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NHK to adapt ‘Secret Life of Four Year Olds’

Japanese broadcaster NHK is to adapt The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds for its free-to-air general channel.  Banijay Rights has sold rights to the show to NHK Enterprises, which is producing RDF’s award-winning format in Tokyo. The deal was struck by Samia Moktar, sales manager at Banijay Rights. Local versions of the format have been produced in France, […]

Japan’s NHK orders feature doc from Icon Films

UK prodco Icon Films and Botswana’s Natural History Film Unit are set to deliver a feature length doc exploring the Okavango Delta for broadcast on Japan’s NHK. Using the latest filming technology veteran natural history filmmaker Brad Bestelink, and his team at Natural History Film Unit, will film over a full seasonal cycle on the Delta, revealing the story […]

TBI Weekly: The Future is Factual – The Top Unscripted Trends of 2018

Weeks after unveiling its long-gestating, multi-million-dollar collaboration with David Attenborough, Netflix made another strong statement in the factual space at this week’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) where new recruit Sara Edelson – Los Angeles-based manager for original docs – eschewed the SVOD’s low profile strategy at markets, and met delegates out […]

Japan’s NHK gets Younger

TV Land drama Younger is heading to Japan. Endemol Shine International has struck a multi-series deal with Japanese broadcaster NHK for the drama, which centers on a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the competitive world of publishing. Produced by Viacom-owned cable network TV Land, the series stars Sutton Foster and […]

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, […]

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