J.P. Bommel

Trends watch: NATPE Budapest International

Ahead of this year’s event, TBI speaks to NATPE president and CEO JP Bommel on what to expect from the newly branded and outward-looking NATPE Budapest International. TBI: This is your third year as NATPE president. What do you set out to do differently from previous years? This year our June event is entitled NATPE […]

NATPE to serve LA Screenings Independents delegates

International TV market organiser NATPE will offer services to delegates at the LA Screenings Independents 2018. The event, which runs from May 15-18 at the Intercontinental Hotel in LA’s Century City, occurs directly before of the Hollywood studios’ screenings for international buyers. At LA Screenings Independents 2018, NATPE will offer access to an entire event […]

J.P. Bommel on NATPE Europe

J.P. Bommel became leader of US-based industry markets organisation NATPE in August 2015, initially joining as managing director and COO. Following the appointment, he and outgoing chief Rod Perth decided to move NAPTE Europe back to Budapest, Hungary, after a two-year switch to Prague in the Czech Republic. Here, he tells TBI about new initiatives […]

Digging into CEE

The number of pay TV homes in Central and Eastern Europe are set to fall, but international distributors tell TBI business in the region is booming A Digital TV Research report earlier this year forecast the number of pay television homes in Central and Eastern Europe to fall in 18 territories across the region in […]

NATPE lines up expanded studios screenings

Hungary will play host to an expanded US studio screenings as part of the 2017 NATPE Budapest event. Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, CBS, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Entertainment and MGM Television will all screen their latest wares at the event next month. NATPE president and CEO J.P. Bommel (pictured) last year moved to host studio screenings […]

Bommel handed NATPE top job

J.P. Bommel has been named president and CEO of US-based producers TV NATPE. The former Reed MIDEM executive has been with NATPE since August 2015, when he joined as COO and managing director, effectively replacing Rod Perth. Bommel will now focus on creating “365-day-a-year experiences for members”, expanding the NATPE Budapest Market and Content Summit […]

NATPE: organisation reaches out to the Next Gen

US trade body NATPE said yesterday it will launch a new initiative to help younger TV execs as they progress through the industry. NATPE boss J.P. (pictured) Bommel announced the new programme on the first day of the NATPE Miami event. “We’re launching NATPE Next Gen, which will be a membership programme that will empower […]

NATPE: better in Budapest

The NATPE Budapest 2016 Market & Content Summit, which launches today, is J.P. Bommel’s first European event since taking charge of the US based industry association. He tells Stewart Clarke about his plan for NATPE’s return to the Hungarian capital. TBI: This is your first NATPE in Europe in full control of the organisation. What […]

Attention shifts to Europe as NATPE Miami wraps

The bosses of NATPE Miami hailed this week’s event a success, flagging the a-list conference line-up from all sections of the entertainment business, and adding that the upcoming NATPE Europe event will become more producer-focused as it returns to Hungary. Outgoing NATPE boss Rod Perth, who is being replaced by former Reed exec J.P. Bommel, […]

Sony networks boss named NATPE chairman

Sony Pictures Television’s president, worldwide networks Andy Kaplan (pictured) has been named chairman of events organiser NATPE. He succeeds Jordan Levin, the former Xbox Entertainment and WB channel executive, who had held the post for four years. His appointment follows that of COO and president J.P. Rommel, who is in part replacing CEO Rod Perth, […]