City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visions of the Future: Scottish Broadcasting in the Digital Age


By Editor - Posted on 26 April 2009

‘Visions of the Future:

Scottish Broadcasting in the Digital Age'

Voice of the Listener & Viewer's 18th Annual Scottish Conference

Tuesday, 12th May 2009 2pm - 5.30pm

In association with Edinburgh Napier and Stirling Universities

At the Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre) 45 High Street, Edinburgh

The Scottish broadcasting climate is changing. Many commentators
argue that Scottish broadcasting requires reform and change in order to
protect and serve the needs of the Scottish public. This year's VLV
Scottish Conference will examine future prospects for Scottish
broadcasting in the digital environment. The conference will bring
together senior broadcasters, regulators and experts to discuss current
issues and debates and their likely future impact in shaping the
Scottish broadcasting environment. The key questions for the conference
include: How should Scottish broadcasting develop in the light of
policy and public debates of recent years; what does the future hold
for public service broadcasting in Scotland; what impact will the
current economic downturn have on Scottish broadcasting; and what are
the implications of these developments for viewers and listeners in
Scotland and for media consumption in general.

Speakers include:

Jeremy Peat, BBC Trustee for Scotland

Bobby Hains, Managing Director for Broadcasting and Regulatory Affairs

Donald Campbell, Chief Executive, MG Alba

Alan Stewart, Ofcom (Scotland)

Dave Rushton, Institute of Local Media

Tickets: Corporate £25; voluntary organisations and individuals £15; VLV members £12; Students £5 (all inclusive of VAT)

For tickets and further details please contact Linda Forbes in the VLV office on 01474 352835 linda.forbes@vlv.org.uk