Industry Organization To Also Form MVPD Committee Led By Innovative Industry Executives

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 9, 2020 – NATPE, taking into account the integral role MVPD’s play in the global content distribution ecosystem, is launching a broad new initiative to embrace this industry sector that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. In addition to forming a soon to be named MVPD committee and conducting special MVPD-focused keynotes and sessions during the NATPE Virtual Miami conference in January (19-21) there is a kickoff event planned for December 15th.

Content Distribution on a Global ScaleMVPD’s and the Worldwide Content Market will take a deep dive to explore where the industry’s global MVPD content sector is going, during the next NATPE V-Front presentation. Hosted by TV5MONDE USA, the free, one-hour (1:00pm/EST – 10:00am/PST) virtual event on December 15th will address this topic and more. Registration for this event can be accessed via: HERE

Moderated by Horowitz Research President and longtime MVPD observer Howard Horowitz the session will feature comments and insights from Verizon Consumer Group Chief Content Officer Erin McPherson, Liberty Latin America VP Chief Programming Officer Stephane David and Virgin Media, Liberty Global Head of Programming David Bouchier.

Remarked Chair of the NATPE MVPD committee and COO of TV5 USA Patrice Courtaban, “TV5MONDE is pleased to support NATPE in launching this new MVPD initiate and hosting this exciting first event. With the executives in charge of content acquisition for three global MVPD’s Erin, Stephane and David fielding Howard’s probing questions, I anticipate a very lively and informative discussion that provides a wide range of strategic insights.


NATPE is the largest U.S-based global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events, including NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and NATPE Streaming Plus. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE, with a history of over five decades, is committed to representing the needs of its evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity.


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