Nippon Television

Nippon lines up drama, format pair

Japan’s Nippon Television has created a new drama and pair of new formats, which will launch at MIPCOM. The shows are the 10x60mins drama Pretty Proofreader and formats Burning Questions! and The Character. This comes soon after Atsushi Hatayama (pictured) was appointed president of international business development. Pretty Proofreader follows an aspiring fashion magazine editor […]

Nippon sets up in Singapore

Nippon Television has set up a new base in Singapore as part of wider efforts to expand across Asia. The Japanese free-to-air broadcaster set up a joint venture with Sony earlier this year and the pair run the Gem channel in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Nippon has now set up NTV Asia Pacific. […]

UK broadcaster ‘sniffing Japanese gameshow’

UK indie Zig Zag Productions has acquired local rights to a Japanese gameshow and is in “negotiations with a UK broadcaster” to bring the show to British screens. Zig Zag is among four companies to pick up Ultimate Brain from Eccho Rights, the sister sales firm to Spark Network, of which the UK producer is […]

Japanese scripted hit gets Korean remake

I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper, one of Japan’s largest rating scripted series of past years, is getting a South Korean remake that launches this month. The show, which took shares of more than 40% on Nippon Television in 2011 to make the highest rated drama since 2000, will be launched as a 20x70mins series in Korea […]

Denmark’s Mastiff buys Japanese gameshow format

Danish producer Mastiff has acquired rights to Japanese gameshow Exit from vendor Eccho Rights. The entertainment format comes from Japanese producer Kenichiro Akiyama and has broadcast in the territory on Nippon Television for three seasons. The format sees teams of contestants take on mental and physical challenges against the clock to escape from locked rooms. […]

Eccho’s Exit travels across Europe

A raft of European versions of Japanese gameshow Exit are to be produced after Eccho Rights struck a number of option deals. The gameshow, which originally launched in Nippon Television in Japan, has been optioned by All3Media-owned German production company MME Entertainment, French production company Elephant Group, Channel Peretz in Russia and OWT in Sweden. […]