NATPE Europe

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 […]

NATPE Europe Buyers Briefing: Kai Gahler

Name: Kai Gahler Title: acquisitions executive, Kanal 2, Estonia TBI: What channels do you buy for and how are they different? We buy for three channels. The biggest is Kanal 2, which is a mainstream commercial TV channel and the most watched TV channel in Estonia. We mostly air local shows in primetime, but there […]

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: 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, […]

NATPE Europe: Rod Perth on Prague and succession plans

Following the NATPE Europe event in Prague again last week, outgoing CEO Rod Perth tells TBI about how the market is faring as economies in the CEE region continue to struggle. He also reveals about his plans for appointing a successor to helm the not-for-profit organisation as he prepares to stand down. TBI: You have […]

Russian net buys Indian drama pre-NATPE Europe

Russian local channel NTK9 has acquired a drama series from India, which is fast becoming a key supplier of scripted shows into central and eastern Europe. Krasnodar-serving NTK9 bought Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doom (How Do I Call This Love?, pictured) from Indian content provider and channel operator Star TV and Intellecta, a media […]

NATPE adds raft of execs to Euro copro summit

NATPE has added several high-level production executives to the line-up for its inaugural coproduction summit, which will take place at the upcoming NATPE Europe market in Prague. New confirmed speakers for the event include Caroline Benjo, co-managing director of Les Revenants producer Haut et Court, Andrew Critchley, managing director of UK-based Red Production Company and […]

NATPE and Tandem join forces for copro summit

NATPE and Tandem Communications have joined forces to launch a new coproduction summit at the upcoming NATPE Europe market. NATPE Europe is relocating from Budapest to Prague this year and the ‘Now, the Story Starts in Europe’ event will take place on the morning of June 24. Addressing how the business is changing and how […]