Cable networks have locked themselves into a love/hate relationship with the National Assn. of Television Program Executives convention.
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Forget long lines of happy-go-lucky station G.M.s glad-handing and backslapping as they wait to be photographed with Oprah, Rosie or Pamela Anderson. Not only will there be fewer celebs on hand, but…
Rather than a listing of programs for sale, attendees at NATPE 2002 might prefer a road map.
It was a tough job serving as 2001 National Assn. of Television Program Executives chairman but MediaCom's co-managing director and chief negotiating officer Jon Mandel says he's glad he was the guy…
wo years ago, under then-prexy Juan Villalonga, Spanish telco giant Telefonica looked set to buy up much of Latin American TV single-handedly. Telefonica's control of Argentine TV net Telefe and…
Over the past year, Spanish-lingo programming distribs in the Americas inked co-production deals, other alliances and snapped up formats with a vengeance, a trend TV execs believe will accelerate in…
THE YEAR IN REVIEW 10 a.m., Room N250 A look at one of the most economically challenging years in recent memory. The inaugural session of NATPE 2002 will re-examine the major industry-related…
NATPE chairman Bruce Johansen and his team are acutely aware of the challenges and have been huddling with interested parties to make the event unspool as smoothly as possible.
(Note: “Wheel of Fortune” will be taping five shows at NATPE at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater Jan. 20-22.) 1) What do you like to do in Las Vegas? “People watch. Is there a better people-watching city…
Last year's NATPE brought nothing but good fortune to FCC chair Michael Powell. It was upon landing in Las Vegas that he coincidentally learned President Bush was bumping him up from commish to…