Connected+ | 2021


Building on the ConnectEd speed meeting programme, the Edinburgh TV Festival has launched a series of regular digital sessions with commissioners and decision-makers. Designed for smaller groups of delegates, Festival Creative Director Stewart Clarke will do the intros and talk to the guest about their channel or platform, and then it’s over to you.

We encourage delegates who secure a space to submit a question in advance, and they can also weigh in on the day. The sessions will be sharply focussed on the commissioning processes and content needs of a channel or platform. The ConnectED+ sessions are restricted to a limited number of attendees to ensure each session is hands-on and offers all participants a chance to contribute.

ConnectED+ will be back for another season later in the year!

All 2021 pass holders are eligible to apply to participate and sessions will be available on demand for delegates only.

2021 Spring Season


- Simon Nelson, Development Executive, BBC Writersroom
- Adam Barker, Channel Executive BBC TWO
- Charlotte Reid, Head of Commissioning, L&E, Discovery UK
- Emma Westcott, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5
- Paul Hembury & Helen O’Donnell, TalentWorks BBC Studios
- Daniel Korn,VP Programming, A+E Networks UK
- Romy Page, Commissioning Executive, Discovery
- Helen Nightingale, Senior Commissioning Editor, UKTV
- Gabriel Silver, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Sky
- Kevin O'Brien, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, ITV
- Luke Hyams, Head of Originals EMEA, Youtube
- Fozia Khan, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, Channel 4
- Chloe Tucker, Commissioning Editor, ITV
- Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, BBC

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