Natpe Budapest 17 D1 JP Bommel, CEO

Natpe Budapest 2017: time to do business

The 2017 Natpe Budapest conference and market starts today with high expectations at the Intercontinental Hotel, based especially on the recovering of Central & Eastern Europe after almost ten years of ups and downs, following the 2008-2009 crisis.

Ira Gladnikoff

Sweden: Ira Gladnikoff, new head of Viasat

Ira Gladnikoff was confirmed as new Head of Viaplay (Sweden), replacing Jonas Karlén, who joined MTG in 2008 and has been leading Viaplay since 2015 and has decided to leave the company.

Yoshio Nakayama

Nippon TV names new board director and operating officer

Currently ranked as the #1 commercial TV broadcaster in Japan, and in honor of the 5th Anniversary of its International Business Development (IBD) division where revenue and sales are at an all-time high, Nippon Television Network Corporation announced that board director and operating officer Yoshio Nakayama has been appointed to oversee the IBD division for Nippon TV.

Hervé Michel

TV France International reelects Hervé Michel as President of the board

TV France International confirmed the reelection of Hervé Michel, head of international affairs at France Télévisions, for a second term as President.

YouTube GMA

GMA extends digital programming to YouTube

The Philippines’ leading broadcast company, GMA Network through its subsidiary and digital arm GMA New Media Inc, and the world’s largest online video platform, YouTube, have signed a partnership that will allow viewers everywhere to watch official, full episodes of GMA programs online.

Adam Poulter

Vubiquity: the aggregators take the scene

Vubiquity is a strategic partner primarily for telecommunications and television operators. The company enables operators, and other video distributors to launch successful VOD and TVE services, giving them a critical edge in the marketplace, so they can increase retention and customer acquisition.

JP Bommel

NATPE Budapest 2017 adds new business initiatives

JP Bommel, President & CEO of NATPE announced the launch of several new initiatives for the forthcoming NATPE Budapest Global TV Market and Conference, taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest from June 19-22.

Until We Meet Again

GMA Worldwide heads WCM Moscow

GMA Worldwide, a leading content provider from the Philippines announced its attendance to WCM Moscow 2017 (May 30-June 1) with a catalogue of innovative original formats and hit telenovelas in high definition.

CJ E&M: Jae Hyuk, SVP, Ellian Liche, Seeun Kim, and Spencer Thomas, producers of the global production team, factual

BCM 2017: new narrative ways become reality

BCM 2017 concludes today, Friday 12, with a mix of sensations for the participants: on one side, most of them agree there are less executives this year, but on the other they confirmed that the meetings they had in Busan were valuable for the future.

Parrot Analytics: What do genre trends tell you about your show?

Parrot Analytics

In 2016 global audiences not only demanded less funny content but also, perhaps paradoxically, less scary content. Comedy and horror, as genres, both exhibited declining total “Demand Expressions”, the industry-standard metric that Parrot Analytics has developed to measure the multiple ways that consumers express their demand for content.

UK: Katie Boyd joins Screenchannel as creative director

Katie Boyd

Screenchannel Television, production company focused in factual, formatted and factual-entertainment programming, and acquired by Rare TV Group in February 2015, appointed independent producer Katie Boyd as creative director.

MTG sells Czech TV holding to Denemo Media

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

MTG (Sweden) has signed an agreement to sell its 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to the Czech joint venture, Denemo Media, on an operation estimated in € 237.4 million (USD 257.6M)