Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share


ROBIN Foster has been appointed by the Independent Television Commission (ITC) to the new position of Director of Strategy, Economics and Finance.
In that role, he will lead the ITC team of economists, audience research, and finance specialists, working across broadcasting and the wider communications sector.
Over the past five months, Foster has acted as a consultant to the ITC on ‘The ITC Breakthrough Project’, which has identified a new structure and set of strategic priorities for the ITC in the digital world. He has also helped the ITC develop their contribution to the UK Communications White Paper.
Foster started his career as an Economics Consultant with the Economist Intelligence Unit, was Director of the Communications Practice in the London office of Economic Consultants, National Economic Research Associates (NERA), and held a number of senior posts at the BBC.
As Director of Strategy at the BBC, he played a leading role in broadcast strategy and policy, helped develop and launch the BBC's digital TV channels and online service. At NERA, he provided senior level advice to governments, regulators, and businesses on a range of economic and competition policy issues in the telecoms and broadcasting sectors, both in the UK and overseas, including work on spectrum auctions, privatisation of state owned broadcasters, and telecoms access pricing and regulation.
Sir Robin Biggam, Chairman of the ITC, said: “Robin brings to the ITC a unique mix of economic and strategic skills in both the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors. I am very pleased that he is joining us on a permanent basis”.
Alongside his new ITC role, Foster will continue his work as a Senior Research Fellow at Bournemouth Media School, where he is helping to develop a research programme into different aspects of public service broadcasting. (CD)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Telegenic's Simon Foster Is Mad About The MADI.MONI
Alexa! Help me analyse my incoming MADI Stream. Alexa! What audio is on MADI channel 64? As the proud winner of the Amazon Echo from Aspen Media at th
G&D KVM Systems – For The Next Generation Of Broadcasting
Guntermann and Drunck GmbH have announced that at IBC 2017 they will once again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KV
Broadcasting Center Europe Selects SAM Solutions
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has delivered an end-to-end IP infrastructure solution at RTL Group's new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City. SAM was select
ATG Danmon Eyes The Future Of Broadcasting
Representatives from broadcast systems integration specialist ATG Danmon headed to NAB in April. Two companies from the Danmon Group exhibited on the
Qvest Media Forms Strategic Sales Partnership With Simplylive
Qvest Media has announced a new strategic sales partnership with live production systems manufacturer, Simplylive. The deal will see the Simplylive li
EMG Selects Axon As Strategic Technology Partner
After an extensive investigation and an RFP based selection process, including proof of concepts, EMG (Euro Media Group) has selected Axon out of seve
BT Displays Future Of Broadcasting At This Year's IBC
BT's Media & Broadcast division is exhibiting exciting developments in next-generation broadcast technologies at this year's IBC. The team will displa
ITC's Strategy, Economics & Finance Group expands
Two new senior appointments to the ITC's Strategy, Economics and Finance (SEF) Group have been announced, completing the rebuilding and strengthening
ITC report to committee on Communications Bill
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have published evidence prepared for the Joint Scrutiny Committee on the draft Communications Bill. Settin
ITC reviews nominated news provider for ITV news
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) has received an application from ITN for the renewal of its status as a nominated news provider for the Ch
The ITC's recently published Annual Report for 2000 looks ahead to new Government requirements in forthcoming Communications legislation and reports o
ITC seeks responses to BBC request for exclusive golf coverage
The ITC has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of The Open Golf Championships in July. The request has b
ITC publish 'Annual Report and Accounts' for 2001
The ITC have published their 'Annual Report and Accounts' for the year ending December 2001. The report contains an analyses of the severe financial p
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) has welcomed Government plans to secure a double-dividend, both economic and cultural, from developments i
THE ITC have received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Derby for 2001. This event has been listed by