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Tim Patterson

T1M Consult Ltd


Tim Patterson

Tim Patterson has extensive experience in the TV business and has held a number of senior positions in commercial and public companies, including Nickelodeon/Viacom, Disney, UKTV, BBC and ITV. He now advises creators, producers, broadcasters and other industry sectors on a number of key business areas including – how to develop outstanding content, how to deliver winning pitches and how to develop cut through broadcast strategy for today’s evolving and converging media landscape. Tim founded T1M Consult, the Tim Patterson One Media Consultancy, to help companies thrive in this space, providing advice that is tailored to the clients specific business needs, including bespoke workshops, team facilitation, one-on-one coaching and consultancy.

Before setting up T1M Consult Tim was Vice President, Director of Programming at Nickelodeon UK, a network of 4 channel brands, and was responsible for programme acquisition and development, content strategy, planning and scheduling, media planning, multi-platform content and broadcast operations for Nickelodeon’s portfolio of 7 channels, including its on-demand and multi-platform offering. Before joining Nickelodeon he was Head of Editorial Operations, Planning and Services at UKTV (joint venture between the BBC and Scripps), a network of 10 channels covering entertainment, factual and lifestyle genres.

Tim started his career at the BBC in 1982, and has been part of the channel launch teams for both Carlton Television in 1992 and Disney Channel in 1995, and is an Executive Coach, Trainer, Mentor and Speaker.

He is married to Jacqui McGrath, and has 2 children, Joseph and Jemima.

Tim's Sessions

Commissioner Conversations: International

07 July 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

This ninety-minute session will allow audience members to hear from international children's commissioners from around the world about how they make it happen in their home country and on their home network. Hear diverse opinions starting from your own backyard in Wales and Ireland and expanding outwards to representatives from…

Commissioner Conversations: Commercial Networks

06 July 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

A chance to hear from the content teams of Disney, Turner and Viacom. Find out what’s successful, what they’re looking for, and how best to approach them. Commissioners from this session are available for one-to-one meetings from 12.45pm in the Workstation Mezzanine.

Co-Development: When Two Become One

07 July 2016, 2:10pm-3:10pm
HUBS Common Room

Co-developing is frequently a creator’s first step in getting their original concept developed, funded and produced.  It is the most common model for developing children’s content and often leads to an inexperienced creative having to make a huge leap of faith in their dealings with a much more experienced and business…

Commissioner Conversations: BBC

07 July 2016, 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Using clips to illustrate key successful moments, the BBC commissioners explain their priorities - what types of shows they are looking for, what works - including casting, storyline, format, duration, tone, marketing - and the most effective way to approach the channels.     This session began with a presentation…

Commissioner Conversations: VoD and OTT

06 July 2016, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

From iPlayer to YouTube to Netflix, and many more in between: the growth of VOD and OTT services in the past few years has been rapid, and shows no signs of stopping. Increasingly children and young people are turning to on-demand services for their entertainment – whether it’s a dedicated…