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Posted on 19/09/2012
Cowboys or Indies

Multiplatforming Public Service Broadcasting: The economic and cultural role of UK Digital and TV Independents

A major report, timed to coincide with 30 years of the independent sector, analysing the role of TV and digital indies in public service broadcasting and its multiplatform future will be launched at a conference tomorrow (20 September). 

Cowboys or Indies? 30 Years of Public Service Broadcasting is the culmination of a two-year AHRC funded project, run by Royal Holloway University of London in partnership with London Metropolitan University and the University of Sussex, on independent specialist factual/factual multiplatform psb production in which more than 100 key industry figures were interviewed and more than 100 companies were surveyed.

An industry report will be launched at the conference publishing the research findings and recommendations around new business models, rights, training and which should influence the current Department for Culture Media and Sport review of the Communications Act (2003).

The conference will bring together leading academics and key industry figures from the television and digital media independent sector to explore the role of Indies in public service broadcasting over the past 30 years and its multiplatform future.

Speakers include:

  •  Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of Channel 4 Online.
  •  Alex Graham, CEO of Wall to Wall.
  •  Andrew Chitty, Managing Director of Illumina, and Chair of the National Skills Council for Digital Media and an advisor on the creative industries to the Technology Strategy Board.
  •  Emma Wakefield, Company Director and Executive producer, Lambent Productions.
  •  Paul Bennun, Director of Somethin’ Else, a leading cross-platform / digital production company in the UK.
  •  John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact.

Cowboys or Indies

September 20th, 2012
NFT3, BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT

For more information on the conference, please visit the Cowboys or Indies website.


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