Programming executives from around the world are congregating in Cannes for the MIPTV programme market. In many ways, programmes have never been so good, or so plentiful. On one hand, television viewing remains remarkably robust. On the other hand, television audiences are getting older, while younger viewers are watching video in different ways. Last week I discussed this with a panel including the chief executive of BARB, the audience research body, and the Director of Audiences at the BBC. The broadcast industry rightly emphasises the resilience of conventional channels, but younger people are watching less. Half the viewers of the main BBC channels are over 60 years old. My question was what will happen when young people finally grow up? We really cannot wait to find out.