NATPE 2019

Berlinale: Brazil’s Globo drives into premium drama with Harassment

Brazilian broadcaster Globo is driving into high-end drama with limited series Harassment, which is set to screen at next week’s Berlinale. Produced by Globo Studios, the 10-part original drama is the only Brazilian title screening as part of the festival’s Drama Series Days Market Screenings, joining productions from Sweden, Spain, Israel, Argentina and the UK. […]

NATPE: NBCU streamer will require “reinvention” of windowing

NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy have said that the business’s planned streaming service will require a “reinvention” of windowing that will affect its content strategy going forward. The newly appointed co-chairmen, who have been in the roles for four months following the exit of Bob Greenblatt, told NATPE Miami delegates that NBC […]

NATPE: Walking Dead most in-demand; ITVS GE’s LatAm formats deal; MGM goes to court

Walking Dead named Parrot’s most in-demand series Parrot Analytics has named AMC’s The Walking Dead as its most in-demand TV series for 2018 as part of the firm’s inaugural Global TV Demand Awards out of NATPE Miami. Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the […]

Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]

NATPE 2019: The Top Shows in Miami

TBI Magazine has picked the most buzz-worthy unscripted formats to arrive in Miami this January. From Banijay’s Temptation Island reboot to Sundog Pictures’ hot topic doc Training Teacher’s to Kill, these are the market’s hottest non-scripted offerings.  Temptation Island Banijay Rights/USA Networks       An Accidental Studio DCD Rights/AMC Networks International       […]

NATPE ’19: Cineflix strikes crime sales in LatAm, North America

Cineflix Rights has struck a raft of international deals with LatAm and North American broadcasters for programmes including Secrets of the Morgue (pictured) ahead of next week’s NATPE market.  US cable channel Justice Network has acquired a number of titles from the distributor’s crime and investigation slate, including Secrets of the Morgue (series 1, 26 x 60 […]

Global SVODs in the spotlight at NATPE

Netflix and Amazon will be in the spotlight at January’s NATPE market, which is stepping up efforts to connect producers with the global SVODs. NATPE boss JP Bommel has said the Miami conference is inviting select groups of producers to meet with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Around six meetings of around 50 […]

NATPE unveils Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients

Comedian Betty White and former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) are among the recipients of NATPE’s 16th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards. Other recipients include actor Henry Winkler, comedian and media mogul Byron Allen, producer and screenwriter Mara Brock Akil and actress-singer Rita Moreno. The annual awards honour leadership and vision across the creation and […]

NATPE reveals NBC keynote, Tyler Perry session

Newly appointed NBC co-chairs Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks are to keynote at NATPE Miami. The January market, which runs from January 22 to 24 and will this year focus on “connectivity and active deal-making”, marks the first public engagement for the NBC execs, who were tapped to succeed Bob Greenblatt in late September. The […]