Sunday 18 March 2018

TV Summit FÍS: Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan and panel with Director Generals of main Irish broadcasters among highlights

Graham Linehan
Graham Linehan
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The international TV Summit FÍS will feature an interview with Father Ted and Black Books creator Graham Linehan as well as a panel of the Director Generals of the main Irish broadcasters.

The international summit takes place on Thursday October 12 at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill and is aimed at producers and content creators across Ireland.

The main theme is, 'In the age of Video on Demand, with new ways of consuming content and ever-tightening budgets, is TV at a crossroads?'

Director Generals Dee Forbes (RTÉ), Alan Esslemont (TG4), Pat Kiely (TV3) and Peter Johnston (BBC NI) will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their roles and the rapidly changing and evolving landscape of content creation.

One of the key changes in TV in recent years is how audiences consume content and the related economics arising from that, and there will be a special focus on VOD and the OTT (Over the Top) sector, with an international panel of speakers from Yaddo, Acorn TV, Rights Stuff and QYou.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to arrange one-to-one meetings with the VOD speakers.

The summit will also focus on how to reach the younger generation of audiences with speakers from CBeebies, RTE, TG4, and Paper Owl.

Tickets to the event are available through Eventbrite

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