Mazars Sponsors FÍS TV SUMMIT

The international summit is aimed at producers and content creators from throughout Ireland and it will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill.

The main focus of the summit is the question: “In the age of Video on Demand, with new ways of consuming content and evertightening budgets, is TV at a crossroads?” The event will also have a special strand dedicated to discussing programming for young people.

An interview with special guest Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Black Books), a panel with the Director Generals of the main broadcasters in Ireland and another with funders from the world of Video on Demand are some of the highlights of the FÍS TV Summit.

The day will be interspersed with networking lunches, receptions and one-to-one meetings for producers.

This event is hosted by Galway Film Centre, in association with TG4, the Western Development Commission, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Gréasán Na Meán, Screen Training Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ, GMIT, Creative Europe Galway, Mazars and the Arts Council.

FÍS TV Summit


9.45am – 11.15am: TV at a Crossroads: The Current TV Landscape

• TG4: Alan Esslemont
• RTÉ: Dee Forbes
• TV3: Pat Kiely
• BBCNI: Peter Johnston
• CHAIR: Betty Purcell

11.15am – 11.35am: TEA/COFFEE BREAK

11.35am – 1pm: VOD: Changing the Future of TV

• Yaddo -Lawrence Elman
• QYOU – Amory Schwartz
• Acorn TV – Shane Murphy
• Chair – Rights Stuff – Wendy Bernfeld more speakers to be confirmed


1.45pm – 2pm: Lunchtime Newsflash – Section 481 with Mazars

2.30pm – 4pm: Programming for the Next Generation

• CBeeBies – Julia Bond, Commissioning Executive
• PaperOwl – Gráinne McGuinness, Producer
• RTÉ – Sheila De Courcy
• TG4 – Siobhán Ní Bhrádaigh

4pm – 4.15pm: TEA/COFFEE BREAK

4.15pm – 5.30pm: Interview with Special Guest

• Guest: Graham Linehan
• Chair – Billy McGrath, Sideline Productions