NATPE Budapest

Opinion: Why CEE is in the spotlight now more than ever

Central and Eastern Europe has found itself at the centre of an event-laden schedule this month and it is clear why interest in the region is peaking so much, says Big Media’s co-founder Martin Kaše. As two media conferences go head-to-head in Budapest this month – Content Budapest and NATPE Budapest – those of us […]

News round-up: SeriesFest lands Starz, Tubi, TelevisaUnivision execs; Amazon strikes Imagine pact; CMore extends ‘Helsinki Crimes’; NATPE Budapest unveils attendees

SeriesFest lands Starz, Tubi, TelevisaUnivision execs Denver-based TV festival SeriesFest has announced the line-up for its ‘Innovation Talks’ strand, with top execs from Starz, Tubi and TelevisaUnivision in attendance. The discussions, described as “candid conversations”, will see Starz president of original Kathryn Busby and TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis interviewed by Mike Fries, CEO at event […]

NATPE Budapest round-up: TV3 Baltics strikes 200-hour factual deal; Abacus launches ‘Robin Hood’; TVF lands CEE sales  

TV3 Baltics strikes 200-hour factual deal TV3 Baltics has acquired more than 200 hours of factual content, following a deal with distributor Cineflix Rights at NATPE Budapest. The deal, which covers TV3’s Latvian and Lithuanian networks, includes seasons 1-2 of Richard Hammond’s Workshop (16 x 60-minutes) from Chimp Productions and Krempelwood, originally for Discovery+ in the […]

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 […]

Trends watch: NATPE Budapest – Red Arrow Studios International

Red Arrow’s Bo Stehmeier, SVP of global sales at its international arm, discusses the hottest trends in CEE and what buyers want. What is your main focus at NATPE Europe? With the formats business in CEE continuing to grow, we will be focusing on our scripted remakes, such as Lice Mother – the hit Netherlands […]

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 […]

NATPE’s Rod Perth: ‘TV talks Hollywood, Silicon Valley speaks Hungarian’

With NATPE Budapest 2013 wrapped up, Jesse Whittock sits down with NATPE CEO Rod Perth to discuss the market’s future, fighting new competition from upstart markets and why TV and digital need to start talking the same language This week was former channel president Rod Perth’s second NATPE Budapest since he joined the NATPE organisation […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

News brief: Peace Point launching film catalogue at NATPE Budapest

Canada-based producer and distributor Peace Point will launch a new 40-title film catalogue at the NATPE Budapest market next week. The films on offer to the CEE broadcasters in town for NATPE include Danny Glover drama Donovan’s Echo (pictured) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers love story Belle Du Seigneur. The features will sit alongside the lifestyle […]

Globo notches sales of Dinosaurs & Robots

Brazilian media giant Globo has shopped its Dinosaurs & Robots telenovela to a raft of broadcasters. The drama series, filmed in Brazil and Japan, is a story of love and conflict between a female paleontologist and landowner in rural Brazil and a daring scientist whose wife goes missing. It has been picked up by Portuguese […]