Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007


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Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007: This year the MGEITF (Media Guardian International TV Festival) has spawned its own fringe event, the TV Un-Festival. This day-long event which takes place on Saturday 25 August will centre around the clash of the well established TV world and the constantly accelerating Internet world using the unusual un-conference format, where the cost of entry is participation.

The highlights from the TV Un-Festival will be presented at this special event, giving everyone a chance to speculate on the future of TV, online entertainment and cross platform narratives.

This year the TV Un-Festivial hosted by Backstage.bbc.co.uk and guided along by the fabulous Suw Charman, aims to explorer the clash with in a series of free formed sessions similar to BarCamp known as unconference style. Everyone will be able to participate by using one of the free 30 minute slots which will be available.

Who will be there?

BBC, Microsoft TV, Trustedplaces.com, Sclipo, MTV, ITV, Tapeitofftheinternet.com, Freenet, Zattoo, Licorice films, and many many more…

How much?

The TV Un-Festival is free for everyone attending and taking part. Not only is the Un-Festival free but it entitles you free access to the George Hotel party on Saturday night and free entrance to the whole TV Festival on Sunday all day. This ticket would usually cost 400 pounds (We are looking for sponsors to cover the costs of the lunch, if your interested please use the email below)


25th August 2007 10:00 – 25th August 2007 19:00.


William Robertson Building, George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY.

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Getting to Edinburgh?


The quickest way is via the Air. There are Direct flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, London City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, Belfast, Dublin and Inverness amongst others.

Fly Edinburgh is a useful resource in planning your flight to Edinburgh


Direct trains to Edinburgh Waverly Station (in the heart of Edinburgh) depart from:

  • London Kings Cross (4-5 hours)
  • Birmingham New Street (5 hours)
  • Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road (3.5 hours)
  • Leeds (3 hours)
  • Glasgow Queen Street (50 minutes)

See the trainline and GNER for further information.

Where to stay?

Edinburgh is rather busy during the bank holiday weekend. Not only is the TV festival on, but the Edinburgh festival fringe is coming to a end and so is the film festival. Finding somewhere to stay can be very tricky, so to help the TV Festival site has a list of hotels and numbers to help

Sign up now

If you would like to talk at this event please sign up for a speaker ticket using promo code speaker, otherwise sign up for a participatory tickets using no promo code.

There are 31 tickets left of 200

Take part

We now have a wiki where media and links will be placed by people at the Un-festival. You can also raise questions and take part remotely using the wiki

If you have any queries, please contact me on ian dot forrester at bbc dot co dot uk.

Registration has now ended.