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NATPE Assets Sold in Bankruptcy Auction to Banff Operator

NATPE Miami is set to return with an early 2024 event after the assets of The National Association of Television Program Executives, or NATPE, were acquired by Brunico Communications, the Toronto-based operator of the Banff World Media Festival. The winning bid from the Canadian company followed NAPTE filing for bankruptcy protection in Oct. 2022 after […]

NATPE Filing for Bankruptcy, Citing Pandemic Impact

The National Association of Television Program Executives, better known by its acronym NATPE, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The organization, led by CEO JP Bommel, says that the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancelation of its signature conferences and events ultimately forced the decision. “NATPE, like many other professional organizations, has been adversely impacted by […]

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 […]

NATPE Bans Russian Companies From TV Market, Joins Industry Boycott

U.S. television industry group NATPE has joined the growing ranks of film and television companies boycotting Russia over the country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a statement Tuesday, NATPE said it would ban all Russian companies from its upcoming international television trade fair, set to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from June 27-30. “The Ukrainian people […]

NATPE Miami: WarnerMedia, Disney, NBCUniversal Sign Up for In-Person TV Market

U.S. entertainment and television giants are throwing their weight behind the annual TV market NATPE Miami, with most of the majors — including WarnerMedia, Disney-ABC, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television and MGM — committing to the in-person event, which runs Jan. 18-20, 2022. Other big TV companies, including Univision, A+E, Banijay Americas and Debmar-Mercury, will […]

HBO Max Executive Michael Quigley to Give Keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus

Michael Quigley, executive vp of content acquisitions at HBO Max, will hold the opening keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus, the online-only version of the streaming industry trade fair.

NATPE Launches Virtual Market

Television group NATPE will launch a virtual market platform alongside its physical trade events. NATPE Virtual, set up in cooperation with RightsTrade, Vision Events and Perigon, is billed as a one-stop shop for global television production and licensing.

NBC Execs Talk ‘The Office’ Netflix Fate, “Nuanced” New Streamer

Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks talk about their "nuanced" new streamer, giving Kelly Clarkson a talk show and the future of 'The Office.'

Jane Fonda Calls Time’s Up Movement a “Historic Turning Point”

"It's really moving. These are fierce women, warriors. So much more advanced than I was at their age, so brave."

Sony’s Tony Vinciquerra Talks Merger “Floodgates,” Hack Lessons

The relatively new CEO says recent acquisitions are just the beginning: "We have to grow. If we don't grow, we will be somebody's purchase."

Greg Berlanti, Jane Fonda, Kevin Reilly, Tom Selleck Among NATPE’s 2018 Brandon Tartikoff Honorees

Cesar Conde also will be recognized at the Jan. 17 event in Miami.

HBO Europe Takes ‘The White Princess,’ ‘Graves’

The European arm of Time Warner's HBO will air the Starz and Lionsgate series in Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Spain.