Nippon TV

Deals round-up: Beyond engineers raft of sales; ZDF Enterprises gets Naked; Nippon TV & WBITVP expands ‘Mute it!’; Sony snags Beta series

Beyond engineers raft of sales Blue Ant Media in Canada, RTHK in Hong Kong, Discovery in Italy and Canal+ in France and French speaking territories are among broadcasters to pick up shows from Beyond Rights. The four companies have acquired BriteSpark Films Massive Engineering Mistakes (12 x 60), which examines epic fails and builder blunders from […]

Crunchyroll takes global rights to Nippon’s debut anime ‘Tsukimichi – Moonlit Fantasy’

Global anime streamer Crunchyroll has acquired Nippon TV’s Tsukimichi – Moonlit Fantasy, the first international anime series produced by Japanese multiplatform entertainment company Nippon TV’s new anime department. Crunchyroll has taken global rights to the show, excluding Asia, while Nippon has also secured deals with TV stations and platforms in that territory, including Medialink’s Ani-one, broadcaster Aniplus […]

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 […]