FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society is a British-based society for the discussion, analysis and preservation of television in all its forms, past, present and future. It is the oldest and possibly the best-known television society in the world. It currently has fourteen regional and national centres in the UK, as well as branches in the Republic of Ireland, Canada and the USA.



The group was formed as The Television Society on September 7, 1927, a time when television was still very much in its experimental stage. Regular high-definition broadcasts did not even begin for another nine years until the BBC began its transmissions from Alexandra Palace in 1936.

The society held regular meetings, mostly consisting of scientists and engineers debating and discussing the development of television. It also published regular newsletters charting the development of the new medium, which now form important historical records of the early history of television broadcasting.

The society was granted its Royal title in 1966, and the current patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.


The society regularly holds meetings and seminars, attended by professionals from various areas of the television world, and it also publishes the monthly magazine Television, covering a broad range of television topics.

The society's highest profile event is the bi-annual Cambridge Convention, attended by delegates within the industry from all over the world. Other prominent events include the annual Fleming, Shoenberg and Huw Wheldon Memorial Lectures, which are delivered by high-profile television figures.

The Society also holds a vast archive of printed, photographic and audio-visual material of great value to television historians and scholars.


The Royal Television Society's Awards are one of the most prestigious acolades available in the British television industry, on a par with the BAFTA Television Awards. The annual Awards are decided by a jury of industry professionals, with a separate jury for each of the seven groups of Awards:

  • Programme Awards
  • Television Journalism Awards
  • Television Sports Awards
  • Craft & Design Awards
  • Technical Innovation Awards
  • Educational Television Awards
  • Student Television Awards

Each group of Awards is presented at its own individual ceremony, usually sometime during the first few months of the year.

External Link

Official Society Site (http://www.rts.org.uk)

  Results from FactBites:
Royal Television Society Wales Centre - Aims and objectives (229 words)
The Television Society was formed on 7th September 1927, nine years before the first UK public service broadcast from Alexandra Palace, in north London.
The Society was granted its Royal title in 1966 and now represents over 4,000 members from the entire spectrum of the broadcasting industry.
The RTS is the only Society exclusively devoted to television and, as the industry undergoes significant change, it stands as a unique, central, independent forum where the art, science, business, craft and politics of television can be discussed by representatives from every branch of the industry.
ID Society — an Internet Marketing & Web Design Agency (821 words)
ID Society is an award-winning interactive marketing agency that empowers our Clients to get closer to their audiences through brand-building digital strategies including Web sites, relationship marketing, video/motion design, and word-of-mouth marketing...
ID Society makes Crown Royal Television come alive through a new video section of the web site, carrying hours of original programming and multiple channels devoted to motor sports, horse racing, celebrity news, and special event coverage.
In 1939, Crown Royal Whisky was created to commemorate the first Canadian visit by Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m