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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 […]

CuriosityStream debuts on Roku

Factual subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream has launched a channel on Roku apps and TVs. CuriosityStream launched earlier this year, offering original shows and content from the likes of the BBC, NHK and Zed. Its US-focused Roku service will begin at US$2.99 a month. “Making CuriosityStreamavailable on the Roku platform is an exciting next step in our […]

News brief: New sales lift Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds reboot has sold to broadcasters in Brazil, French-speaking Canada, Japan and in Europe. Gloob in Brazil, Télé-Québec in French-speaking Canada, NHK in Japan, Finland’s MTV Juniori, Ketnet in Flemish-speaking Belgium, ZAPP in the Netherlands, Minika TV in Turkey have all bought Thunderbirds Are Go, which launched on ITV in April and is sold […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

NHK launching English-language VOD

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is launching an English-language video-on-demand service next week. NHK World, the broadcaster’s international service, will start to make content available on-demand from June 15. NHK said the free VOD service will initially comprise 13 recently transmitted programmes before being gradually expanded as rights are cleared. The launch line-up includes Asia insight, […]