Disruption – What’s Next?

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm BST

HUBS The Stage

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UK TV is experiencing a period of rapid, unprecedented disruption, as broadcasting shifts to multi-platform TV and audiences migrate to new devices, new platforms and new services. Competition for audiences, attention and investment has never been more intense – with UK broadcasters facing “a fight for the future” in a world that looks set to be dominated by a handful of major US-based companies.

As the big US players continue to grow, can UK companies compete? Is kids TV going OTT – and can UK commercial players continue to fund kids’ content, without subsidy? Does the UK really face a £500m shortfall in spending on original content – or can it thrive and survive as a global media player? What does this mean for the UK children’s TV industry?

Join a panel of leading TV industry figures who’ll explore the changes and challenges facing the market, and debate a range of future scenarios in this special scene-setting hour. This session will assess and uncover the real future of the UK TV industry.