Thursday 29 September 2016

Media: TV chiefs to converge on Dublin

Published 18/08/2016 | 02:30

Media from twenty countries will converge on Dublin in September
Media from twenty countries will converge on Dublin in September

Dublin will play host to 400 leading members of the world's media at a two-day conference in September.

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The MediaCon conference aims to position Ireland as a creative hub for global content and will take place in City Hall and the Parliament Street area.

From September 13 to 14 media from 20 countries will converge on the capital for networking, pitching and storytelling.

The event is being run in association with, among others, RTE, Virgin Media, Dublin City Council and Grant Thornton. Chief executives, managing directors, channel controllers, commissioning editors and distributors from networks like Sky, BBC, HBO, Channel 4, and Virgin Media will all be present at the summit.

MediaCon founder Lesley O'Connor said Ireland has yet to deliver world-class television content.

"We need to look at a strategy for the development of internationally marketable content for global television and digital audiences. We need to look at what countries like Denmark have achieved," Ms O'Connor said.

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