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21-23 August 2019

THE EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA EVENT IN THE UK. WE BRING TOGETHER ALL PARTS OF THE TELEVISION AND DIGITAL WORLD TO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY AND INSPIRATIONAL TALENT IN OUR FIELD, AND TO DEBATE THE MAJOR ISSUES FACING US AS AN INDUSTRY. THE FESTIVAL DRAWS AROUND 2000 DELEGATES FROM THE MAJOR NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES INTERNATIONALLY.

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CONNECTED SPEED MEETINGS

In 2018, we welcomed more international hosts than ever.

As well as commissioners from the BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Five, UKTV, hosts from Yle, France TV, ABC Australia, CBC Canada and Bonnier Broadcasting signed up to host meetings. We’ve already started to add confirmed hosts to our 2019 Hub, but check back to keep up to date with  new additions.

Speed meetings are now available to book, and you can see the current hosts at the link below.

If you are a commissioner, producer, distributor, talent manager or specialist in your field and would like to host a table at the 2019 Festival, get in touch!

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PROGRAMME

2019 marks the 44th year of the Edinburgh TV Festival and we’ve put together our most star-studded line-up yet (though we may be slightly biased). Programme highlights this year include:

  • Hypothetical is the brand new panel show from Dave and Hat Trick Productions and it’s coming to the EICC live.
  • TV Icon Jerry Springer will deliver this years Alternative MacTaggart.
  • Doyenne of television journalism, Dorothy Byrne, will be the 6th woman to present The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture.

View the full programme below to start planning your visit today.

 

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2019 Speakers

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WE ARE A CHARITY

We’re committed to helping people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV Industry and the cost of your ticket goes towards supporting our two Talent Schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch.

We provide fully-funded places at Edinburgh, bespoke sessions, training and workshops, as well as year-round events and mentoring. We have supported more than 4000 individuals in various stages of their career, aiming to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.

In late 2019 The Edinburgh TV Festival is further expanding its remit as the foremost charity dedicated to supporting the television industry with the launch of a new division – The TV Foundation – ushered in by a living wage campaign. Follow @thetvfoundation on Twitter for all the latest updates.

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The Network

2019 applications are now closed

The Network is our free entry level scheme which gives people their first taste of the television industry through masterclasses and practical workshops at Edinburgh, covering everything from pitching new formats to commissioners to scripting an episode of Casualty. Entrants are selected, assessed, mentored and trained by top producers and supported year-round with Network at Work placements with broadcasters and indies.

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Career Progression

Ones to Watch

2019 applications are now closed

Ones to Watch is the Festival’s senior talent scheme for people with more than three years of professional TV experience, looking to take the next big step in their career. The 30 individuals are assessed by TV professionals and benefit from a full delegate pass and accommodation for the TV Festival, a challenging and unique series of exclusive OTW workshops and masterclasses, year-round events and mentoring.

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