Georgia Brown to reveal streaming giant’s strategy

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Amazon’s director of original TV for Europe Georgia Brown will discuss the streaming giant’s content plans as part of a stellar line up at the Broadcast Commissioning Forum.

Brown, who joined Amazon from Fremantle Media International earlier this year, will reveal how the business intends to build on the coup of securing Jeremy Clarkson-fronted motoring format The Grand Tour.

She is speaking on day two of the Broadcast Commissioning Forum, which takes place at Bafta on 4 and 5 October.

Major BBC figures taking part include drama controller Piers Wenger, who will outline the corporation’s key strategies across its channels, and head of natural history and specialist factual Tom McDonald. The latter is speaking alongside members of his commissioning team to offer a detailed breakdown of commissioning requirements.

After the Edinburgh International TV Festival indicated that entertainment is set for a refresh across a raft of channels, the Broadcast Commissioning Forum will dig deeper to establish channels’ key priorities.

Channel 4’s Ed Havard, Rachel Ashdown from the BBC and Sky’s Phil Edgar-Jones are among the panellists who will pick up the debate.

Finally, short-form commissioning is on the programme for the first time. BBC3’s Nasfim Haque, Sky’s Morwenna Gordon and C4’s Rachel Springett will reveal how scripted producers can break into the space, and deliver projects that will interest them.