Nippon TV


Nippon TV brings The Ones I Loved to market

Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV is launching two new formats, The Ones I Loved and Would You Pay?!, at MIPCOM. The One(s) I Loved reveals celebrities tests celebrities truthful qualities by reuniting them with previous partners, including in some cases their first loves. The celebrity does not know which of their past loves will feature in […]

Japan, Thailand join forces for toon JV

Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV is one of three partners behind a new joint venture business aimed at creating animated coproductions for the international market. Another Japanese first, Nikkatsu Corporation and Thailand-based entertainment company Katana Group are the other investors in the JV, which is named Katana Japan Corporation. Nikkatsu will own a majority 51% stake, […]

Nippon launches digital arm to create Hulu shows

Japanese commercial broadcaster Nippon TV is launching a digital division that will create programming for its newly acquired Hulu Japan on-demand platform. The Cyber Business Strategy (CBS) division will integrate Nippon’s TV and internet businesses, and house Hulu and JoinTV, which is billed as a programme-linked social interaction viewing service. The unit will create programming […]

Egyptian prodco draws up Exit plan

Egyptian producer Film Maker has acquired Japanese format Exit and is lining up a local 26-part local series. Film Maker is currently building a production set in Cairo ahead of a series. Once completed, the set will be available for future European versions of the format. TBI understands a broadcaster is attached, though its identity […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

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