Noteworthy NATPE panels
The NATPE confab is adapting to leaner times: Plan is to significantly scale down its exhibition floor space for next month's gathering in Las Vegas.
NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin, syndie stalwart Judge Judith Sheindlin, multihyphenate David E. Kelley and advertising maven Irwin Gotlieb will be the recipients of NATPE's seventh annual…
NATPE is headed to Miami in January 2011, leaving Las Vegas after hosting its annual market and conference there for the prior eight years.
The NATPE exhibition floor, once famous as a site of dealmaking and debauchery in the heyday of the firstrun syndie biz, died Jan. 29 of natural causes. It was 28.
The Marie Osmond yakker is a go for fall now that distrib Program Partners has sealed key clearance deals for the show in New York and Los Angeles.
The chiefs of 20th Century Fox TV rose early Wednesday for a wide-ranging discussion of the state of the TV biz and the state of their biz for the edification of NATPE-goers.
The TV advertising marketplace is facing a meltdown in the next few years that will be far more destructive than the wallop the biz is enduring in the present financial crisis and recession.
The gloomy economic outlook for 2009 is hanging over the NATPE confab heavier than the cigarette smoke in the Mandalay Bay Resort's casinos.
Tribune-owned stations including KTLA Los Angeles and WPHL-TV Philadelphia are among those that have recently picked MGM and Weigel Broadcasting's syndie movie service branded as "This TV."
Epix, the pay TV venture backed by Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, will bow in May as an broadband on-demand service and in October as a full-blown channel.
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