Startups, helping launch TV news channels

Posted by Deborah Kelly

Thomson Foundation trainers provide expertise to help launch new channels and media platforms working in house as consultants or through skills training workshops.  

Our broadcasting specialists have helped train the launch teams for several TV news channels. Their work with one in the Balkans has changed the way news is reported across the former Yugoslavia

Bringing Balkans' journalists together

N1 News – an affiliate of CNN – broadcasts to a potential audience of more than fifteen million people in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

 Six media experts from the Thomson Foundation ran workshops for the first wave of editorial and production staff from N1’s three main studios in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb. Producers, reporters, presenters and camera crews joined training sessions ranging from scheduling, news production and live reporting to camera skills and video editing.

Thomson Foundation provided us with industry professionals with a wealth of experience.

Brent Sadler, chairman of N1’s editorial board
Training: launch of N1 Balkan news TV channel
Pan-Arab youth channel

The foundation’s trainers have worked with staff preparing for the launch of Al Araby – a pan-Arab youth channel broadcasting from London. Introducing editorial managers to the guidelines imposed by the UK media regulator Ofcom was a key training component.





Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly

Director of Training and Communications

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