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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 […]

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, […]

TV’s Big Questions: are the main markets still relevant?

Distribution is changing. The Frank brothers have created a digital rights trading platform, TRX, which sits alongside others from the likes of Screen Hits. With these, online screening rooms, Skype and other new ways to connect, the folk running TV markets must be concerned. Outgoing NATPE boss Rod Perth (left) offers a robust defence of […]

New board members for NATPE

The National Association of Television Program Executives has elected ten industry figures to its board, and named a new executive committee. The moves come ahead of the arrival of new managing director J.P. Bommel, who replaces CEO Rod Perth next year, and soon after the organisation confirmed it was moving its central and eastern Europe […]

NATPE survey: SVOD to drive scripted boom

Major SVOD platforms will play the biggest role in expected growth in the number of scripted programming hitting the market, according to executives survey in a new NATPE poll. Some 75% of NATPE members believe the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu will be the biggest players on the scripted market in […]

Sony networks boss named NATPE chairman

Sony Pictures Television’s president, worldwide networks Andy Kaplan (pictured) has been named chairman of events organiser NATPE. He succeeds Jordan Levin, the former Xbox Entertainment and WB channel executive, who had held the post for four years. His appointment follows that of COO and president J.P. Rommel, who is in part replacing CEO Rod Perth, […]

NATPE recruits ex-Reed Midem exec

NATPE has hired J.P. Bommel as managing director and COO. Bommel (pictured) is a former business development exec at MIPCOM owner Reed MIDEM and will join NATPE, the US producers association and trade convention organiser, next month. NATPE president and CEO Rod Perth (pictured) is stepping down early next year and will work with Bommel through […]

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 […]

Rod Perth to stand down as NATPE boss in 2016

Rod Perth will step down as boss of NATPE next year. Perth took over from Rick Feldman in 2012 and has overseen the shift of the not-for-profit industry group’s flagship market and event to Miami. Under his leadership, NATPE’s European event has also relocated, from Budapest, Hungary, to Prague, Czech Republic. He has renewed his […]

NATPE: US viewers flocking to streaming

A new study from NATPE and CEA says that over 70% of US consumers have streamed full-length TV shows in the past six months with Netflix the category leader. Of the 71% that had streamed a longform show, 40 said they had used Netflix and 26% Youtube. By genre, movies, drama and comedy series were […]

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