Japan’s Nippon TV has promoted Yoshikuni Sugiyama to president and senior executive officer as part of a shake-up of the senior leadership of the Tokyo-based broadcaster.
Sugiyama, who was previously representative director and operating officer, has replaced Yoshinobu Kosugi, who has also taken on a new position as vice chairman and senior executive operating officer. He now also reports to Kosugi and Nippon TV chairman and CEO Yoshio Okubo.
Meanwhile, Keiichi Sawa, formerly the operating officer for the company’s global business development, has been promoted to board director and operating officer for the division.
Sawa is now responsible for business development and real estate and reports to the newly promoted Sugiyama.
Nippon TV is behind a host of global formats, including the drama show Mother, which was recently picked up by Atresmedia for Spain, as well as Mute it!, Sokkuri Sweets, BLOCK OUT, Pharaoh! and Old Enough!.
In March, the company unveiled gameshow Stacking It! as its first co-pro with ITV Studios and launched Crush Park as an international format in February.
It is also behind formats such as Mute it!, Sokkuri Sweets, BLOCK OUT, Pharaoh! and Old Enough!.
Nippon TV’s EVP of business development, Kako Kuwahara, also recently told TBI about the great demand received by the company’s dedicated anime department, which will soon be launching LUPIN THE 3rd PART6.