Nippon TV

BBC Studios & Nippon TV co-develop ‘Koso Koso’ gameshow format

BBC Studios in the UK and Nippon TV in Japan have partnered to co-develop a new comedy gameshow format Koso Koso. BBC Studios will act as distributor for the format globally, with Nippon TV leading distribution in Asia. The format launches to international customers at BBC Studios Showcase in February 2024. The new format is […]

Medyapim to adapt Nippon TV’s ‘Mother’ & ‘Woman’ for MBC

Turkish production group Medyapim has acquired the Arabic language adaptation rights to a pair of scripted formats from Japan’s Nippon TV – Mother and Woman – My Life For My Children – to be produced for MBC in MENA. Mother is the story of an elementary school teacher who learns that one of her students […]

Thailand’s TrueID & Juvenile Co to adapt Nippon thriller ‘Homeroom’

Thai streamer TrueID is partnering with local prodco Juvenile Co on an adaptation of Nippon TV drama series Homeroom. The series is scheduled to debut on TrueID in late 2024, and is the third Nippon TV scripted format that Juvenile Co has acquired the rights to, following Mother and Abandoned. Set ten days before a […]

TBI Scripted Hot Picks: The Greatest Teacher

Producer: Nippon TV | Distributor: Nippon TV | Broadcaster: Nippon TV (Japan) This suspenseful one-hour drama follows the story of a teacher, who is pushed off the school balcony after a graduation ceremony. The last thing she sees is the sleeve of someone’s uniform, but the next minute she suddenly finds herself rebooted back one […]

Nippon TV takes controlling stake in iconic Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli

Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV has taken a controlling stake in acclaimed animation house Studio Ghibli. A joint statement said that Nippon was taking 42.3% of the studio, which is behind animated features such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the statement revealed […]

Netflix picks up Nippon TV rom-com ‘Turn To Me Mukai-kun’ for same-day streaming

Netflix has acquired upcoming romantic comedy-drama series Turn To Me Mukai-kun from Japan’s Nippon TV for same-day streaming. The series will land on Netflix Japan on Wednesday, 12 July, immediately after its debut on Nippon TV, with global streaming of the series to follow across Netflix. Hulu Japan will also stream the series immediately after […]

Show of the week: Rebooting

This quirky Japanese comedy follows a woman who gets the chance to revisit her banal life when she suddenly gets hit by a car and dies. As she awakens into the afterlife, she finds herself in an empty white room where a clerk files her death. There are then two doors: one leads to her […]

Netflix orders Japanese comedy ‘Ariyoshi Assists’, marking Nippon TV first

Netflix has ordered a Japanese-language comedy from Nippon TV, marking the first time the Tokyo-based firm will produce a show exclusively for a global streamer. Ariyoshi Assists, which will run across 10 episodes of between 30 and 60 minutes, is set to star Hiroiki Ariyoshi who will assist 10 guest hosts, including artists and professional […]

TBI’s 2023 Predictions: Mikiko Nishiyama, EVP, Nippon TV

As the new year gets underway, TBI talks to some of the biggest names in the global TV industry to get their thoughts on the major trends and best shows coming up in the next 12 months. Here, Mikiko Nishiyama, EVP of International Business Development at Nippon TV in Japan talks co-productions, ad-support and the […]

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