New content by Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate, BBC Studios, news by The Walt Disney Company and Telekom Srbija, insights from United Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, SkyShowtime, Deutsche Telekom, CME and others
Zagreb, 3rd May 2023 – The complete agenda for NEM Dubrovnik 2023, which will be held from June 5 to 8 2023 at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, has been published. The 10th edition of CEE’s favorite TV market will be the biggest yet, with 12 keynote speakers giving valuable insight in the complex and ever-changing TV industry:
Victoriya Boklag, CEO, United Group, Jamie Cooke, GM CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean, Turkey and EMEA Pay TV and Creative Agency, Warner Bros. Discovery, Vladimir Lučić, CEO, Telekom Srbija, Dimitris Michalakis, COSMOTE TV Executive Director at Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation, Louise Pedersen, CEO, All3Media International, Vanda Rapti, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer for North America and Viaplay Select, Viaplay Group, Monty Sarhan, CEO, SkyShowtime, Frank Spotnitz, CEO, Executive Producer, Big Light Productions, Dušan Švalek, Deputy CEO, CME, Maria Valenzuela, General Manager, Movistar Plus+ International Division, Moritz Von Kruedener, Managing Director, Beta Film GmbH and Mark Young, EVP, Distribution & Networks, EMEA, Sony Pictures Television.
With her 20 years of broadcasting experience, the master of ceremonies will be the legendary Kasia Madera, Presenter, BBC News.
Key topics and panels
The opening session will be a tribute to ten exciting years of building the NEM brand, which will be reflected on during the panel 10 YEARS OF NEM sponsored by Mediavision.
What are buyers’ criteria while purchasing new content? The answers will be given at the panel WHAT MAKES CONTENT BUYERS TICK AND HOW DO THEY FIND THAT PERFECT FIT?, sponsored by Prva TV.
EUROPE AND BROADCASTERS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES is a panel sponsored by ACT. It will explore the role that the legislator and regulator can have, notably at European level, in order to bolster the media economy.
The panel CENTRAL EUROPE: WHAT STORY DO WE WANT TO TELL THE WORLD?, sponsored by TVP World, will detect where the CEE region stands regarding its image and identity.
During the panel IS EUROPE BEING TERRITORIALLY DIVIDED IN TERMS OF GLOBAL STREAMERS’ INVESTMENTS? attendees will find out what the future holds for Eastern European originals.
SVOD services and operators dealing with inflation and the effects of an overcrowded market will be discussed at the panel END-USER PRICING WARS.
The new Electronic Media Act entered into force in October 2021. The panel MUST-OFFER IN CROATIA will offer insight to new conditions regarding the anticipated fees and how this will affect cable operators and FTAs.
During the EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FAST BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK panel, attendees will learn everything about the business and technicalities of Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST).
Impressive list of panelists and moderators
Panel discussions will be interesting and useful thanks to Sanja Božić-Ljubičić, Pickbox, Mediavision and Mediatranslations, Matthias Settele, TV Markíza and CME, Branko Čakarmiš, Pro Plus, Pavel Stantchev, TV2 Media Group and Planet TV, Adrian Ježina, Telemach Croatia and Telemach Slovenia, Jan Maxa, Czech Television, Katarina Pavlović, Prva TV and B92, Marcin Skabara, TVP (Telewizja Polska S.A.), Rahela Štefanović, Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), Iza Piotrowska, Duck TV, Jonathan Broughton, EBU, Grégoire Polad, Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe, Paweł Kosiacki, Polsat Media, Carolina Lorenzon, ACT, Board Nuno Soares de Oliveira, NOS, Tonko Weissmann, RTL Croatia, Filip Styczyński, TVP World, Jason J. Smart, Kyiv Post, Sergej Sumlenny, European Resilience Initiative Center (ERIC), Robert Šveb, Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), Sascha Fahrbach, TVP World, Julia Maxwell, Viaplay Group, Daniel Friedlaender, Sky EU Office, Emmanuel Eckert, Mediawan, Christian Grece, European Audiovisual Observatory, Anna Lenerova, O2 Czech Republic, Peter Wassong, Deutsche Telekom, Maria Rua Aguete, Omdia, Tonko Obuljen, HAKOM, Nikola Klisović, A1 Croatia, Siniša Đuranović, Croatian Telekom, Dražen Mavrić, Nova TV, Krešimir Partl, Ministry of Culture and Media Croatia, Guy Bisson, Ampere Analysis, Stefan Niesen, Amagi Corporation and others.
TV Tech Showcase and presentations
A special part of the agenda is TV Tech Showcase, a slot dedicated to technology companies that improve the growth and development of the TV industry with their innovative solutions.
Anette Schaefer, Big Picture will host the panel and showcase by companies Comcast Technology Solutions, Broadpeak, Gcore and Sandbox Group.
Valuable knowledge will also be shared through presentations by Haymi Behar, SPI International (a Canal+ Company), Marcel Satanek, Slovak Telekom and Digi Slovakia, and Aymeric Genty, Eutelsat, Maria Rua Aguete, Executive Director, Technology Fellow, Omdia
Screenings of fresh content, networking events and unforgettable parties
The first day will be warmed up with an exclusive screening, drinks and buffet dinner by Sony Pictures Television. Afterwards, Eutelsat will have a party at the Rooftop Terrace providing that special NEM Dubrovnik view.
On the second day, attendees will find out about the novelties from Lionsgate during a special showcase. Happy Hour and networking by the pool will be powered by Paramount Global Content Distribution and, after the spectacular sunset, Telekom Srbija will dominate the second night with their Exclusive Announcement Panel followed by a big party at the Vala Beach Club.
During the third day, BBC Studios will showcase their new content after which Pickbox NOW & Pickbox TV will host Lunch with Cocktails for all participants, TVP World will treat all attendees with a Happy Hour at the Pool Terrace followed by all participants heading to a Brilliant Change Event sponsored by The Walt Disney Company at Lazareti Night Club in Dubrovnik Old City.
And all the while the agenda is presenting the best TV industry has to offer at the moment, our market and the entire venue hotel will be bursting with meetings amongst the biggest number of decision makers and buyers. The 10th edition will be filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations along with premieres and networking among participants and guests. For four days, NEM Dubrovnik 2023 will again become the “place to be” for TV industry professionals who are interested in new insights and trends.
For more information visit the official website NEM Dubrovnik 2023.