Whip Media and NATPE Partner to Launch Report on Global Content Viewership

The NATPE Navigator Helps Buyers and Distributors Evaluate What Global Content is Most Popular Among U.S. Viewers To Make More Informed Content Acquisition and Sales Decisions

LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2021Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced a partnership to provide a new data report for the entertainment industry with cross-platform insights on how U.S. audiences are consuming international TV series.

As TV series are traveling beyond borders to find new audiences, the new NATPE Navigator report highlights what original content produced outside the U.S. is among the most viewed domestically. The report provides intelligence to the industry to make more strategic buying and selling decisions as consumers are increasingly watching global TV series that have fresh talent and storytelling. Platforms are looking for new ways to capture the attention of viewers and differentiate themselves from competitors.

The NATPE report is compiled utilizing Whip Media’s proprietary global panel of consumers who report what programs they follow and watch and, further, how they feel about those shows. The panel is made up of 18 million viewers in over 170 countries and provides data on more than 4.5 million movie and TV episodes on 1,100 global platforms. 

The NATPE Navigator ranks the top ten most viewed non-U.S. TV series among U.S. viewers. The report also provides a snapshot of a specific global title including who is watching it, how people feel about it, what else they are watching, and where that title is available on SVOD services globally based on real-time streaming availability data provided by Whip Media’s partner, BB, a leading media intelligence and content distribution researcher.

“We at NATPE are proud of our position as a resource for this industry that has seen countless changes to the global content marketplace and are always looking for new ways to provide additional insights and guidance to our members,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE. “This partnership with Whip Media will do just that, and we are eager to see the results of their study as we continue to navigate the shifts our industry is going through.”

“With the growing consumer demand for new TV series and movies, content is no longer staying within its originating territories, but it’s still difficult to predict hits and what content will resonate with local viewers,” said Carol Hanley, President of Whip Media. “We’re excited to partner with NATPE to provide this new actionable data to the industry along with insights on how to fill gaps in their programming in a marketplace now unbound by geography.”

Starting today, the NATPE Navigator is available bi-monthly on the NATPE and Whip Media websites and will be distributed in the NATPE newsletter.

About Whip Media
Whip Media is transforming the global content licensing ecosystem with a market-leading enterprise software platform that centrally connects data, processes and teams throughout the digital distribution journey. Powered by proprietary data and predictive insights, we enable the world’s top entertainment organizations including Hulu, NBCU, Paramount, Sony, Lionsgate, BBC, HBO, AT&T, T-Mobile, Liberty Global, Discovery, and Pluto TV to efficiently distribute, control and monetize their TV and movie content to drive revenue and direct-to-consumer growth. The company’s newest innovation, the Whip Media Exchange is a next-generation content rights marketplace that makes global film and TV content licensing faster and more efficient. For more information, visit http://whipmedia.com.

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS.For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.