Fontainebleau Hotel Claims NATPE Owes It $3.4 Million

The Miami Beach resort levies charges of  “insider dealing” and asks the bankruptcy court to slow down the auction of NATPE assets.


Bankrupt NATPE Cancels Bahamas Conference & Marketplace

The National Association of Television Program Executives, which filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, said that it has canceled its 2023 NATPE Global Conference and Marketplace in January in the Bahamas. NATPE said that it has not made decisions yet about whether its NATPE Budapest, Hungary, and other 2023 events will also be canceled.

NATPE Files To Restructure Under Chapter 11

The association says the pandemic-related show cancellations are behind the need to reorganize. It says it plans to go ahead with its two events planned for next year in the Bahamas and Hungary.

Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Poehler, Maury Povich, William Shatner Among NATPE Honorees

Entertainment giants Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner and Amy Poehler, talk show pioneer Maury Povich and veteran producer Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek: Discovery) will be among the TV greats honored this year with the 18th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy awards at the 2022 NAPTE television market. Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey and producer and media investor Jeff Sagansky will also be honored.

No Russian Presence At Mip TV Or NATPE

The organizers of Mip TV and NATPE are to follow all “government sanctions and policies in each territory where we operate” regarding Russia.

NATPE Unveils In-Person & Virtual Events For 2022

Among the six events scheduled are the group’s first NATPE Hollywood in June, providing new benefits for members and focusing on new business opportunities in television, streaming and film. The annual IRIS Awards are slotted during the upfronts in New York on May 17.

NATPE, AnyClip Team on Searchable Content Library From Trade Association’s 40-Year Video Archive

NATPE Miami Updates Protocols To Include On-Site Testing

Health and safety protocols to be in effect at the January gathering, include proof of vaccination and temperature checks throughout the event.

Byron Allen: Move NATPE To L.A. In Nov.

The Entertainment Studios chief says the trade show needs to “adapt to new realities in television programming” with a shift to TV’s production hub and a spot on the calendar where it will be more useful to the syndicated production cycle.

NATPE Streaming Plus Reveals Speakers, Agenda

HBO Max, Roku, Sinclair, Tubi, Univision, ViacomCBS streaming among companies already confirmed to speak at the third annual NATPE Streaming Plus in L.A. on Sept. 14.

NATPE Adds Four To Board Of Directors

The new members are HBO’s Sarah Aubrey, ViacomCBS’s Dan Cohen, Nielsen’s Sean Cohan and Avalon’s Laura Kennedy.

Dr. Richard Haass To Deliver Opening Keynote At NATPE Virtual: News Television

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Richard Haass, president, Council of Foreign Relations, will deliver the opening keynote at NATPE Virtual: News Television. The new, free event will be hosted by Gio Benitez, ABC News transportation correspondent, and take place on April 20. To register, go to Attendees can expect keynotes, […]

CBS Sports Chairman To Keynote NATPE Virtual: The Business Of Live Sports

Sean McManus kicks off the new event covering live sports production, the rise of sports gambling, esports, the importance of sports to local broadcasters and more.


Price Point | NATPE As We Knew It

The virtual, but still vital, NATPE that took place this week occasions a look back to its origins from early days of hotel suites to a carnival-like heyday packed with stars.

NATPE Announces Iris Award Winners

Entertainers Penn & Teller will host the Jan. 21 ceremony honoring Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Wertlieb, Kevin Frazier and Entertainment Tonight at NATPE Virtual Miami.

NBCU’s Lazarus To Kick Off NATPE Virtual Miami

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus will be the opening opening keynoter of the virtual gathering. He will be joined on stage by Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC News’ Today, who will moderate the fireside conversation.

NATPE To Embrace Global Role Of MVPDs

A new initiative kicks off with a NATPE V-Fronts session Dec. 15 and will continue throughout 2021 including NATPE Virtual Miami in January. The association will also form an MVPD committee led by industry executives.

NATPE Sued For Failing To Pay Rent On Former Office

HBO Max’s Michael Quigley To Deliver Opening Keynote At NATPE Streaming Plus

The global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Michael Quigley, HBO Max EVP, content acquisitions, will be the opening keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus. Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place […]

NATPE Names Head Of Business Development

It chooses Charles Weiss, former Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News publisher .

NATPE Adds Four New Members To Its Board

The new additions represent broadcast/networks and OTT/platforms, making these categories now the second largest groups of representation on the board. The group also forms the NXTGN Advisory Board, made up of top executives focused on emerging media and new business models.


Tartikoff Legacy Award Winners Unveiled

Greg Berlanti, Cesar Conde, Jane Fonda, Kevin Reilly and Tom Selleck will be honored on Jan. 17 during NATPE conference in Miami Beach.

NATPE COO JP Bommel Named President

For the better part of the past year, leading up to NATPE’s 2017 conference last month in Miami, he had been transitioning to the chief executive’s role, replacing longtime NATPE CEO Rod Perth.


NATPE Failed To Revive Sleepy Syndie Biz

In years past, you could get a pretty good idea of what new syndicated offerings will be airing this fall and which won’t at NATPE and the days immediately following. Not this year. Eleven days after the show ended, there is still no word on clearances for the handful of new shows and a couple of year-old ones on the bubble.

NATPE 2017

Falco Among NATPE Tartikoff Award Winners

Six honorees will receive their awards at a reception scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

NATPE 2017

NATPE Unveils New ‘Tracks’ For Conference

Among the new features at the 2017 gathering in Miami Beach is the Station Group Summit that will be headed by Emerson Coleman, VP, programming, Hearst-Argyle Television; and Sean Compton, president, strategic programming and acquisitions, Tribune Media.


Longtime TV Exec John von Soosten Dies

John von Soosten, a former programming executive at Katz Television who was president of NATPE in the mid-1980s, has died. He was 71.

NATPE Elects New Board Members

NATPE elected 10 new members to its board of directors, the group announced Monday. The new additions, each of whom will now start two-year terms, will join 14 other members on the board who are already in the midst of their terms. The new board members are: Jack Newberger, SVP, global head of agency development, […]

NATPE Europe Returns To Budapest In 2016

In what it calls “its continued belief in the growth of the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region,” NATPE Budapest 2016 Market & Content Summit is returning to the center of the CEE. Creative and production communities will be featured during the three-day event, providing access for local production from that region to the world. […]

NATPE Survey Sees Upswing In Scripted TV

The organization unveils results from a member survey on the current content boom. Around half both think that scripted television quality will increase and budgets will decline.

NATPE Names Palmer Chief Marketing Officer

The trade group appoints veteran entertainment marketing executive Matt Palmer to the newly created post with the mission of expanding its overall marketing efforts domestically and internationally.

Andy Kaplan Elected NATPE Chairman

NATPE President-CEO Rod Perth today announced that Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television, has been elected chairman of the board of NATPE, effective immediately. Kaplan previously served as vice chairman of the board. He succeeds Jordan Levin who served as NATPE’s chairman for four years. “Andy is one of the most respected […]

JP Bommel Named New NATPE COO

The former vice president of business development for Reed Midem will take over as managing director and chief operating officer of NATPE//Content First in September.

NATPE’s Braen Launching Marketing Firm

After more than 20 years at the trade group, SVP Beth Braen is leaving to start her own strategic marketing company in Los Angeles.

Perth Ending NATPE Tenure In February 2016

Rod Perth will remain in the trade group’s top slot through February 2016, oversee the transition to new leadership and then join NATPE’s board of directors.


Diginets Proliferate And Possiblities Expand

With multiple introductions of new multicast networks at this week’s NATPE, and no shortage of existing ones, it gets one to wondering how they can all survive. The added capabilities of the upcoming next-gen broadcast standard will mean more space for them. And with smart, gradual investments in originals, some diginets could become great businesses and real contributors to the top lines of TV stations.

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NATPE To Feature Reality And Formats Day

Jan. 20 at the upcoming NATPE marketplace will feature top reality development execs, panels, case studies, the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards Luncheon and the PRO Pitch event in search of the next big idea.

Execs See Potential In 2nd Screen Apps

Networks, advertisers and tech start-ups have been trying to better engage consumers who increasingly play with their smartphones and tablets while watching TV. According to a TV industry study, they have a long way to go.

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Second-Screen Synch Not Thrilling Viewers

Only 13% of second screen users say content synched with TV makes the experience more enjoyable, according to survey from CEA and NATPE.

NATPE, CEA To Study Second-Screen Use

The two-pronged research project will measure how consumers and content creators incorporate second screen to interact with media. The findings will be presented in January 2014 at the International CES and NATPE Market & Conference.