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Royal Television Society appoints new president

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the appointment of media consultant and former Endemol chief creative officer, Peter Bazalgette, as the new RTS President. Also elected to the Board of Trustees are Caroline Thomson, the BBC's chief operating officer and Mike Darcey, chief operating officer for BSkyB, who has been elected chair of the board. The changes follow the death of Sir Robert Phillis, in December, who was both president and chair of the Board of Trustees. The Royal Television Society is Britain's leading forum for television and related media which holds lectures, events and awards shows for the industry.
June 23, 2010

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the appointment of media consultant and former Endemol chief creative officer, Peter Bazalgette, as the new RTS President. Also elected to the Board of Trustees are Caroline Thomson, the BBC’s chief operating officer and Mike Darcey, chief operating officer for BSkyB, who has been elected chair of the board. The changes follow the death of Sir Robert Phillis, in December, who was both president and chair of the Board of Trustees. The Royal Television Society is Britain’s leading forum for television and related media which holds lectures, events and awards shows for the industry.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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