What is NATPE?

Celebrating over 50 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE's commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing and distribution across all platforms.

NATPE is the most important international "must-attend" Market and Conference held in the U.S. The NATPE Miami 2015 theme "Content Without Borders" reflected a commitment to creating a market for the linear and digital communities, as well as advertisers and brands. NATPE breaks down the barriers by setting new expectations and possibilities, and creates the environment where deals get done across every platform. 

The annual Market and Conference will once again be held at the Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach (January 19-21, 2016) with the theme of "Content Without Borders." NATPE also produces NATPE Europe in Prague (June 22-25, 2015 at the Hilton Prague Hotel) the premier market for the dynamic and evolving content industry centered in the CEE. 

NATPE Europe Market and Screenings, June 22-25, 2015 at the Hilton Prague Hotel is the companion to our highly successful Miami-based international content market held January 20-22, 2015. Focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, NATPE Europe brings key regional buyers and global sellers together in an intimate market setting which allows for quality meetings where new business relationships start, and deals are closed.

NATPE Europe now held in Prague follows on from NATPE Budapest the long running event which was previously known as “Discop.” Our move from Budapest to Prague represents a deep and ongoing commitment to the EEC countries and their growing television and content businesses. The facilities of the Hilton Prague Hotel enable the market, screenings, special events, networking and social events to take place under one roof. Buyers also get a ‘first look’ at U.S. studio programming – vital for those who aren’t able to attend the LA Screenings in May.

What NATPE does.

NATPE implements our mission by providing members with education, networking, professional enhancement and technological guidance through year-round activities and events and access to a database of global industry contacts.

NATPE does provide valuable information and resources to its membership, which is comprised of companies and individuals involved in or wanting to become involved with the creation, development and distribution of television programming.

NATPE does serve as a catalyst for idea sharing, discussion and debate regarding trends and practices in the television industry as it relates to programming.

What NATPE doesn't do.

NATPE does not provide referrals to agents, managers, lawyers, producers, distributors or network executives; however, it does make its membership database available online.

NATPE does not present program concepts to development executives; however, it does create opportunities for content creators to meet and pitch ideas to development executives during several of the industry events it organizes.

NATPE does not serve as a clearinghouse for program concepts or ideas; however, it does publish a directory of companies and individuals involved in program creation, development and distribution and also provides links to other industry associations, trade publications and organizations that could be helpful in researching and/or registering program ideas.