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Event report: RTS Futures summer party - Is TV out of touch?

17th July 2015, 16:44

Watch exclusive interviews from the event here.

BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh fielded harsh criticism from audience and panel alike at the RTS Futures Summer Party.

"Is TV out of touch?" asked former CBBC presenter Kirsten O'Brien, who chaired the event, "is it relevant for 16 to 34 year olds?"

With the BBC's youth brand soon set to relinquish its linear channel, Kavanagh was told that young people were bearing the brunt of difficult BBC cuts.

RTS Futures Summer Party 2015

RTS Futures Summer Party

The annual summer party was a party like no other. The evening was kick started with a panel session, discussing whether TV is out of date. After a lively Q&A session, some of the biggest names in the television industry came to have a drink with our members on the (slightly windy) terrace of the Design Museum in London.

If you missed out on the event, or just want to relive it, this video has some of the highlights and exclusive interviews with the panelists.

RTS Futures Summer Party in association with GEITF Talent Schemes

This year RTS Futures are joining forces with the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes to host a celebration and party for you with some of the biggest names in the television industry.  

This is a party like no other – an opportunity you could only dream of – a chance to meet the people behind some of the most talked about shows on British television, as we open the evening with a special Q&A session ‘Is TV Out Of Touch?

Speakers include:

HostKirsten O’Brien – Presenter

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