The Children’s Media Foundation

Tag: Industry

Children’s Global Media Summit sets out vision to redesign future of media for the unlimited generation…

5-7 December, 2017 Manchester, UK Register here From 5-7 December, the Children’s Global Media Summit will bring together leading voices in media, technology and beyond from around the globe. The speakers who’ve recently joined the prestigious line-up include: Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning; Sangeeta Desai, COO and CEO Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia; […]

Events Industry Research

Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue

PRE-SUMMIT CGMS WORKSHOP: 4 December 2017 10.00-16.00 including lunch  BBC Media City, Salford Quays Workshop Coordinators:  Professor Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)  Professor Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster) This pre-summit workshop will take place on 4 December prior to the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 at BBC Media City, Manchester, UK.  European broadcasters, policy-makers, children’s advocacy groups […]

Events Industry Policy Research

More Money for BBC Children’s – The TV Industry Perspective

Martin Franks discusses the BBC’s increased investment in Children’s and Youth content and the ramifications this could  have on the UK supply chain.  We are experiencing a period of interesting change in the UK children’s media scene, after years of what appeared to be a state of ‘bumping along the bottom’ that followed the major events ten years ago, as ITV departed […]

Events Industry

More Money for BBC Children’s – The Digital Perspective

John Kent discusses the potential impact of the BBC’s latest announcement and the possibility that smaller brands, and children, may suffer as a result.  One of the tenets of the BBC announcement of £34 million a year additional investment for BBC Children’s is the belief that the Corporation has to reinvent itself for the digital age. Almost […]

Events Industry

In Memoriam: Brian Cant

Anna Home OBE, Chair of the Children’s Media Foundation and a researcher for Play School (1964), commemorates the life and talent of Brian Cant (1933 – 2017). Brian Cant, who died in June, aged 83, will always be remembered as the face of Play School. He was part of the original presenting team in April […]