More than 300 Buyers and 60 Exhibitors expected  to Join Marketplace as it Returns In-Person June 27-30

Ukrainian Pavilion to Feature Five Broadcasters from the Country

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2022 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms today announced NATPE International’s return to an in-person event in Budapest. The marketplace is expected to have around 300 buyers, including 37 broadcasters from the CEE, and more than 60 exhibitors from the U.S., U.K., 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 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 JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE.

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, so stay tuned!” says Kateryna Udut, CEO of MRM, the organizer of the initiative. 

NATPE Budapest is the ultimate marketplace to engage with global distributors and buyers from streamers and broadcasters. This year’s spotlight is on Turkish content.

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About NATPE: 

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS.


Media Contacts: 
Kevin Broderick 
The Lippin Group (LA)