Conference Session to Debate Possible Futures for Out-of-London Independent TV Production Sector

Just how the independent television production sector in Scotland might react to both more work coming their way, and also less, is to be the subject of a debate at a conference later this month.

‘Building the Independent Sector Outside London’ has just been added to the two-day agenda of the 16th Television from the Nations and Regions Conference – being held in Salford, and taking place on the 19th and 20th.

The session – which is to include Scot, Stuart Cosgrove, among its panellists – tries to look beyond a current review of public service broadcasting by broadcasting regulators, Ofcom, to ask: How would today’s ‘key players’ respond to a ‘positive’ outcome for the out-of-London TV production sector, following the review, and also a ‘negative’ one.

The session is to be chaired by Roger Boulton, of Flame TV. Joining Cosgrove – who is director of nations and regions at Channel 4 – are Jeff Anderson, controller, documentaries and current affairs, ITV; Malcolm Brinkworth, chief executive, Touch Productions; and Bal Samra, director of