About Us

The Edinburgh Television Festival is one of the most prestigious media events in the UK

"Edinburgh is where the smartest storytellers in the world come together to debate, learn and listen"
2018 Delegate

The Festival is famous for its provocative, informative and entertaining sessions, all created by seasoned TV producers ensuring they are of the highest quality and relevance. Offering more than 70 keynotes, debates and masterclasses, plus scores of networking opportunities, we draw around 2000 professionals from across the globe.

Our speaker Hall of Fame is second to none, featuring high-calibre speakers from media titans to actors, writers, producers, CEOs and channel controllers from the biggest broadcasters. They include Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, Ricky Gervais, Sharon Horgan, Armando Iannucci, Charlie Brooker, Hugh Grant, Joanna Lumley and Michaela Coel, alongside the most senior figures from companies including ABC, HBO, NBC, Showtime, Amazon and Netflix.

Now in our 44th year, we maintain a reputation for being the must-attend event in the TV calendar.

We're also a charity

We’re committed to helping people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV Industry and the cost of your ticket goes towards supporting our two Talent Schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch.

We provide fully-funded places at Edinburgh, bespoke sessions, training and workshops, as well as year-round events and mentoring. We have supported more than 4000 individuals in various stages of their career, aiming to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.

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The Festival team work all year round on making the Festival the place to go if you work in telly. Want to find out more about the programme, sponsorship, or have any general queries, then get in touch!

Meet the team

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