Televisual is curating two commissioning panel sessions at this week’s Broadcast Video Expo on factual entertainment and programming for youth audiences.

Broadcast Video Expo, the biggest broadcast, production and media and tech exhibition in the UK, takes place at ExCel London from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th February.

On Tuesday is The Commissioners: What’s Next for 16-34s.

Join key UK broadcast commissioners looking for shows that appeal to gen Y and Gen Z. Hear how BBC Three finds ideas focused on a youth audience and Channel 4, always skewed to younger viewers, is upping the ante on E4, while MTV is after shows to play across territories, with universal truths at their heart.

On the panel:
Jason Mitchell, Creative Director, The Connected Set
Becky Cadman, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4
Craig Orr, VP Commissioning & development, MTV International
Nasfim Haque, Commissioning Editor, BBC3 Three

On Wednesday comes a panel of factual entertainment commissioners.

Join three of the UK’s key factual entertainment commissioners – from Channel 5, Discovery and A+E Networks. Find out what shows are working for them and what new features and formats they’re looking for to make their schedules stand out. With latest figures showing a doubling in spend on fact ent since 2012, discover from executives at the heart of the machine where they think the genre is heading.

On the panel:

Chairperson – Kirstie McLure, Consultant
Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor, Channel 5
Charlotte ~Reid, Director, Factual Entertainment, Discovery Networks International
Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent, A+E Networks

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