Outgoing BBC Director General, Tony Hall, will be giving an address to open this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.

In one of his final public appearances as Director General of the BBC, Hall will address delegates in the first session of the Festival on Monday morning (24 August) about the unique role of Public Service Broadcasters, the many challenges they now face, why they matter and why producers, audiences and Government need to be reminded of the unique role that PSBs play in the UK media landscape and in society as a whole.

Hall will reflect on his time at the BBC including issues across his tenure such as diversity, the role of news in PSB, funding and how to stay relevant in an SVOD world, and will give his take on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for the UK TV industry.

This year’s Edinburgh TV Festival will take place 24-27 August in a digital format. For more, head to www.thetvfestival.com

Jon Creamer

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