NBCU’s Steve Burke to Deliver Opening Keynote at RTS Conference


LONDON: Steve Burke, the CEO of NBCUniversal, will deliver the opening keynote at the RTS London Conference 2016 on September 27.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve Burke as our opening keynote,” said Theresa Wise, the CEO of the Royal Television Society. “He is one of the most important global media leaders of the time, whose company is at the vanguard of so much exciting innovation and changing market dynamics. He is set to be a fascinating speaker amongst a stellar lineup.”

The RTS London Conference 2016 is sponsored for the first time by NBCUniversal International, and chaired this year by Kevin MacLellan, chairman of NBCUniversal International. This year’s event will take place under the theme “Full Stream Ahead: Commissioning, Producing and Distributing Content in an Age of On-Demand.”

“With burgeoning new models of TV consumption, opportunities for content creators and distributors are both incredibly exciting; but not without jeopardy,” said MacLellan. “This year’s RTS London Conference will bring together top industry leaders to examine the new rules for navigating the evolving on-demand landscape, interrogate different definitions of success and discuss how producers and distributors can adapt to a multiplatform world.”

Other speakers already confirmed include David Abraham, the CEO of Channel 4; Sir Peter Bazalgette, non-executive chairman of ITV and president of the RTS; Dido Harding, the CEO of TalkTalk Telecom Group; MacLellan; Tom Mockridge, chief executive of Virgin Media; Cathy Newman, presenter of Channel 4 News; and Sharon White, chief executive of Ofcom.