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China’s Tencent acquires first ever Japanese factual format

Chinese streaming platform Tencent is launching a local version of Document 72 Hours (pictured), a format from Japanese public broadcaster NHK that was first launched at MIPTV’s Treasure Box Japan . This is the first time Tencent has adapted a Japanese format and it is being heralded as the start of a new phase of […]

Japanese b’casters team for MIPTV Treasures

Eight Japanese broadcasters are once again joining forces to jointly launch new shows and formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan (TBJ) initiative. TBJ comprises NHK, NEP, Nippon, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, Fuji and YTV, and the group is jointly coming to market for the seventh time. “While Japanese formats were selling ever […]

New president takes charge at NHK

Ryoichi Ueda has stepped into the president role at NHK, taking over from Katsuto Momii who has completed his three-year term running the Japanese pubcaster. Ueda was previously on NHK’s board of governors and audit committee. Prior to assuming these roles he was at Japanese multinational Mitsubishi, where he worked in the US and Japan. […]

BBC launches HDR trial of Planet Earth II

The BBC has begun making its flagship natural history series Planet Earth II available in 4K HDR to some BBC iPlayer users. Viewers with a compatible connected UHD TV can open up their iPlayer app and view a four-minute HDR clip of the show in 4K resolution. The BBC iPlayer test footage follows a jaguar […]

NHK, WOWOW prep 4K drama screenings

Broadcast groups NHK and WOWOW are co-hosting a pair of 4K HDR premieres in Cannes as Japan revels in its status the Country of Honour at MIPCOM. NHK will show Asian fantasy series Moribito II: Guardian of the Spirit, while WOWOW premieres Cold Case Japan, which is an adaptation of the Warner Bros. Television scripted […]

Japanese broadcasters prep MIPTV Treasure Box

Japan’s leading broadcasters will launch a slate of new formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan banner. The eight-strong group of channels – NHK, Nippon TV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, Asahi, ABC Japan and Yomiuri TV – will all take part in the fifth edition of the Treasure Box Japan initiative, […]

NHK fantasy series gets 4K MIPTV screening

The TV adaptation of fantasy novel Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit will get a 4K screening at MIPTV next month. The series, from Japanese pubcaster NHK, has been three years in the making. Set in an imaginary land at a time in which the spirit and human worlds become intertwined, it follows the adventures of […]

Italian drama sells in Cannes

Several broadcasters bought Italian crime series The Young Montalbano in Cannes last week. The cop series is distributed by RAI Com, the programme sales arm of Italian pubcaster RAI. The BBC picked up the new season of the show for the UK, NHK took it for Japan and RAI Com said it was close to […]

CuriosityStream launches internationally

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched internationally. The online subscription offering, which launched in the US in March, is now available “anywhere in the globe” at prices starting from US$3.99 per month, the company said. The basic US$3.99 plan gives users access to standard definition content, while for […]

NHK, Canal+ buy Escape From ISIS doc

NHK in Japan and France’s Canal+ are among buyers of Escape From ISIS. ZDF (Germany), TV Globo (Brazil), the ABC (Australia) SVT (Sweden), VRT (Belgium), DR (Denmark), RTL (Holland), TV3 (Spain), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), TVN (Poland), LRT (Lithuania) and ERR (Estonia) have all acquired the doc. France-based distributor Java Films, which turns ten this […]

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