- Vanessa Amberleigh, Genre Lead Preschool, BBC
- Greg Childs, Director, Children's Media Foundation
- Ben Dean, Interim Director, Media and Creative Industries
- Kate Biggs, Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom
- Matt Deegan, Creative Director, Folder Media
- Kate O'Connor, Executive Chair, Animation UK
- Vicki Shotbolt, Chief Executive Officer, The Parent Zone and Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
- Professor Jeanette Steemers, Trustee, Voice of the Listerner and Viewer (VLV) Professor of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, Kings College London
- Rosina Robson, Director for Nations, Regions and Children, PACT
- 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.