Russell Goldstein (Brunico) and Georgi R. Chakarov (TVBIZZ)
The industry news platform CEETV has confirmed its commitment as a marquee media and market intelligence partner of NATPE Budapest in June. Georgi R. Chakarov, President and CEO of TVBIZZ Group (which owns and operates CEETV), is lined up to kick off the NATPE Budapest conference program on June 19 with a keynote presentation entitled “Switching On: A Look at the CEE Media and Content Landscape” that will paint an illuminating picture of the current market trends, opportunities, challenges and power-plays likely to shape the TV market’s business year in the region.
In addition, CEETV will once again run its Pitch & Play LIVE competition at NATPE Budapest, showcasing the region’s best new original format concepts with international potential. The sixth edition of this content discovery initiative will see three finalists pitch their projects live on the main stage at NATPE Budapest. The project submissions window for Pitch & Play LIVE 2023 will open in March.
"We are happy to continue our long-term partnership with NATPE. We see NATPE Budapest as the must-attend event of the year for the industry in the CEE region. We are looking forward to presenting some great new shows in our pitching contest, as well as our latest check on the state of play in CEE," commented Georgi R. Chakarov, President & CEO of TVBIZZ Group.
"NATPE Budapest has been operating the leading market in the CEE region for more than 30 years. The expansion of our longstanding partnership with CEETV, the region’s authoritative source for market news and intelligence, takes our localized content offering to the next level, and is a clear signal of the elevated value we are delivering with this year’s program," added Russell Goldstein, President & CEO of Brunico Communications.
NATPE Budapest is currently open for qualified buyer registrations. More content buyers from linear TV channels, streaming platforms and distribution companies are signing up to attend the event every day, including teams from leading companies such as AMC, Antenna, ERT, Kanal D Romania, MGM+, MTVA, Paramount, National Geographic, RTL Hungary, TRT World, TV2, TV Slovenia, and many others.