- Greg Childs, Director, Children's Media Foundation
- Vanessa Amberleigh, Genre Lead Preschool, BBC
- Ben Dean, Head of Media Policy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS)
- John McVay, Chief Executive, Pact - Trade Association
- 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
Our timely Children's TV forum, taking place in London on Thursday 11th October, will examine the outcomes of Ofcom’s review of Children’s Content, to be published later in the Summer. We will discuss the key developments taking place in this sector, in light of the review, and in the context of the Government's pledge to help increase the range of Children's TV, by providing £60m funding to support it.
Children's TV faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities, with rapid and wide ranging technological advances, changes in audience behaviour, and an explosion of media and channel choices. This important event provides an ideal opportunity for you to learn and share experience, best practice, and innovative approaches. You will also learn the latest developments regarding your responsibilities in presenting content that is quality assured and age appropriate. So, whether your organisation is a broadcaster, content producer, or an online platform, this topical event is for you.
The Forum has been shaped after in-depth research with experts, leading advocates, and other key stakeholders and past delegates. Across a diverse children’s media landscape, that is increasingly interconnected, the forum will provide you the opportunity for you to hear from experts and decision-makers, as well as network with peers in one single room.
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.
- Maximising learning and educational opportunities within children’s media in developing children and young people to be well-informed citizens.