NEM has in the space of only a handful of years developed into one of the most interesting TV industry events in Central and Eastern Europe.
The 2018 edition, which will be held in Dubrovnik on June 11-14, promises to be one the best to date thanks largely to the conference sessions it will feature. They get under way on June 12 with a panel discussion moderated by Broadband TV News and entitled Pay-TV: Keeping up with…the digital content game. Participants include key executives from BBC Worldwide, NBCUniversal International Networks, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Viasat World, Viacom International Media Networks and AMC Networks International.
Another panel discussion, on the last day of the event, will look at the very topical issue of piracy in the CEE region. Its participants include broadcasters and regulators from the Adria region, along with MUSO, a global technology company that provides the tools to fight piracy, and Irdeto.
Football, another topical issue, will be discussed in a panel that asks the question “Who’s keeping the price so high?” Those taking part include Hrvatski Telekom, A1 Telekom Austria Group, Arena Sport, IMG Media and – perhaps most significantly – Spain’s Mediapro, which has just hit the headlines by securing the lucrative rights to Ligue 1 in France, dealing a serious blow to Canal+.
Other panel discussions will look at advertising, children’s programming and local productions.
Alongside these, there will be several individual presentations, some of of the most eye-catching probably being a case study of Deutsche Telekom’s activities in the CEE region, the revamping of National Geographic and a look at HBO’s involvement in local productions.
Delegates will also be able to attend screenings by – amongst others – the BBC, MGM and Keshet international.
NEM is above all else a networking event and it is one that Broadband TV News recommends highly for all those interested in the region’s TV industry.