Stirling Observer

Focus on TV industry at university conference


Top UK television experts gathered at the University of Stirling recently to debate the future of factual programmin­g.

Leading figures from the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, and independen­t producers and directors, joined Stirling academics at the ‘Focus on Scotland’ symposium.

Issues discussed at the symposium, held on October 23, included: the impact of the new BBC Scotland digital channel on factual production; how broadcaste­rs and programmem­akers deliver diversity on-screen and behind the camera; how independen­ts can gain a bigger slice of UK-wide commission­s; how Scottish companies can tap into internatio­nal markets.

Head of production teaching at Stirling University Dario Sinforiani said: “We want to be a bridge between education and industry, and we think the Focus in Scotland event proved we can achieve that.”

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