VLV Spring Conference 2022

VLV held its Spring Conference 2022 online on Wednesday 27th April. 

Session One: Tim Davie, Director General of the BBC

Tim Davie CBE was the first speaker at the VLV Spring Conference in a session chaired by Janine Gibson of The Financial Times. They covered a wide range of issues: the BBC’s contribution to the levelling up agenda in the nations and regions, whether there will be cuts to services after the below inflation BBC funding settlement, the BBC complaints system, government relations and the future of collaborating with other broadcasters. 

To read more detailed notes on this session click here

You can view the video of Tim Davie’s session here.

Session Two: Can the public service broadcasters survive in the streaming age?

The second session of the morning was a panel discussion, chaired again by Janine Gibson, which asked the question ‘Can the Public Service Broadcasters survive and thrive in the era of global streaming?’. The speakers were Claire Enders, Founder of Enders Analysis, Khalid Hayat, Director of Strategy & Consumer Insight at Channel 4, Sian Doyle, CEO of S4C, and Gareth Barr, Controller of Policy & Regulatory Strategy at ITV. 

To read more detailed notes on this session click here

You can view the video of this session here.

To download Claire Enders slides which set the background to the discussion click here. 

Session Three: Gillian Reynolds in conversation with Jim Naughtie 

Our final session was with critic and doyenne of radio Gillian Reynolds CBE in conversation with broadcaster James Naughtie. 

Radio has been a part of Gillian’s  life since the day she heard war being declared in 1939 on her family’s radio set. She is passionate about the power of radio to inspire, enthuse and entertain audiences. She believes it is a magical medium. This session provided an opportunity to hear from one of Britain’s most eloquent champions of radio in conversation with one of the country’s most renowned broadcasters. A true delight.  

You can view the video of this session here.

Biographies of all the speakers can be found here.