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NATPE adds Telemundo, Viacom, All3 execs to board of directors

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has made a series of appointments to its board of directors, including the addition of Telemundo exec Peter Blacker and All3Media International CEO Louise Pedersen. The All3 exec and Blacker, who is EVP of revenue strategy & innovation for Telemundo Enterprises, are joined by president of Viacom […]

NATPE founder Lew Klein dies aged 91

NATPE founder and former president Lew Klein has died at the age of 91. News of Klein’s passing was confirmed by NATPE chairman Andy Kaplan, who said in a statement: “It is with the deepest regret that we inform you that Lew Klein (91), NATPE’s founder and guiding light, has passed away. Lew was the […]

NATPE unveils LA conference Streaming Plus

NATPE is rolling out Streaming Plus in Los Angeles — a one-day event featuring execs from Netflix, CBS All Access and YouTube.  The conference will take place in West Hollywood on 30 July, and will feature keynotes from the likes of Julie McNamara, EVP original content for CBS All Access; Heather Moosnick, SVP of content partnerships […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

NATPE deals: NBCUniversal takes Top Chef to Brazil; Colombia’s Canal 1 to host The Four

NBCUniversal has signed a deal for its Emmy award-winning reality cookery show Top Chef with Brazil’s Floresta – a joint venture between executive producer Elisabetta Zenatti and Sony Pictures Television. The 13-part local series will air on Record TV this year, with renowned chef Felipe Bronze at the helm. Bronze is the owner of the […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What went down at NATPE Miami

NATPE welcomed the usual mix of buyers, sellers, programme-makers and hustlers to Miami last week. Buyers from Latin America were out in force, with a smattering of acquisition execs from Scandinavia, France and Germany. During the week, two of Spanish-language TV’s biggest players, Univision and Televisa, said they were unifying production and development, a major […]

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