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Natpe Budapest readies for in-person event in June

This year’s spotlight is on Turkish content.

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Mumbai: The National Association of Television Programme Executives (Natpe), a global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms has announced Natpe International’s return to an in-person event in Budapest. This year’s spotlight is on Turkish content. The event will take place between 27 and 30 June.

The marketplace is expected to have around 300 buyers, including 37 broadcasters from the CEE, and more than 60 exhibitors from the US, UK, Latin America, Central Europe and more. Confirmed exhibitors include MGM Television, NBCUniversal,  Warner Bros Discovery,  Paramount Global, Columbia Pictures, A+E Networks, MADD, Kanal D International, Calinos, Global Agency, ATV, ZDF, Inter Medya, and Globo to name a few.

“As Natpe returns to in-person events, I am thrilled that Natpe Budapest International roars back in-person bringing fresh new content from around the world as we welcome back many distributors from around the globe and the strongest presence ever from CEE buyers. We are proud to host the Ukrainian Pavilion on the exhibition floor,” said Natpe president and CEO JP Bommel.

This year, there will also be a Ukrainian Pavilion, featuring five Ukrainian broadcasters: Film.UA Group, 1+1 media, Ukraine TV Channels, StarLight Media, UA Suspilne (public broadcaster), and Ukrainian Content Global Cooperation.

“These dramatic times have unveiled to us the real meaning of the words like partnership, friendship, and support. We understand that the future of the Ukrainian content industry is firmly tied with the European market. Natpe is the next important step for the companies that come under the umbrella of Ukrainian Content Global Cooperation initiative (Film.UA Group, 1+1 media, Starlight Media, Ukraine TV Channels, Suspilne Media) for strengthening existing and finding new business opportunities. And there is some really big news that we’re going to announce in Budapest," said MRM CEO Kateryna Udut, the organiser of the initiative.

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