NHK Enterprises

NTV sells Russian dramas in Japan

Russian broadcaster NTV is bringing two crime dramas to the Japanese market in separate deals. NHK Enterprises, the business arm of Japanese pubcaster NHK, has acquired rights to NTV’s period drama Noble Detective, which is to be aired on the Sony Pictures Entertainment-operated AXN Mystery in Japan in February 2021. Japanese distributor Trans World Associates […]

Lineup Industries partners with NHK Enterprises to take Japanese formats global

International indie distributor Lineup Industries and NHK Enterprises, the distribution arm of Japanese broadcaster NHK, have partnered to help drive global sales of NHK’s formats. Amsterdam-based Lineup will use its “specialist insights and deep knowledge of the global market” to provide consultation and sales outside of Asia for the Japanese pubcaster’s formats, with a focus […]

Serious Lunch reps NHK, Studio Ghibli toon

UK-based distributor Serious Lunch will oversee the international roll-out of a 26-part animated toon serial from Japanese media groups NHK and Studio Ghibli and Pippi Longstocking writer Astrid Lindgren. Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter follows a young girl born in a mountain fort near a strange forest who grows to befriend her father’s rival, which begins […]

Studio Ghibli producing first ever TV show

Legendary Japanese animated movie producer Studio Ghibli is onboard its first ever project for TV, a toon based on a Swedish book character. Ronia – the Robber’s Daughter will broadcast on satellite channel NHK BS Premium in autumn this year, with Ghibli and Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: the Clone Wars), Dwango and NHK-owned NHK Enterprises […]

BBC nets Japan’s Giant Squid film

The BBC has acquired one-off documentary film Legends of the Deep: Giant Squid from its Japanese public broadcast counterpart NHK. The film will go out on the BBC Two channel as part of the Natural World strand this week. The BBC acquired it from NHK Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Japanese broadcaster. The 1x52mins […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]