Ted Sarandos to Deliver MIPCOM Keynote Address

Ted Sarandos

The Netflix chief content officer will follow James Murdoch

He’s the mastermind behind House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, and now Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos will be giving a mastermind keynote address at MIPCOM.

Credited with changing the television and film business, Sarandos will appear at the TV industry conference as part of the “Media Mastermind” series, and he also will be interviewed by France Televisions’ director of future media Eric Scherer, organizers announced Wednesday.

Sarandos follows 21st Century Fox co-chief operating officer James Murdoch, who will be the opening keynote speaker at the 30th edition of the confab, and Simon Cowell, who will give a keynote as MIPCOM’s personality of the year.

Sarandos’ appearance at the conference will come just after Netflix storms across Europe, launching in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland in mid-September.

He will give his speech on Oct. 14. MIPCOM will take place Oct. 13-16.