Brunico Communications has acquired the assets of the National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE). Those assets include NATPE’s international content markets, conferences and events NATPE Global, NATPE Budapest, NATPE Streaming+, and the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards. The sale has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court and is expected to close before the end of January.
Covid-related financial problems forced NATPE into bankruptcy. Brunico said that starting with NATPE Budapest from June 26-28, 2023, NATPE will see a full-scale return of its annual slate of events. Brunico plans to invest significant resources in building the NATPE brand, in particular NATPE Global, which is a major U.S.-based content marketplace.