NATPE Budapest cancelled until 2022 as Delta variant hits plans

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has cancelled its Budapest-based event until 2022, as a result of ongoing complications from the pandemic. Event organisers said in April they were planning to host NATPE Budapest at the InterContinental Hotel in the Hungarian capital from 30 August to 2 September, later than its normal date […]

NATPE names new board members, incl HBO Max content chief Sarah Aubrey

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has added a raft of execs to its board, including HBO Max’s head of original content Sarah Aubrey. She is joined by ViacomCBS distribution president Dan Cohen; Nielsen’s chief growth office & president of international Sean Cohan; and Laura Kennedy, CEO of production group Avalon. The new […]

NATPE Virtual Miami lands NBCU’s Mark Lazarus for opening keynote

NBCUniversal’s TV & streaming chairman Mark Lazarus has been announced as the opening keynote for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Virtual Miami event. Lazarus, who will be interviewed by NBC News’ Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb, has been at the centre of an overhaul at NBCU as the company focuses its attention on […]

NATPE moves Miami online, unveils news, diversity & sports events

NATPE is moving its Miami-based event in January online and has unveiled new events exploring diversity, news and sports. NATPE Virtual Miami will be a fully digital event that will again use the organisation’s online platform, which was deployed earlier this year for NATPE Streaming Plus and NATPE Budapest International. The conference side of the […]

TBI In Conversation: NATPE’s JP Bommel on what’s next for events & going virtual

TBI’s latest instalment of its In Conversation strand catches up with JP Bommel, president & CEO of NATPE, who discusses how TV’s once-packed event schedule might look as the industry adapts to a new normal. It has been a summer of long days and headaches for many working in the TV business this year, something […]

HBO Max exec Michael Quigley tapped for NATPE Streaming Plus keynote

HBO Max’s EVP of acquisitions Michael Quigley has been announced as the opening keynote speaker at NATPE Streaming Plus, which is moving to a fully virtual format. Quigley will kick off the four-day conference, which will run from 14-17 September and see execs from companies including Fox, Pluto, Tubi and Univision discussing topics including monetisation, […]

NATPE explores Turkish drama with MADD Entertainment

NATPE explores Turkish drama with MADD NATPE Virtual has unveiled a partnership with MADD Entertainment to explore the latest Turkish drama trends. The session, part of the recently launched NATPE V-Front, will feature cast and execs working on Medyapim dramas The Teacher and Nehir. Both shows are airing on Fox in Turkey, with the session […]

NATPE re-arranges Budapest & LA events for late summer

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has rearranged two of its key events in a bid to avoid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. NATPE Budapest International, which had been due to take place 30 June to 3 July, will now run later between 25 and 27 August, while organisers have shuffled the […]

NATPE 2020: View from the market

Ian McKee, CEO of online content marketplace Vuulr, gives his take on this week’s NATPE market in Miami. This week marked our debut at NATPE Miami, so of course the Vuulr team was anticipating lots of sunshine, numerous poolside business meetings and little need for donning extra layers. Mother Nature clearly wasn’t on our side. […]

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