Speaker Rebecca Glashow

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Rebecca Glashow

CEO, Global Distribution

BBC Studios - Americas

As President, BBC Studios – Americas, Rebecca Glashow is responsible for leading the strategy to further develop BBC Studios’ distribution activities in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, driving profitable long-term growth in a core commercial market for the BBC Group. With a focus on bringing BBC content and services to audiences through a wide range of initiatives, she oversees a diverse portfolio of businesses operating in the region, including linear and digital program sales, co-productions, home entertainment, licensing, and learning.

Glashow manages the company’s joint venture relationship with AMC Networks for BBC AMERICA and sits on the Board of BBC Studios' and ITV’s popular streaming service, BritBox.

Before starting in the role in June 2020, Glashow was the Co-Head of Awesomeness, a division of Viacom and leading entertainment brand focused on Gen Z, where she led all business operations and revenue including sales, marketing, research, distribution, and production. Prior to her role as Co-Head, Glashow was the Chief Strategy and Distribution Officer, where she oversaw global distribution, studio operations, and business development.

Glashow previously held various leadership roles at Discovery Communications. In her last role, she served as Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution & Partnerships, overseeing the strategy and operations for Discovery’s digital video business, including launching Discovery’s suite of mobile apps, OTT services, interactive experiences, and streaming content offerings. She also led the company’s content negotiations across all digital and traditional platforms (including MPVD, SVOD, VOD, AVOD, and EST), and partnered with the international division to set the global digital strategy. Before Discovery, Glashow held executive roles at Comcast and InDemand.

Glashow has received numerous industry accolades, having been recognized on Multichannel News’ "Wonder Woman" and "40 Under 40" lists, as well as CableFax’s "Most Powerful Women 2019."

Glashow holds a degree from Brown University and received executive education from Harvard Business School. She is based in New York.

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