Royal Television Society Unveils 2022 London Convention Plans


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has confirmed that its biennial London convention will take place on September 27 at King’s Place.

Warner Bros. Discovery is the principal sponsor for the RTS London Convention 2022. Priya Dogra, the company’s president and managing director for EMEA (ex. Poland), will chair this year’s convention, titled The Fight for Attention.

Dogra said: “With more choice than ever before of what to watch and how to watch it, the fight for consumer attention between broadcasters, streamers and other types of entertainment is changing the way we create, compete and collaborate. Our collective response to this shifting landscape will have a profound impact on the shape of our industry, the stories we tell and the rewards for success over the years to come. This year’s RTS London Convention, which Warner Bros. Discovery is honored to chair in our first year as a new company, will bring together industry leaders from the U.K. and around the world to examine the implications for consumers, content creators, content distributors, investors, policymakers and regulators.”

In addition to Dogra, industry leaders that will speak at the one-day event include: Tim Davie, director-general of the BBC; Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4; Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV; and Stephen van Rooyen, executive VP and CEO for the U.K. and Europe at Sky.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: “With our London convention for 2020 pivoting to a successful digital event, it’s been four years since we physically gathered together in London to explore the seismic shifts and emerging trends in the U.K.’s television landscape and hear from industry leaders from across the globe. We’re thrilled to have Priya Dogra as chair and the Warner Bros. Discovery team as principal sponsor for the convention this year and look forward to working together as we gather again for what is set to be an insightful and agenda-setting program.”