Nippon TV

Nippon TV, Story Lab strike co-development pact for entertainment formats

Japan’s Nippon TV has struck a co-development partnership with Game Of Clones distributor The Story Lab for global-facing non-scripted formats. The partnership will focus on generating returnable and scalable entertainment formats across multiple territories, with the distribution being managed by both Nippon TV and The Story Lab internationally. Nippon TV and The Story Lab are […]

Nippon TV names chairman and president

Dragon’s Den creator Nippon TV has promoted its president and one of its senior executives to new positions at the Japanese broadcaster. Yoshinobu Kosugi (pictured) was most recently exec VP at the organisation and has already taken up his new role of president at the Japanese network, which is behind scripted formats such as Mother. […]

Red Arrow & Nippon TV to sell Beat The Rooms globally

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) and Nippon TV have teamed up to distribute new gameshow format Beat the Rooms. Co-developed by Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios, Beat the Rooms has been commissioned straight-to-series for Nippon TV’s main channel in Japan, and is produced by Nippon TV. It is an action gameshow where players are challenged […]

MIPCOM slates Warner Bros. & Nippon TV

Warner Bros. International Television Production A breakout series from Australia is among four new primetime formats on the Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) MIPCOM slate. WBITVP has acquired True Story With…, which is based on Network Nine’s ratings hit True Story with Hamish and Andy. Melbourne-based Radio Karate produces the show, in which interesting […]

Nippon names int’l business MD

Japan’s Nippon TV has named Kako Kuwahara as managing director of its recently restructured international business development (IBD) arm. Kuwahara (pictured) will be at MIPCOM representing he leading Japanese broadcaster in her new role, looking for what the network called “formidable partners”. In her new role, she will remain in Tokyo and report to Nippon […]

Nippon restructures sales under 34-year veteran

Japan’s Nippon Television Network Corporation has appointed Yoshio Nakayama to run a restructured international business development (IBD) unit. The appointment of the long-serving Nakayama, a Nippon board director and operating officer, comes as the commercial broadcaster claimed revenue and sales at the IBD unit reached “an all-time high”. Current IBD president Atsushi Hatayama will continue […]

INTV: Hulu’s studio plans ‘hinge upon int’l’

Hulu’s creative chief, Craig Erwich, has said plans to set up its own in-house studio hinge upon its wider international ambitions. The catch-up and streaming service currently only requires US rights and can commission originals and work on copros on that basis, without the need for a studio to service a wider international network. Speaking at […]

Mexican net, SVOD service co-order Sony format

Mexico’s Canal Sony and Lain American SVOD player Claro Video have co-commissioned the first version of business-cum-reality-entertainment format Shark Tank. Shark Tank Mexico: Negociando con Tiburones will first play on SPT Networks-owned Sony channel, with episodes then made available on American Movil-backed Claro Video. The deal was done with Canal Sony stablemate SPT, which sells […]

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, […]

Parasyte spreads to Adult Swim

Anime series Parasyte – the Maxim is heading to US cable channel Adult Swim. The series will join Adult Swim’s Toonami anime block this October after a Turner Broadcasting System scored a deal with Sentai Filmworks. Parasyte originally broadcast on Nippon TV in Japan, having been adapted from Hitoshi Iwaaki’s sci / fi-horror comic by […]