NBCUniversal TV, Streaming Chairman To Open Virtual NATPE Miami


LOS ANGELES — The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the association representing content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers that stages the annual NATPE Miami conference and expo, has selected its opening keynoter.

It’s the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Chairman, and he’ll be joined by a popular TODAY anchor.

Mark Lazarus will be joined on the virtual stage by Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY and co-host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.

Kotb will moderate the “fireside conversation” as the all-online NATPE Virtual Miami 2021 event begins on January 19. Sessions conclude Jan. 22; the marketplace is open through Jan. 29.

Attendees to the conference can expect four days of programming channels each with a different theme (Business, Audience, Content, Production). On each of those days, there will be programming blocks with different tracks. Every day will commence with The Big Opening, which includes the conversation with Lazarus, followed by Station Groups, Streaming, and Series.

The line-up includes top content industry executives from AMC, A+E, Avalon, Canal+, CW, DirecTV, DMR, Eccho Rights, Endemol Shine, Entertainment Studios, FilmRise, FOX, Hearst Television Group, ITV Studios, LiveLike, Neilsen, Netflix, Premiere Digital, PBS, StudioCanal, Telemundo, Tubi, RMVISTAR, Starz, Universal Television, Univision, ViacomCBS, Vrio, The Walt Disney Company, and Whip Media.

For more details on the executives speaking and for a look at the programming agenda, please visit www.natpe.com/miami/agenda.