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.
Entertainers Penn & Teller will host the Jan. 21 ceremony honoring Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Wertlieb, Kevin Frazier and Entertainment Tonight at 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.
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.
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 […]
It chooses Charles Weiss, former Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News publisher .
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.
Greg Berlanti, Cesar Conde, Jane Fonda, Kevin Reilly and Tom Selleck will be honored on Jan. 17 during NATPE conference in Miami Beach.
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.
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.
Six honorees will receive their awards at a reception scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
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.
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 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, […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
After more than 20 years at the trade group, SVP Beth Braen is leaving to start her own strategic marketing company in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only 13% of second screen users say content synched with TV makes the experience more enjoyable, according to survey from CEA and NATPE.
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.
Set to pick up their awards at the NATPE conference in Miami Next January are Emilio Azcárraga Jean, CEO of Grupo Televisa; James L. Brooks, writer/producer of The Simpsons; Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, and Lauren Zalaznick, EVP of media innovation and cross-company initiatives at NBCUniversal.
The “digital brain trust” was announced in January at the NATPE convention, with Guggenheim Digital Media’s Ross Levinsohn as head.
Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan (second from right) will be honored onTuesday evening at NATPE with the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award honoring television industry leaders. On Monday he was at NATPE alongside Jack Abernethy, CEO, Fox Television Stations (r) and Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen of Twentieth Century Fox Television. The hit comedy, now cleared in over 97% of the country, premieres in broadcast syndication on the Fox Television Stations this September. Modern Family is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and distributed by Twentieth Television. (Photo by Jim Donnelly/Twentieth Television)
The association’s new president talks about what’s in store at the upcoming Miami conference and marketplace. He also looks longer term. “My challenge is that if station groups continue to think of themselves as local stations, then they have challenges. Their world is far greater than local. That is how NATPE can help stations. We bring together a fantastic scale of decision makers and influential people from around the world who they should want to hear and meet and connect with.”
NATPE President-CEO Rod Perth today announced a major new customer service initiative: NATPE Navigator. The concierge program is designed to increase connectivity and maximize business opportunities between buyers and sellers while attending NATPE events. The program will officially roll out for NATPE||Budapest 2013 and will be an integral component of all NATPE events thereafter. “Customer […]
With a high-profile talk show to sell (Queen Latifah), Sony Pictures Television is figuring that it’s time to return to the NATPE conference. Sony dropped out of the show prior to the 2008 gathering in Las Vegas. This year’s show is slated for Jan. 28-30 in Miami.
NATPE announced today that its VP of operations, Wayneston Harbeson, has been named Association Event Planner of the Year in BizBash’s second annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners were announced June 13 at BizBash IdeaFest Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Readers were first invited to nominate local event professionals in 13 categories and […]
The TV executive who succeeds Rick Feldman takes over immediately and will oversee the organization’s 50th anniversary conference next year in Miami.
On April 30, at the end of his current contract, he will become a consultant to the organization. Korn Ferry is heading the search for new operating chief. Feldman will assist with the transition, the association said.
The Sept. 22 conference in New York will gather experts in content creation, distribution and monetization to explore branded entertainment strategies.
After this month’s content show in Budapest, it will be renamed NATPE/Budapest. Going forward, NATPE said it will offer incentives to benefit exhibitors participating in both this show and its annual marketplace in Miami.
The group’s CEO, Rick Feldman, outlined changes in store for next year’s gathering in Miami Beach to solve problems including overcrowded elevators and adding more exhibit space and meeting rooms.