Nippon TV

UK’s ITV Studios and Japan’s Nippon TV form co-pro pact

UK producer and distributor ITV Studios and Japan-based multi-platform entertainment company Nippon TV have inked a co-production deal to create a new international format for worldwide distribution. The two companies will work together on several ideas before deciding which to develop and take to market, producing the new series in their respective territories. Nippon TV […]

Turkey’s Medyapim and MF Yapim to adapt Japanese drama ‘I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper’

Turkish production companies Medyapim and MF Yapim have acquired the scripted format rights for a local adaptation of Japan-based Nippon TV’s drama series I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper. This marks the seventh deal between the companies, with the prodcos previously acquiring Mother; Woman – My Life For My Children; Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom (The Teacher); Abandoned; My […]

Future-proofing formats; securing sales in a pandemic

With the pandemic upending the TV industry across the world, Mark Layton finds out what the impact has been on the global format sales business and how it has adapted to the new normal. As the world continues to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, and broadcasters find their budgets stretched thin, the knock-on effect […]

Nippon TV rejigs international division with two promotions 

Japan’s Nippon TV has rejigged its international operations in a bid to expand its export business, with one of its execs being promoted to run the enlarged division. Overseeing the expanded International Business Division (IBD), which was first launched by the broadcaster in 2014, will be Keiichi Sawa. He has been promoted to operating officer […]

Nippon and Story Lab open ‘9 Windows’ with first format co-development

Japanese multi-platform network Nippon TV and global production and distribution studio The Story Lab have unveiled 9 Windows, a new comedy gameshow/talent contest and the first format to result from their recent co-development partnership. Presented by a famous comedy host, the format celebrates “ordinary people with outlandish skills” with each episode featuring nine contestants beamed […]

Japan’s Nippon TV buys Turkish remake of its scripted format ‘Mother’

Japan’s Nippon TV has picked up broadcast and streaming rights to Turkish drama Anne, a remake of its own scripted series Mother. The Turkish remake will air on BS Nippon TV and on Hulu in Japan from 3 September 2020. BS Nippon TV has already aired the Korean remake of the show. “This is the […]

ITV Studios takes rights to Nippon TV’s ‘Red Carpet Survival’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a deal for Red Carpet Survival, the gameshow format from Japan’s Nippon TV, in more than 30 countries around the world. The agreement will see ITVS taking exclusive rights to produce the unscripted gameshow in each territory it has an unscripted production base. The production deal spans 33 territories across […]

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