jackie Edwards, Head, Young Audiences Content Fund, BFI; and
  • Kate Biggs, Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom.

Further speakers include: Alison Bakunowich, Nickelodeon and Milkshake!; Richard Bradley, Lion Television; Colin Browne, Voice of the Listener & Viewer; Helen Howells, Hoho Entertainment; Sarah Muller, BBC and Lucy Murphy, Sky.


The agenda


  • Original programming and plurality in the children’s public service broadcasting landscape - update on the Young Audiences Content Fund;
  • Improving the provision and availability of children’s content;
  • Key issues for PSBs - developing multi-platform approaches, serving and engaging younger audiences, and assessing what further support is required;
  • The business of children’s media - competition with on-demand, monetising IP and brand partnerships, and navigating the impact of advertising restrictions; and
  • Policy priorities for children’s media in the UK.


Keynote Speaker

Sarah Muller

Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation

Keynote Speakers

Jason Cotton

Head of Broadcasting Content Policy, DCMS

Ben Roberts

Deputy Chief Executive, BFI

Kate Biggs

Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom

Sarah Muller

Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation

Speakers

Helen Howells

Joint Managing Director, Hoho Entertainment

Richard Bradley

Managing Director, Lion Television

Alison Bakunowich

SVP General Manager, Nickelodeon, UK and Ireland, Northern and Eastern Europe and Milkshake!

Colin Browne

Chairman, Voice of the Listener & Viewer

Baroness Kidron

Member, House of Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee and Founder, 5Rights Foundation

Lucy Murphy

Head of Kids Content, Sky