Sir David Clementi, the Chairman of the BBC, Dame Carolyn McCall, the Chief Executive of ITV, Lord Gilbert, Chairman of the House of Lord’s Communications and Digital Committee and broadcaster John Humphrys will be among the speakers at this year’s VLV Autumn Conference on Wednesday 20 November 2019.
The conference will consider the implications for UK broadcasters of the rapidly changing media marketplace.
In the first session, ITV’s Chief Executive, Dame Carolyn McCall, will be in conversation with Torin Douglas, addressing some of the specific challenges facing the UK’s largest commercially funded public service broadcaster.
In the second session, chaired by Ray Snoddy, Sir David Clementi will be giving his perspective on the key issues facing the BBC.
In the first session after lunch, John Humphrys will reflect on his long career in broadcasting in which his tenacious interviewing style has attracted much admiration and some controversy. John, who joined the BBC in 1966, recently stepped down as a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme after 32 years. John will be signing copies of his new book, A Day Like Today, during the lunchtime interval.
In the final session of the day, Professor Matt Hills of Huddersfield University will be presenting new research on ‘default TV’, looking at how people decide what to watch in the era of multi-platform, multi-device and multi-streaming television. This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Mathew Horsman on the implications for the public service broadcasters including prominence and discoverability which will feature Lord Gilbert and Sophie Jones of Channel 4.
The VLV Autumn Conference will take place from 10.30 to 16.00 on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.Lor
Individuals with lunch £50.00
Individuals excluding lunch £37.50
Charities/Academic Institutions £105.00