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BBC to focus on digital at Showcase

Netflix's Ted Sarandos to give keynote speech

LONDON — Next year’s BBC Worldwide Showcase, the first to be held in Liverpool, will underscore the growing importance of VOD to distributors by devoting an entire day to digital media.

Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, will give a keynote speech at the event, part of the four-day sales mart, which bows Feb. 26.

Also speaking is the CEO and co-founder of Internet start-up Miso, Somrat Niyogi. Miso specializes in social TV viewing.

BBC Worldwide topper Steve Macallister said: “Digital growth is a huge focus for BBC Worldwide and we’ve made great strides in the past year.

“I’m thrilled that we’re able to bring some of the leading minds in this space to join us in Liverpool to share and debate their insights with an international delegation.”

Other keynote speakers include Mike Walsh, author of Futuretainment, and CEO of research agency Tomorrow.