News
August 19, 2020 |

TBI Vision

Outgoing BBC chief Tony Hall to open Edinburgh TV Festival

Tony Hall

Outgoing BBC director general Tony Hall is set to deliver the opening address at the Edinburgh TV Festival next week.

Hall will open this year’s online edition of the festival on Monday, 24 August and is expected to reflect upon his seven-year tenure in what will be one of his final public appearances in the top BBC job.

He will also discuss issues including diversity, the role of news in public service broadcasting and the competition faced by global streaming services.

Hall is also expected to discuss what the future landscape might look like for the UK TV industry in a post-pandemic world.

His address will commence four days of discussions about the industry, which will also include the MacTaggart Lecture keynote address by broadcaster and historian David Olusoga.

Olusoga’s speech will address the “unprecedented” challenges faced by the industry, and the world, in the face of the pandemic and the death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matters protests.

BBC Studios’ CEO Tim Davie was named in June as Hall’s successor as the new director general.

Come join the allrites marketplace! Unlock the value of content!

Get Started Now!

Recent News

HBO Max preps podcasts & shortform content, as AVOD option nears launch
HBO Max preps podcasts & shortform content, as AVOD option nears ...
WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max will launch ...
Read More...
NBCU veteran JoAnn Alfano adds current programming for UCP and International Formats Group to remit
NBCU veteran JoAnn Alfano adds current programming for UCP and International ...
Veteran NBCUniversal exec JoAnn Alfano is taking on additional ...
Read More...
Netflix reveals new-look US & international teams under Bela Bajaria
Netflix reveals new-look US & international teams under Bela Bajaria
Netflix has unveiled a new-look to its senior commissioning ...
Read More...
Jellyfish Pictures ups Matthew Bristowe to MD and Sarah Tanner to director of operations
Jellyfish Pictures ups Matthew Bristowe to MD and Sarah Tanner to ...
UK-based VFX and animation studio Jellyfish Pictures has promoted ...
Read More...
Merman Television hires Tiger Aspect’s Faye Dorn as head of drama
Merman Television hires Tiger Aspect’s Faye Dorn as head of ...
US-and-UK-based production company Merman Television has appointed Faye Dorn ...
Read More...