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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — It’s the largest international TV trade show in the world at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and for the first time in its six-year run in South Florida, it’s expanded to the Eden Roc Hotel next door.
Rod Perth is the CEO of NATPE and says this year it’s all about keeping up with an ever-changing TV market, where the biggest change is that now the viewers are in charge.
“Now the viewers are in charge and they’re basically saying I want to be able to watch anytime, anywhere, on any platform and you’re also going to be on little devices. That’s where they watch content,” Perth explained.
Celebrities are also in attendance.
The reining Queen of reality TV, appearing in 160 countries, Kris Jenner, now in the middle of the 12th season of “Keeping up with Kardashians,” joined the new reality king, Todd Chrisley of “Chrisley Knows Best,” for a discussion about their lives and work.
“I think that the world right now is craving that originality. They are craving the commonality that, ‘Oh my God, this family is going through the same thing I’m going through,’” Chrisely said.
Inside the Market Floor, where thousands of content buyers and media executives buy and trade programs, CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo spotted some familiar faces.
Former Entertainment Tonight correspondent Jann Carl and her new co-host Rodney Miller pitched their new show “Small Town Big Deal.”
“We are in 30 markets. We are in ABC New York and on ABC in Atlanta,” Miller said. “We need to be on CBS Miami. Can you make that happen,” Carl asked Petrillo jokingly.
Another ET alumni, John Tesh, was back on the floor for his family show “Intelligence For Your Life.”
“It’s five ways to shrink your waistline, two ways to be a better parent, six ways to find your purpose in life and it’s the speed of Entertainment Tonight,” Tesh explained.
It’s at The Market Floor where you’ll see shows you never heard of like: “Good Food America,” “Rock Your Yoga,” “Sports Dads” and “The Incurables.”
Old familiars are back on the selling block, too, like “I Spy” and “The Bill Cosby Show.” Yes, they are up for the taking, as well!
NATPE offers the biggest TV marketplace in the world at a time when TV is at it’s most unpredictable.
NATPE is on through Thursday.