Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Alex Connock Takes Over At RTS North West

News Image
Manchester-based Ten Alps Chief Executive Officer, Alex Connock has been elected Chair of the Royal Television Society in the North West - after BBC Entertainment Executive Helen Bullough stepped down following five years in the role.
In the North West the RTS runs events such as the prestigious and well-attended Anthony H Wilson Lecture and the NW Annual Awards (to be held this year on 20th November).
The RTS also coordinates Student Awards, training initiatives, and feedback on the creative and economic wellbeing of television, both regionally and nationally.
"TV in the North West has an incredible creative heritage which Helen has put in the limelight - so my first order of business is to shamelessly copy her achievements in the role," said Connock on taking up the role.
He continued: "Television here is at an exciting but also politically challenging turning point. On the plus side, the imminent arrival of train-loads of BBC producers at MediaCity UK should see production growth, and a change in the genres being produced in the region - particularly into sport and children’s programming.
"But on the downside, some independent producers are reporting tough times in getting commissions for the region out of the networks – so the continued promotion of the North West as a gold standard place to make TV has to be a job worth taking on. Everyone must play a part in getting that message out, as the competition between regions is fierce, and getting fiercer."
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

Atomos Sumo19M Takes To The Skies
London's most famous landmarks, two helicopters and Atomos recorders were the keys to a new film to raise awareness for London Air Ambulance, a charit
Omnitek's Ultra TQ Takes Centre Stage at IBC
Although Amsterdam was a bit wet for IBC's fiftieth year, the weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the visitors to the show. This year the numbers
GB Labs Takes On 400 Ambitious Film Students At Anglia Ruskin University
"We prepare students for a career in television and film," says Sean Thornton of Anglia Ruskin University. "As such, the technology we use has to be r
Source Distribution Takes UK Distribution Of Aphex Systems
Source Distribution has taken the exclusive UK distribution of Aphex Systems. Aphex make professional audio processors, preamplifiers and dynamics con
Cloud Edits Takes The Risk Out Of Remote Editing
Cloud working is on the rise and production companies are increasingly turning to editors who work remotely for many reasons. It makes sense to work t
Timeline Television Invests In Axon Cerebrum System
Timeline Television has selected the Cerebrum Monitoring and Control system from Axon Digital Design as the core of its new IP-based OB vehicle. The
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
RTS Announces East Centre's Television Award Winners
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the winners for the RTS East Centre Awards 2017 with a ceremony hosted by BBC Look East p
New Chair Appointed To RTS North West
A new Chair has been appointed to the Royal Television Society North West. Cat Lewis is founder and CEO of Manchester based Nine Lives Media, the bigg
RTS North West Announces Shortlist For 2010 Awards
The Royal Television Society has announced the shortlist for its 2010 awards in the North West - one of the UK's most respected and celebrated awards
Timeline Television Help Deliver IAAF World Championships Coverage
Timeline Television is providing OB and RF services for FilmNova for the IAAF World Championships Marathon and Race Walks in London this month. The ma
BBC Studioworks Reopens Television Centre Site
BBC Studioworks has reopened the Television Centre site in Central London, it has been confirmed. The Television Centre originally opened in 1960 but
National Film And Television School To Develop New Scottish Base
Plans to establish a new National Film and Television School (NFTS) facility in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish Government. Speaking at the
Timeline Television To Showcase IP 4K HDR OB Truck At IBC2017
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced that Timeline Television's newest OB truck – the first IP 4K HDR truck in Europe – will be featured on its st
Royal Television Society Reveals Line-Up For Cambridge Convention 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017: A World of Opportunity. The biennial event, which t