News · 11 November, 2022

Line up announced for TellyCast Digital Content Forum sponsored by BBC Studios

Meta, Pinterest, Snap, Channel 4, ITVX, BBC Studios, LADbible and Future Studios amongst Creators, Networks, Platforms and Producers Featured in Unique New Industry Event Focusing on the Digital-First Content Sector

 TellyCast the leading international TV industry podcast and events business created by Boom! PR founder Justin Crosby today announces the line up for a new industry event focusing on the digital-first content sector.

YouTuber, actor and founder of Final Straw Productions, Joe Sugg, joins executives from Meta, Pinterest, Snap, Channel 4, UTA, ITVX, BBC Studios, LADbible Group, Future Studios and creator supergroup The Sidemen in the lineup for the first TellyCast Digital Content Forum sponsored by BBC Studios. The event takes place at the prestigious BFI Southbank, home of the London Film Festival, on 30th November 2022.

The first event of its kind in the UK, the TellyCast Digital Content Forum sponsored by BBC Studios will create an environment for producers, brands, media agencies, platforms and the wider content industry to gather, learn, debate and share insight on the business opportunities in the fast-developing world of digital-first content.

Panel sessions during the day designed to provide actionable insights will focus on production, development, community building, IP, formats, brand funded content challenges and opportunities for all those working in digital content.

Delegates will also have plenty of opportunity to network with producers, networks, platforms, brands, media agencies, industry bodies and media.

TellyCast has partnered with BBC Studios as headline sponsor of the event – a global producer of award-winning branded entertainment, podcasts and digital content, whose growing digital portfolio is viewed over 2bn times a month across online and social channels including, BBC Earth and Top Gear.

Other event partners include Deadline, PACT, Edinburgh TV Festival, Quintus Studios, After Party Studios and post production specialists Racoon

The full day event will feature panels sessions exploring;

  • Social Publishers – The New TV Networks
  • The Platforms
  • From Ear to Screen – Building IP Through Podcasts
  • Brand Funded Social Content
  • AVOD Originals

Panellists already confirmed for the event include senior executives some of the content industry’s leading digital-first producers, channels, podcasters and platforms including;

Joe Sugg, Creator/ Final Straw Productions

Creatorville’s Sam Barcroft

Laura Marks, Senior Digital Commissioning Editor and Operations Lead at Channel 4

Channel 4 Digital Commissioning Executive Thomas Pullen

Dan Biddle – Strategic Media Partnerships, Meta

Pinterest’s Creative Executive of Original Content Ash Greenwood

Lucy Luke, Head of UK Partnerships at Snap Inc.

Helen Pendlebury, Director, Digital and Business Development, BBC Studios Productions

Digital production expert Alex Morris 

Craig Morris, Managing Editor of ITVX

Melissa Chapman Co-Chief Executive Officer at Jungle Creations

Wall of Entertainment Managing Director Taf Makopa

Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny

Samantha Glynne, Head of EMEA, Entertainment & Culture Marketing at UTA

The Sidemen‘s Manager Jordan Schwartzenberger 

Executive Producer Luke Hyams

Katie Pollard, BBC Radio & Music Senior Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs Manager

Kate Norum, Head of Branded Entertainment, BBC Studios Productions

Robert Seatter, Head of BBC History, BBC

LADstudios Director of Creative Strategy Thom Gulseven

Future Studios Chief Creative Officer John Farrar

Mike Newman Vice President, UK Content & Production Audioboom

Chris Allen, Head of Digital Development, BBC Studios

Athena Witter, Vice President of Digital Programming, BBC Studios

Millie Webber Head of Digital at Spirit Studios

Cowshed’s Managing Director Matt Ford

Quintus Studios’ Managing Director Gerrit Kemming

“The digital content sector is a hotbed of innovation and creativity and we’re delighted to be creating TellyCast Digital Content Forum sponsored by BBC Studios as a platform for companies across the industry to gather, share and discover the new opportunities in this burgeoning sector. We’re thrilled to have BBC Studios as headline sponsor as we create this brand-new event” said TellyCast host and event producer Justin Crosby.

“BBC Studios is proud to be partnering with TellyCast to support this celebration of the thriving digital content industry.  We look forward to engaging in lively debate around global digital content trends with colleagues from across the sector, and sharing our own insights into how the creative industries can navigate their way through this ever-evolving and innovative space,” said Helen Pendlebury, Director of Digital and Business Development at BBC Studios Productions. 

Tickets are priced at £299.99 + VAT and available from