Schedule Test NBI 2018

NATPE is proud to welcome our attendees to a diverse, compelling and valuable program at NATPE Budapest International. As the leading CEE-focused EMEA television market and conference, NATPE invites its participants to experience a dynamic agenda of carefully curated one-on-one interviews, panels, case studies and workshops with some of the most important leaders in our business. Each of these varied opportunities will reward our audience members with unique insight and actionable, important information – as provided directly by globally recognized content creators, producers, executives and industry experts

NATPE Budapest International’s four-day schedule includes screenings, a market floor and a conference.  

*This schedule is in active development and subject to change.

16:00 - 16:45 Changes in Global Content Transaction: A Roundtable Discussion
In this session we examine how content transaction has evolved; our panel will examine new challenges and business models, and how our understanding global industry disruption can lead to success.

17:00 - 18:00 The World Is Your Audience: International Trends, Data & Viewer Behavior
This multi-level and interactive session will provide a comprehensive overview of the international television and content market, furthering your regional and global business acumen.

18:00 - 20:00 Buyer’s Welcome: Drinks & Networking (by invitation only)

08:30 - 10:00 International Drama Production: Maximizing Cross-Regional Partnerships
This morning session will highlight the success stories as well as the challenges in packaging, marketing and selling your programming internationally.

12:00 - 13:30 The EMEA Luncheon: Opportunities for Transnational Success
Learn how your business can grow across boundaries from an expert panel of EMEA television industry leaders.

17:00 - 18:00 A World of Unscripted Formats: Insights and Strategies for Distribution
This session will provide critical intelligence and invaluable takeaways; what you should know, what you should avoid, and how you should move forward in this most dynamic of areas of the content creation business.

18:00 Opening Night Party

08:30 - 10:00 All the World’s a Stream: How Global OTT Platforms Are Changing the Game
In this mix of presentation and discussion, we look into the specific issues operators must tackle in preparing for growing multinational market demand for new OTT, catch-up TV and VOD content.

12:00 - 13:30 Latin American Content & Distribution Luncheon: Networking and Discussion
How can your business benefit and find a place in this dynamic and energetic market? What are the collaborative steps for import and export of programming and formats? Who are the leading players, and where will the LatAm television and content business expand in the future? Join us for this multi-level, multi-national luncheon to learn the answers.

16:00 - 17:30 Pitch & Play LIVE! Format Competition
NATPE BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL, the most prominent global TV market and conference focused on the EMEA, CEE and worldwide content business, and CEETV, the leading media platform for regional TV intelligence, present the third annual PITCH & PLAY LIVE! Format Competition. This unique event showcases and recognizes original unscripted format ideas with international potential. Any non-scripted format created after June 1, 2017 can be submitted for consideration in the competition. From all entries, up to ten titles will be selected and reviewed by an international committee of global content industry professionals, who will select three finalists. These top three formats will be presented LIVE by their creators in front of a jury of highly respected TV professionals, and one format will be named the winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! For details and information on how to apply for possible participation, please see

18:00 NATPE Budapest Party