There's only one place to be in August, and that's Edinburgh. Yes that's right, the capital of Scotland is THE place to be thanks to two things, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Unfortunately I've never been to either, that was until now. Walking around Edinburgh this week has been brilliant, there's just so much going on. Everywhere you turn someone's doing a trick, someone's singing, someone's dancing and hundreds if not thousands of people are soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the variety of entertainment that's on offer. Luckily I've been to see some comedy shows and I'm hoping to see some more whilst I'm up here, but the main reason for my trip to Edinburgh is the annual TV festival.

The Edinburgh TV Festival is THE television event of the year. For three days each year, channel controllers, commissioners and talent come together to discuss the industry. New shows are announced, new stats are revealed and pretty much the entire TV industry head up there. This year's highlights are Sheridan Smith, Steph and Dom from Gogglebox and a live version of Through The Keyhole with Keith Lemon.

I didn't want to just go to Edinburgh, have all the fun, and not share it with anyone, so every day I'll be blogging about everything that happened; who was talking, what they were saying and why they were saying it. Basically if there's an exclusive bit of news that comes out of the festival, I will be reporting it here, so sit back enjoy and follow me on my first ever trip to the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Meet The Controller

Danny Cohen