Category: Future TV

Project Barcelona: what is the potential of iPlayer 2.0?

This week, speaking at the Royal Television Society, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson defined the Corporation’s recent successes and its future in an increasingly “digitally fragmented” world. The DG reflected on his eight year term: the highs (a renaissance for specialist factual and drama, and impressive growth in digital strategy and BBC Worldwide revenues); the lows ...

The Space: the BBC and Art Council England’s digital arts “communal playground”

Arts Council England and the BBC today announced the successful commissions for The Space:  an experimental digital arts media service that aims to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture in the UK. The Space will launch in May, with a range of artists and arts / cultural organisations having been ...

International Creative Entrepreneur Programme – Meet the Fellows

I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures:  an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors. From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which leads industry and cultural development through thought leadership and creative ...

International Creative Entrepreneurs

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures. International Creative Entrepreneurs is an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors.  From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which ...

Twitter TV: the future of programme making?

From the two-screen habit to the twitter bomb, televisionification to crowd-sourced plots, the way we consume and make TV is changing…  The idiot box used to have our undivided attention.  Now it is an increasingly fragmented experience.  According to MediaCom, nearly 75% of us multi-task while watching TV:  42% are online, 29% are talking on ...

Making television an agent of change

Broadcast | Comment | 18 November, 2011 Social impact should be at the forefront of broadcasters’ ambitions, writes Sarah Tierney. Last weekend, my doc The Walking Wounded won the current affairs prize at the 2011 Bafta in Scotland Awards. It attempts to use television as an agent of change and, because of brave commissioning by ...

Top 20 TED talks of all time…

…Happy birthday TED. As TEDTalks celebrate 5 years – and 500 million views – they announce the Top 20 TED Talks of all time (by views). Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 8,660,010 views Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight (2008): 8,087,935 Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 6,747,410 Pattie ...

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