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Staring Into the Abyss

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Date(s) - 03/09/2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Westminster University, Marylebone Campus


Tickets £10 – free to CMF supporters and patrons.

Eventbrite - CMF Event: Staring Into the Abyss

Registration – 5.30pm for 6pm start.
Event closes with a reception from 8 to 8.30pm                  

Reception sponsored by:

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Where will children’s TV be in 10 Years’ time?

Public service, plurality and personalisation. 

At a crucial time for children’s television in the UK, the Children’s Media Foundation, the Voice of the Listener and Viewer, and the University of Westminster have joined forces to host an event to debate what children’s television might look like in a decade’s time.  This is a public debate about the future of children’s services on the BBC and of children’s content on the commercial public service broadcasters – all in the context of new competition from VoD and YouTube and in the light of proposals in the government Green Paper on the Future of the BBC.

Chaired by broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, key industry figures will outline scenarios based on their current policy positions, and industry and regulatory experts will query and discuss.

The event will also be attended by a range of international guests from the University of Westminster’s Comparing Children’s Media Around the World Conference.

Speakers Announced:
Dan’l Hewitt, Managing Director, UK Maker Studios
Anna Home OBE, Chair, The Children’s Media Foundation
Oli Hyatt MBE, Creative Director, Blue Zoo Animation and the UK Animation Campaign
Christopher Skala, Founder and CEO Ta Da TV
Professor Jeanette Steemers, University of Westminster and Voice of the Listener and Viewer
Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s

With contributions and reaction from BBC Policy, the BBC Trust, CITV, Ofcom, Pact, Producers and Distributors.

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