Due to concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced that its third annual NATPE Streaming Plus, originally scheduled for September 14, 2021, will move to November 10. The event will still be both in-person and virtually, live from the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
“We have been overwhelmed by the industry’s interest in NATPE Streaming Plus, which is outpacing our previous in-person gathering in 2019 in both pre-registration and partnership commitments. We know that the content community is looking forward to NATPE Streaming Plus providing the opportunity for us to connect again in person,” NATPE said in a statement.
“With the well-being and safety of out attendees and partners as our number one priority, we have decided to be proactive and postpone NATPE Streaming Plus to Wednesday, November 10, 2021. In light of developments concerning the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19, and shifting restrictions on public gatherings, we will return as a hybrid event to the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on November 10, in compliance with the most current local health guidelines,” the Association added.
The single day event will operate this year under the theme of “Choosing a Streaming Lane,” reflecting on how the industry’s leading streaming platforms are redefining their position based on business or revenue models such as FAST, AVOD, and SVOD, or some combination of these. The programmed keynotes and panel sessions will define the details of what is happening today and tomorrow in streaming media, paving the way for producers, programming execs, promoters, researchers, and media buyers to conduct business together.
With the well-being and safety of out attendees and partners as our number one priority, we have decided to be proactive and postpone NATPE Streaming Plus to Wednesday, November 10, 2021” NATPE