What next for Public Service Broadcasting? Spring Conference 2015

VLV’s 32nd Annual Spring Conference took place on Tuesday 2 June 2015 at the Geological Society in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG

VLV chairman Colin Browne said before the conference: ‘Broadcasting is entering another period of radical change, driven by market, technological and political considerations. This conference will give us an early opportunity to take stock following the General Election.’

This was the line up of speakers:

  • James Harding, BBC Director for news and current affairs will talk about the future of news, chaired by Robin Lustig 
  • Peter Fincham, Director of Television at ITV will speak about public service broadcasting from their eye line, chaired  by Torin Douglas
  • Siobhan Kenny, Chief Executive of the RadioCentre talked about what next for radio, with writer and broadcaster Trevor Dann, chaired by Gillian Reynolds
  • Steve Hewlett chaired a panel with Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport Chris Bryant MP, former BBC Trustee Richard Tait and media analyst Dr Alice Enders looking at the implications of the general election results for public service broadcasting.

Read the final programme and speaker biographies here

Read the delegate list here

Additionally  VLV’s Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting 2014 were be presented by James Naughtie, who of course has been an award winner himself.  In addition to the television and radio awards there was a special award for someone who has made a major contribution to public service broadcasting over many years.

Read the full list of awards here

The conference was followed by a VLV Members' Forum.