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Schedule Watch 2014


Schedule Watch Live is a smart one-day conference held at BAFTA in London on 21st February 2014. This 'must-attend' event will analyse channel programming strategies, uncover global content trends and reveal the programming requirements and coproduction opportunities for major channels in 2014 and beyond.

Schedule Watch Live features highly interactive panel and one-on-one sessions focusing on such themes as factual, children’s TV, Northern European channels, UK commercial channels, international channels and UK multi-channels and involves many of the industry’s leading figures.

The day is topped off with a networking cocktail from 5pm to 8pm offering an amazing opportunity to network, pitch and chat with commissioners, acquisition executives, producers and distributors from the UK and overseas.


Premium Sponsors:


All3Media Scripps Networks International (UK) Limited Banff Media Xchange

Speakers at Schedule Watch 2014

Alison Stewart Alison Stewart
Head of CBeebies production, animation and acquisitions
Calle Jansson Calle Jansson
Channel Director
SBS Discovery TV
David Levine David Levine
VP programming, production and strategic development
Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa
George Dixon George Dixon
Hannah Demidowicz Hannah Demidowicz
Commissioning Executive NGCI and Head of Programmes Europe
National Geographic Channels International
Harold Gronenthal Harold Gronenthal
EVP, programming and operations
AMC/Sundance Channel Global
Jakob Mejlhede Jakob Mejlhede
SVP, programming, entertainment and acquisitions
John Ranelagh John Ranelagh
Head of Acquisitions
TV2 Norway
Kate Marsh Kate Marsh
SVP, Western Europe
Sony Pictures Television Networks
Koulla Anastasi Koulla Anastasi
Channel Editor
Crime & Investigation Network® & Lifetime®
Louise Holmes Louise Holmes
VP, director of programming
Comedy Central UK
Matt Rennie Matt Rennie
Managing director
Box TV
Nick Thorogood Nick Thorogood
SVP Content and Marketing, UK & EMEA
Scripps Networks International
Nina Hahn Nina Hahn
SVP international production & development
Patricia Hidalgo Patricia Hidalgo
SVP chief content and creative officer kids
Turner Broadcasting EMEA
Steve North Steve North
General manager, Dave and Gold
Vanessa Brookman Vanessa Brookman
VP programming
MTV Networks

Schedule Watch 2014 News

UKTV exec urges creative risks

UK broadcasters must be “braver” when it comes to commissioning new shows and take more programming risks, according to the general manager of UKTV-owned networks Dave and Gold.

Disney EMEA seeks live-action

Disney Channels EMEA is looking to increase its local productions and has identified live-action shows as a key target.

No ‘unscripted crisis’ in factual

SCHEDULE WATCH LIVE: Top buyers from Scripps Networks Interactive and National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) have hit back at claims that unscripted programming is in the midst of a creative crisis.

UK factual nets seek talent

SCHEDULE WATCH LIVE: Top buyers at some of the UK’s leading factual broadcasters are on the hunt for talent-driven programming, delegates at C21’s Schedule Watch Live conference heard this morning.

TV poised for ‘complete globalisation’

SCHEDULE WATCH LIVE: The global production sector is set for unprecedented change in the next five years, with M&A activity – potentially involving Google, Apple and Netflix – reaching new heights.

Dave grabs unscripted comedy

UKTV channel Dave has commissioned an unscripted comedy chat show hosted by comedian and Jonathan Creek star Alan Davies.

Rennie joins SW Live line-up

The MD of UK music TV business Box Television has confirmed his participation in C21’s Schedule Watch Live conference next week.

Comedy Central broadens UK offer

Comedy Central in the UK is expanding its commissioning and acquisition remit beyond its roots in sitcom and stand-up.

SW Live grows buyer line-up

Buyers from Crime & Investigation Network, Lifetime, SBS Discovery TV, MTG and Box TV have confirmed their participation in C21’s Schedule Watch Live conference this month.

More buyers onboard SW Live

Buyers from A+E Networks, Sony Pictures Television and Nickelodeon have confirmed their participation in C21’s Schedule Watch Live conference next month.