Nippon TV

Nippon TV unveils new business & scripted formats

Dragons’ Den creators Nippon TV has unveiled two new formats for the international market, with a business survival gameshow format and a local scripted show. Unscripted format Money Or Junk debuted in Japan in July and follows contestants as they travel to locations such as abandoned factory sites and remote villages, where they must create […]

Nippon TV & UK’s Envision strike scripted co-pro deal, prep ‘Double Booking’ remake

Japan-based broadcaster Nippon TV and Envision Entertainment in the UK have inked a co-production partnership to develop new scripted projects for the global market. The deal will see creators from both companies working together on content that will “combine their Western and Eastern sensibilities,” with the first project in development being a crime drama inspired […]

Nippon TV rejigs senior leadership, Yoshikuni Sugiyama named president

Japan’s Nippon TV has promoted Yoshikuni Sugiyama to president and senior executive officer as part of a shake-up of the senior leadership of the Tokyo-based broadcaster. Sugiyama, who was previously representative director and operating officer, has replaced Yoshinobu Kosugi, who has also taken on a new position as vice chairman and senior executive operating officer. […]

TBI Weekly: Harnessing anime’s subscription-driving power

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton digs into what is driving rising global demand for anime and how streamers can make the most of the medium’s passionate fanbase. Global demand for Japanese anime content is skyrocketing, with streamers worldwide increasingly recognising the appeal – and subscription-driving potential – of this medium, once seen as niche, but […]

Spain’s Atresmedia acquires Nippon TV’s drama format ‘Mother’

Money Heist broadcaster Atresmedia has picked up Spanish rights to Nippon TV’s globetrotting scripted format Mother. The Japanese format will be remade in Castilian Spanish later this year, marking the eighth international deal for the drama. Mother has already been licensed to CJ E&M (South Korea), MF Yapim (Turkey), STB TV (Ukraine), JSL Global Media (Thailand), […]

Show of the Week: Stacking It!

Some gameshows test people’s general knowledge, others their problem-solving skills – but this new format from ITV Studios and Japan’s Nippon TV is all about how much the contestants can stack. Created through the co-development deal agreed between the two companies last year, Stacking It! is a large-scale family entertainment gameshow with a lot of […]

NPO bites into ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ format for Netherlands

Dutch pubcaster NPO has ordered a local adaptation of Nippon TV’s Japanese gameshow format Sokkuri Sweets. Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is to develop and produce the series, under the title Showcolade, which will air in primetime on NPO1 from this coming Sunday, 18 April. The culinary format features celebrities trying to tell the […]

Nippon TV & ITVS unveil family entertainment format ‘Stacking It!’

ITV Studios (ITVS) and Japan’s Nippon TV have unveiled the first format to emerge from their co-development deal struck last year. Stacking It! is described as “a large-scale family entertainment gameshow” with multiple prizes, the catch being that contestants will only take home what they can stack. Each company will produce the new series in their […]

Kids round-up: Nippon TV anime ‘Joran’ inks global deals; Netflix orders ‘Transformers’ & ‘My Little Pony’ from eOne; VIS Kids strikes development deals

Nippon TV anime ‘Joran’ inks global deals Global anime streamer Crunchyroll, Hong Kong-based Medialink and South Korea’s Aniplus have acquired Nippon TV anime series Joran The Princess of Snow And Blood. The series, which is distributed internationally by Nippon TV and Hulu in Japan, will appear on Crunchyroll worldwide, excluding Asia, along with TV stations […]

Nippon TV launches ‘Crush Park’ game show as int’l format

Japan’s Nippon TV has launched its new gameshow, Crush Park, as an international format. The show, which debuted on Nippon TV in December 2020 requires contestants to literally crush various objects in their quest to win the prize. The Covid-safe format sees players take on the challenges either solo or in small numbers, minimising the […]

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