Following a sold-out debut event last year, the TellyCast Digital Content Forum is back at BFI Southbank in London on 9th November 2023 to create an environment for creators, studios, producers, brands, media agencies, platforms, channels and the wider content industry to network, learn, debate and share the latest insight on the business opportunities in the fast-developing world of digital-first content.

Panel sessions during the day are designed to provide actionable insights for all and will focus on creator economics and content monetisation, original IP and formats and brand funded digital content.

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

Channel 4’s Senior Creative Strategist Adam Middleton

Snapchat’s Head of UK Partnerships Lucy Luke

TikTok’s Head of Global Partnerships Normanno Pisano

TikTok’s Head of UK Partnerships Ed Linderman

Meta’s Dan Biddle, Entertainment Partnerships Lead, Northern Europe

ITV Studios MD Global Creative & FRAPA Board Member Mike Beale

Banijay’s Chief Digital & Marketing Officer Damien Viel

Sky’s Senior Influencer Lead, Tasha Harris

Quintus Studios MD, Gerrit Kemming

InterTalent Rights Group’s Senior Talent Agent Milly Bell

Future Studios Chief Creative Officer, John Farrar

Little Dot Studios Chief Business Officer Holly Graham

Strong Watch Studios CEO Thom Gulseven

Leading digital creator Brandon B (13m followers)

Vice Media Editorial Director Ryan Bassil

Creatorville’s Sam Barcroft

GUAP’s J ide Adentunji

GUAP’s I brahim Kamara

BBC Studios SVP, Digital Consumer Engagement Jasmine Dawson 

BBC Studios VP, Digital, Nat Poulter

Vice Distribution’s Executive Managing Director Bea Hegedus

SB Media Group’s Chief Creative Officer Alex Morris

Snapchat’s Head of UK Partnerships Lucy Luke and TikTok’s Global Entertainment Partnerships Lead Normanno Pisano and Head of Entertainment Edward Lindeman will be delivering keynote addresses, highlighting the latest developments and opportunities for creators and brands. Banijay’s Chief Digital & Marketing Officer Damien Viel will also be setting out the digital vision for the media and entertainment powerhouse in a keynote presentation.

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

New speakers and sponsors are being confirmed every week so please keep checking back to find the latest line up.

TellyCast has again partnered with BBC Studios as headline sponsor of the event. BBC Studios is 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.com, BBC Earth and Top Gear.

Other event partners include 4Studio, The Drop, PACT, Quintus Studios, InterTalent, post production specialists Racoon and Boom! PR.

“The expertise and creativity on show at 2022’s sold-out event was a real highlight. For our 2023 edition we’re delving deeper into monetisation, brand funded digital programming and new business models. Our panels are laser-focused on providing meaningful insights for delegates, whilst ensuring plenty of time to network with digital first industry leaders. I can’t wait to welcome delegates to the BFI in November once again to provide a platform for the next generation of entertainment” said TellyCast host and event producer Justin Crosby.

Feedback from 2022 delegates;

“Great calibre of industry people”

“Great panels – a truly digital focus”

“Brought together creators, studios and platforms in a way we haven’t seen before”

“I liked the new perspectives and knowledge you can take away from this event and the networking opportunity”

“Great networking opportunities, insightful panels, well structured, good speakers and moderators”

Speaker line up subject to change.

Key details


Thurs, November 9th 2023


09:00 – 18:00 GMT


BFI Southbank, 0 Belvedere Rd,London SE1 8XT

Ticket price:

£299.99 + VAT (Early bird rate - limited tickets)


We have so many incredible speakers already at our event this year! The speakers can be viewed here.

Ryan Bassil

Editorial Director, Vice Media

Holly Graham

Chief Business Officer, Little Dot Studios

John Farrar

Chief Creative Officer, Future Studios

Lucy Luke

Head of UK Partnerships, Snap Inc

Thom Gulseven

Director of Creative Strategy, LADbible Studios

Brandon B

Content creator

Mike Beale

MD Global Creative ITV Studios & FRAPA Board Member

Normanno Pisano

Head of Global Partnerships, TikTok

Ed Linderman

Head of UK Partnerships, TikTok

Gerrit Kemming

MD, Quintus Studios

Damien Viel

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, Banijay

Adam Middleton

Senior Creative Strategist, Channel 4


A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible.

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