Thursday, April 19

BATV (Brighton Academy of TV) @ Latest TV


Train to work in TV by making TV on freeview Channel 7 and Virgin Media 159

Education Packages

Latest TV is committed to working with education providers, delivering individually tailored television training packages for colleges and schools. A collaborative partnership, offering students the opportunity to train within the city’s TV channel on a weekly basis, working with experienced broadcasters and using the most modern TV technology.

Groups of media students to work with our daily news, sports and entertainment team, Monday to Friday, in combinations to suit the curriculum and timetable.

For example, 12-20 students per week:

6 students working Monday and Wednesday

6 students working Tuesday and Thursday

The exact numbers and days training would be agreed in discussion with your team, but we recommend small groups training in the studio (and on location) twice per week to get the full benefit of working on the channel.

We would split the groups into twos or threes, and allocate a video journalist from our team to train them in creating daily news packages. The brief would be to learn the full workflow of creating daily news, sports and entertainment video packages (known as VTs), including:

  • Pitching, stories for video production, eg animations, experimental videos, cultural, political, music or fashion trends, a unique history of the city
  • Sourcing news and interviews
  • Filming and editing (using our cameras and editing packages)
  • Writing news links and broadcasting
  • Presenting (reading from an autocue in green screen studio)
  • Producing graphics such as titles, captions and screen bumpers
  • Producing credits to industry standard
  • Uploading stories to YouTube, Websites and Social Media
  • Mentors are provided to offer on-going support throughout the course encouraging the student’s creativity and ideas.

Regular feedback, evaluation and assessment would be provided to improve these skills.

Our team works with your tutors to enable the students to help produce content which could broadcast on our channel, and possibly the other 34 city TV channels across the UK.

We can tailor a package (from 3 months to 1 year) that suits your budget, and includes television production training for the students.

We also broadcast films and videos made by students on the channel on a variety of programmes such as You Make It We Show It, a showcase programme showing animations, music videos and short films produced by young people.

For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact tracey@thelatest.co.uk



Language School Workshops

We provide tailored workshops for language schools

We offer 3 hour workshops for groups of up to 20 students each session. Can accommodate two sessions a day.

We can work with the teachers so there is preparation work done beforehand, and students can bring their scripts and news images and videos to put on the news.

We work with the students to research and write the news and our technical crew show the students how to operate an autocue and present the news in front of the green screen.

Students can choose to write and read about local, national or international news, current affairs, sports, music and what’s on, food & drink, or research and read the weather.

Here is an example of a workshop with a group of Italian students from EC Language School (their news programme produced in 3 hours)

For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact tracey@thelatest.co.uk



Individual Packages

Highly practical TV courses in Brighton, world famous for its pier and THE destination city for students from all over the world. Brighton, exciting and full of life, you’ll love training here.

Latest TV Brighton offers you the opportunity to train within Brighton’s TV channel working with professional broadcasters, using the most modern TV technology in our world class studios. You will learn the skills to make programmes for broadcast.

We offer flexible training packages suited to your individual requirements to learn specific skills in the TV industry.

You will be assigned your own personal mentor from Latest TV’s professional staff and crew, learning everything from pre-production to post-production. Covering: news, sports and entertainment journalism, presenting, filming, editing, sound engineering, tri-caster operating (vision mixing) – everything you need to be able to work in TV.

This fast track fun approach provides you with the tools you need to make broadcast quality TV within months.

Available packages:

1 week – £300: Taster course – learning core skills in the studio

1 month – £1000: Gaining proficiency in a key focused skill tailored to you

3 months – £3000: Gaining a range of skills to enable you to work immediately in television production and broadcasting – all you need to get a job in TV.

The courses comprise of 30-35 hours of training per week with each of our courses being tailored for your individual package to suit your own requirements. Extended training also available on request.

A typical day starts with meeting with your mentor to brief you for the day. You will be given the tools and tips to produce your assigned projects, which can be anything from News to feature programming, drawing on your own creativity and ideas. Skills covered will be: scripting, presenting, journalism, camerawork, sound, editing, broadcasting, and how to utilise digital/social media.

Once you’ve mastered it, expect to see your work broadcast on our TV station and you’ll be able to create your own showreel.

You will get on-screen accreditation for your work shown – a benefit you can only get from working at a TV station.

Text or call Cathy on 07831 159758 or email jodie@thelatest.co.uk



Specific Technical Training

We can provide camera, editing, sound engineering and tri-caster training as required with our experienced team and can tailor this training to individual days / weeks as required.

For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact jodie@thelatest.co.uk



Brighton Television Studio Visit

1 hour studio visit, which includes a talk about Local TV and gives everyone the opportunity to try presenting in front of the green screen studio. Pupils are given the opportunity to present the news they have written (or our news on the autocue). They see how TV works, looking at the gallery and tri-caster which operates the green screen studio.

Our crew can also answer questions about microphones, cameras and lighting and how various programmes are made.

For more information about any of these courses and packages, please contact angi@thelatest.co.uk or contact our training team on 01273 687171



Brighton Digital Media Academy

Partnered with the Aldridge Foundation, Latest TV was the co-founder member of the Brighton Digitial Media Academy, which delivers digital media training to 14-19 year old students.

Based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, the BDMA works with industry tutors for students to learn work skills alongside the intensive media training. Qualified tutors from Latest TV deliver training in filmmaking, editing, post-production and journalism skills.

You can obtain references from Itziar Leighton or Fiona Adams based at BACA (Brighton Aldridge Community Academy).



Information about the Latest brand

Our TV Channel, Latest TV reaches 400,000 people in the Brighton, Hove, Worthing and South Chichester areas and we have 108,000 regular weekly viewers (Monitored by BARB); broadcast 24/7 on Freeview 7, Virgin Media 159, as well as live stream on thelatest.co.uk.

Latest 7/Latest Homes Magazine

Established for over 16 years, we are Greater Brighton’s longest running and most read FREE WEEKLY publication. Average readership is 100K (combined print and online). Available in over 800 high profile outlets from Newhaven to Worthing, Brighton to Lewes. The publication is also available online, via mobile phones/tablets and social media.

Social Media – 65K followers across the board: (Facebook Latest TV / Facebook – Latest Brighton / Twitter – Latest TV / Twitter – Latest Brighton + more)

The Latest Website (thelatest.co.uk) – between 40-50K global unique visitors

We are a small local business that operates a 24/7 TV channel as part of the Local TV network. We also produce news, sports and regular programmes for BBC and BBC iplayer.