Nippon TV

Story Lab MD joins with Discovery & Nippon execs for new Asian prodco

Fotini Paraskakis has departed as MD of The Story Lab to launch her own outfit with Nippon TV alum Shigeko (Cindy) Chino and former Discovery APAC and EMEA president, Arthur Bastings. Empire of Arkadia (EOA) will look to exploit Asian creative and aims to bring Asian inspired stories, in both scripted and non-scripted, to the […]

Netflix & Nippon TV strike multi-title anime deal

Netflix has further expanded its partnership with Japan’s Nippon TV, picking up a range of anime titles for non-exclusive global streaming. Beginning on 1 September, Netflix will add the first 38 episodes of Hunter X Hunter, to stream in 104 countries including Spain, Italy, Finland, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. […]

TBI In Conversation: Connecting a Japanese drama format with global audiences

Nippon TV revealed this week it is expanding its global ambitions, but the company has been quietly moving in this direction for some time. Michael Nakan, CCO of Envision Entertainment, tells TBI about his company’s partnership with the Japanese giant and what’s next for their joint drama project, Connected. While Western audiences have been avid […]

Nippon TV names new CEO & reveals plan to turbocharge global co-pro division

Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV has appointed Akira Ishizawa as its president & CEO, and revealed plans to turbocharge its international content strategy. Ishizawa, who previously served as senior executive operating officer, takes on his new position immediately while former CEO Yoshikuni Sugiyama becomes chairman. Expansion plans The new global strategy, meanwhile, aims to accelerate large-scale co-development […]

Japan’s Nippon TV & Turkey’s Sera Film strike format co-pro pact

Japan’s Nippon TV and Turkish production and distribution firm Sera Film have partnered to co-develop a new unscripted format for the global market. The first project in development is a “hilarious and heart-warming studio game show” targeting family audiences, with the production of a pilot episode currently planned in Turkey. Sayako Aoki, sales and licensing, […]

Netflix continues Japanese push with Nippon TV’s ‘Old Enough’

Netflix has acquired Japanese entertainment show Old Enough! from Nippon TV, which will launch today on the streamer. Twenty episodes of the series has been made available on Netflix worldwide, with the acquisition expanding upon the partnership struck between Netflix and Nippon in November 2021, which saw the streamer pick up 30 series from the […]

Japan’s Nippon TV unveils dramedy format & unscripted duo

Japan’s Nippon TV has unveiled three new formats, including a scripted dramedy. Tall Older follows an executive assistant to the CEO of a start-up growing at breakneck speed, who ends up running one of its subsidiaries. It first aired on Nippon TV from January to March this year. Two unscripted formats are also being rolled […]

Disney & Nippon TV strike co-pro & content-sharing deal

The Walt Disney company has struck a co-production partnership with Nippon TV Holdings, the parent company of Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV. The agreement will see the two companies work together on local language content, including drama series, animation and variety shows, to be aired on Disney+ for both Japanese and global audiences. The deal will […]

How scripted formats could dominate drama

Scripted formats are travelling further than ever before, particularly female-led and family-focused dramas. Mark Layton finds out what’s behind this growing demand and where it’s all leading. For those in the scripted format business, the past few years have been rather exciting. In what is now a familiar story, the global pandemic and subsequent global […]

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