Key Points
  • Keynotes from Ofcom and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) about the future landscape of the UK children's media industry
  • Production - Commercial incentives, the PSB contestable fund, viable business models and relevant content
  • Online, on-demand and streaming platforms - Opportunities and challenges for the UK broadcasting and production industry, responsibilities and content regulation
  • Public Service Broadcasters and responsibilities for children's content provision
Guest of Honour

Ben Dean Interim Director, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Vanessa Amberleigh, Genre Lead Preschool, BBC
  • Greg Childs, Director, Children's Media Foundation
  • Ben Dean , Interim Director, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Kate Biggs, Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom
  • Matt Deegan, Creative Director, Folder Media
  • Jesse Cleverly, Creative Director, Wildseed Studios
  • Anne Brogan, Joint Managing Director, Kindle Entertainment
  • Nellie McQuinn, Co-Owner, Grass Roots Media
  • Nathan Sawatzky, Head of Europe, kidSAFE, Seal Programme
  • Dr Anna Potter, Senior Lecturer, Screen and Media Studies, University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia
  • Juliet Tzabar, CEO and Owner, PlugIn Media
  • Kate O'Connor, Executive Chair, Animation UK
  • Rosina Robson, Director of Nations and Children’s, PACT
  • Sioned Wyn Roberts, Content Commissioner, S4C
  • Miki Chojnacka, Chief Content & Creative Officer, Hopster

The future of children's media content in the UK faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities, with rapid and wide ranging technological advances, changes in audience behaviour, and an explosion of media and channel choices.

Timed as a lead in to MIPJunior, don’t miss your opportunity to get to grips with the changing landscape of children’s media content unique to the UK. Whether your organisation is a public or commercial broadcaster, content producer, or an online platform, this topical event is for you.

With Keynotes from the DCSM about the Government’s key priorities for the industry and from Ofcom about the outcomes of their review of Children’s Content. Explore the implications this will have on broadcasters, producers and industry stakeholders at a time of changing audience habits and children’s increasing viewing of videos on-demand and online.

Incentives, viable business models and relevant content for producers will be discussed, with the introduction of the PSB contestable fund, the increase of international production financing, encouragement of home-grown production and a spot-light on producing quality content for multiple channels.

Time will also be given to discuss the development of online, on-demand and streaming platforms. How synergy can be created between traditional broadcasters, mobile technology, on demand services and online platforms. Plus the responsibilities and regulation of online platforms in ensuring age appropriate or educational content.

The day will end with an exploration of how other types of new media are developing to reach and engage with children as their habits change. Including how publishers, App and Web entrepreneurs, radio networks and new media are responding to how children consume media

Discussions will provide delegates the opportunity to:

  • Understand the practical implications of Ofcom’s consultation and the road ahead, with a spotlight on content material, range and quality.
  • Know whether you are meeting your responsibilities in providing content material that is age appropriate as a broadcaster and platform.
  • Examine in greater detail how Government funding, the pilots and awards will run from 2019 to 2020, including designs to help commission the creation of diverse content for children of all ages, with a particular focus on content creators and producers.
  • Ensure lucrative opportunities and incentives to produce children’s content material.
  • Future proof your organisation, in light of ever increasing technological advances and disruption of traditional TV markets.
  • Build synergies between traditional broadcasters, mobile technology, on demand services and online platforms.
  • Create an environment that allows home grown content to flourish, whilst maintaining an international appeal for greater financial opportunities that exist abroad.
  • Maximise learning and educational opportunities within children’s media in developing children and young people to be well-informed citizens.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Westminster Insight’s Welcoming Remarks

 

Speakers

Greg Childs Director, Children's Media Foundation

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09:05 - 09:25
Keynote Address: The Government’s priorities for Children’s Media Content

 
  • Including tax relief schemes and the pilot PSB contestable fund

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Ben Dean Interim Director, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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09:25 - 09:50
Key recommendations from Ofcom’s Review of Children’s Content

 
------ Question and answer session with delegates ------

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Kate Biggs Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom

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09:50 - 10:30
Sustaining UK Content Provision for Children in Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)

 
  • Fulfilling responsibilities to deliver a ‘suitable range of high quality and original programmes for children and young people’
  • Incentives for broadcasters to invest in children’s content
  • Addressing under-delivery of public service broadcasting for specific age groups
  • Providing a mix of genres for younger audiences and first-run UK-originated content
  • Challenges and opportunities for PSBs from the rise of online, on-demand and streaming services
  • A broadcaster’s perspective on the implications of the Digital Economy Act 2017 and Ofcom’s potential ability to set criteria
  • Maximising advertising revenues

Speakers

Rosina Robson Director of Nations and Children’s, PACT

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Sioned Wyn Roberts Content Commissioner, S4C

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Vanessa Amberleigh Genre Lead Preschool, BBC

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10:30 - 10:50
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

Speakers

Jesse Cleverly Creative Director, Wildseed Studios

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10:50 - 11:30
Production - Commercial Incentives, Viable Business Models and Relevant Content

 
  • Tax relief schemes and the pilot PSB contestable fund
  • Encouraging home-grown production
  • International production financing and the “internationalising" of content
  • Delivering a ‘suitable range of high quality and original programmes for children and young people’
  • Investing in children’s content designed for and delivered online
------ Question and answer session with delegates ------

Speakers

Rosina Robson Director of Nations and Children’s, PACT

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Dr Anna Potter Senior Lecturer, Screen and Media Studies, University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia

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Kate O'Connor Executive Chair, Animation UK

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Anne Brogan Joint Managing Director, Kindle Entertainment

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11:30 - 12:10
Online, On-Demand and Streaming Platforms

 
  • The impact of online, on-demand and streaming platforms on the UK broadcasting and production industry
  • Creating synergy between traditional broadcasters, mobile technology, on demand services and online platforms
  • Considerations, responsibilities and regulation of online platforms in ensuring age appropriate or educational content
  • Data opportunities created by these services and their secondary rights and use
------ Question and answer session with delegates ------


Speakers

Jesse Cleverly Creative Director, Wildseed Studios

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Nellie McQuinn Co-Owner, Grass Roots Media

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12:10 - 12:50
Evolving Other Types of Media to Engage Modern Children

 
  • Responding to how children consume media
  • Building digital consumer engagement across new platforms
  • Shaping the future of play, marketing and communications
  • How publishers, App and Web entrepreneurs, radio networks and new media are reaching and engaging with children
------ Question and answer session with delegates ------

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Matt Deegan Creative Director, Folder Media

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Miki Chojnacka Chief Content & Creative Officer, Hopster

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Nathan Sawatzky Head of Europe kidSAFE, Seal Programme

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Juliet Tzabar CEO and Owner, PlugIn Media

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Westminster Insight’s Note of Thanks

 

Speakers

Greg Childs Director, Children's Media Foundation

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End

Speakers

Vanessa Amberleigh Genre Lead Preschool, BBC

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Kate Biggs Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom

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Anne Brogan Joint Managing Director, Kindle Entertainment

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Greg Childs Director, Children's Media Foundation

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Miki Chojnacka Chief Content & Creative Officer, Hopster

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Jesse Cleverly Creative Director, Wildseed Studios

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Ben Dean Interim Director, Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Matt Deegan Creative Director, Folder Media

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Nellie McQuinn Co-Owner, Grass Roots Media

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Kate O'Connor Executive Chair, Animation UK

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Dr Anna Potter Senior Lecturer, Screen and Media Studies, University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia

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Rosina Robson Director of Nations and Children’s, PACT

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Nathan Sawatzky Head of Europe kidSAFE, Seal Programme

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Juliet Tzabar CEO and Owner, PlugIn Media

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Sioned Wyn Roberts Content Commissioner, S4C

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Venue details

The Bloomsbury The Bloomsbury 16-22 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3NN

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