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Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings will deliver the international keynote at September’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Cambridge Convention.

Hastings rarely speaks in the UK but in recent months Netflix has shown a propensity to further involve itself with the sector and chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently said the SVoD giant is looking to “physically” set up here.

RTS chief executive Theresa Wise said Hastings had been a “transformative figure in the global TV industry”.

Other speakers lined up for the biannual event include last month’s Broadcast guest editor Lenny Henry, All3Media chief executive Jane Turton and Expectation chief executive Tim Hincks.

ABC Studios’ executive vice president of business operations Howard Davine is also down for the Cambridge event, alongside MediaCom UK chair Karen Blackett.

Other names previously announced include Discovery president and chief executive David Zaslav, Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch, director general Tony Hall and the chief executives of ITV and Channel 4.

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White will also deliver one of her final addresses before departing for John Lewis.

The keynote for the 2017 Cambridge Convention was delivered by James Murdoch.

This story first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.