Westminster Media Forum

The future of UK broadcasting - content production, market dynamics, and priorities for policy and regulation

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This conference discusses the next steps for UK broadcasting - looking at content production, market dynamics and the UK’s positioning internationally, and priorities for policy and regulation.


The agenda and keynote speakers


Policy and regulation:


  • Prominence, content, and competition - with Siobhan Walsh, Director, Content Policy, Ofcom.

Keynote contributions:


  • The positioning of UK broadcasters in future TV markets:
    • Investing in local content, and the UK production sector - with Benjamin King, Director, Public Policy, UK and Ireland, Netflix;
    • Discoverability of PSB content for UK viewers - with Clare Sumner, Director, Policy, BBC;
    • Commercial broadcasting - competition, advertising revenue, and developing non-linear offerings - with David Wheeldon, Group Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Sky;
    • Consolidation in global markets and the impact on the UK’s broadcasting sector - with Victoria Gaskell, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang; and
    • Latest on viewing habits, content preferences, and audience demographics - with Doug Whelpdale, Insights Manager, Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.
  • Driving the development of the UK’s content production sector:
    • International market disruption opportunities - partnerships, competition, and increasing consumer choice - with Siena Pakington, Content Director, BT;
    • Commissioning content and investing in streaming - developing the BritBox service - with Magnus Brooke, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV;
    • The UK’s TV production sector - with John McVay, Chief Executive, Pact;
    • The facilities sector - and meeting production demand - with Paul Golding, Chairman and acting Chief Executive, Pinewood Group; and
    • Private investment in content production - an update on the Creative Content Fund - with John Glencross, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Calculus Capital.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates