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Tony  Steyger

Tony Steyger

Associate Professor

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3919 ext. 3919 Room no. JM204


Tony Steyger has worked for all the major UK broadcasters as producer and director, including BBC, ITV, Channel Four and Five. 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 and made award-winning programmes for Comic Relief.

In 1997 he established the BBC’s first New Media Programmes unit, developing innovative programming for the BBC’s digital platforms. Tony went on to supervise the web streaming for the debut UK series of Big Brother for Channel 4.

Tony continues to make programmes with a focus on everyday life, developing the documentary form and bringing research into teaching. Since 2005, he has been lecturing on all aspects of film and television production at Solent. He helped establish the in-house media production centre, Solent Productions, which makes projects for clients and provides professional opportunities for students. Here he has supervised broadcast output for the Glastonbury festival and launched the University’s web channel, Solent TV. Tony also has his own website ( where you can find out more information.

"Television is transforming itself constantly and within this change there are huge opportunities for learning and innovation. Steering students into the path of this transformation is exhilarating."

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