Tony has worked for all the major UK broadcasters as producer and director of factual and studio-based programming. At the BBC he produced ground-breaking documentaries for Video Diaries and Teenage Diaries, and was the inspiration behind the highly regarded Mass Observation series: Video Nation. In 1994 he launched Maverick Television where he created BBC2's iconic Trade Secrets series, relaunched Going for a Song with Michael Parkinson, and made RTS-award-winning programmes for the BBC's Comic Relief.
In 1997 he established the BBC’s first new media programmes unit, developing innovative low-cost, high-volume programming for the BBC’s digital platforms and the interactive studio series, Front Room, with Jason Bradbury. Tony went on to supervise the web streaming for the debut UK series of Big Brother for Channel 4 through Victoria Reel/Endemol.
Since 2005, Tony has been teaching on all aspects of film and television production at Solent, as well as continuing to make programmes with a focus on ordinary people, family and the environment. He helped establish the in-house media production centre, Solent Productions, which makes projects for clients and broadcasters, providing professional opportunities for students. Here he has supervised broadcast output for the Glastonbury Festival and launched the University’s web channel, Solent TV, and continues to develop and manage real-world learning opportunities for students inside and alongside the curriculum.
More recently, Tony has been leading on projects with the BBC and Showcase Cinemas to deliver productions made alongside the curriculum by students, staff and Solent alumni.
Tony has his own website (www.tonysteyger.com) where you can view a full filmography and more information.
"Television is transforming itself constantly and there are huge opportunities for learning and innovation. Steering students into the path of this transformation is exhilarating."