5th Feb 2013

BSAC Hypotheticals: Disrupterthon: What Happens in a Post Broadcasting Age?

5 February 2013.

Tuesday, 5 February, marked the launch of a new stream of work – the BSAC Hypotheticals.

The BSAC Hypotheticals will be a series of highly participative events at which a proposal concerning the future of the audiovisual industries will be put forward for debate amongst senior executives and policymakers. The purpose is to encourage greater understanding and the spread of new ideas, rather than to reach formal conclusions.

The first Hypothetical Disrupterthon: What Happens in  a Post Broadcasting Age? sought to examine the possible effects that new technology might have on the economics of television.

A programme for the day can be downloaded here.

The event was facilitated by Adam Singer (introduction) and Mark Selby.

Presentations teeing up the discussions were provided by:

– David Abraham, CEO, Channel 4 (link)

– Ian Armitage, Chairman, HG Capital

– Claire Enders, Enders Analysis (link)

– Jakob Neilsen, MD Interaction, Group M

– New Technology Panel (Participants were: Iain Dendle, Business Development Director, Shazam; Jon Gisby, Magine; Anthony Rose, Cofounder & CTO, Zeebox).

Participants joining David Abraham in the debate included: David Elstein, Chair, Open Democracy; Stephen Garrett, Executive Chair Shine; Fred Hasson, Games Capital; Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer, Mediacom; and Mark Wood, CEO, Future.

Some of the participants have kindly agreed to make their presentations public after the event.

This event was held with the support of RBS.

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