Nippon sells Your Home into China

Japanese broadcaster and programmer Nippon TV has shopped its Your Home Is My Business! drama into China, with Shanghai-based prodco Youhug Media making the local version. The series was on Nippon in Japan and follows a ruthless real estate professional who delves into the private lives of her clients in order to get deals done. A […]

Japanese b’casters team for MIPTV Treasures

Eight Japanese broadcasters are once again joining forces to jointly launch new shows and formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan (TBJ) initiative. TBJ comprises NHK, NEP, Nippon, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, Fuji and YTV, and the group is jointly coming to market for the seventh time. “While Japanese formats were selling ever […]

New international chief in Nippon rejig

Nippon has appointed Atsushi Hatayama head of its international operation with the exec moving over from the Japanese broadcaster’s news department. Nippon launched its International Business Development unit in 2012, and Hatayama will take the helm, with current boss, Yukiko Kimishima, moving to Nippon TV International Corporation. She will be president of the New York […]

Nippon, Red Arrow start Battle of the Homes

Japanese broadcaster Nippon is launching three new formats at MIPTV including Battle of the Homes, a new show developed with Red Arrow. Nippon, creator of hit format Dragon’s Den, will also launch fashion competition format Battle of the Homes, and dating series Love Liar at the market. Battle of the Homes is a fixed-rig format […]

Nippon sets up in Singapore

Nippon Television has set up a new base in Singapore as part of wider efforts to expand across Asia. The Japanese free-to-air broadcaster set up a joint venture with Sony earlier this year and the pair run the Gem channel in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Nippon has now set up NTV Asia Pacific. […]

Sony, Nippon team for new entertainment channel

Sony Pictures Television and Nippon TV are teaming to launch Gem, a new general entertainment pay TV channel in Asia. The Asian division of the Hollywood studio and the Japanese broadcaster will form a JV to run the new service, which will sit within SPT’s bouquet of pay channels in the region. Nippon will feed […]

Hulu sells international business to Nippon

Nippon TV has acquired the international business of streaming and catch-up service Hulu. The Japanese free-to-air broadcast group will take control of the SVOD service this spring assuming the necessary regulatory approvals are forthcoming. The deal marks Hulu’s withdrawal from the international market. Amid several changes in its ownership structure Hulu will now focus on […]

MIPTV News: Crime pays for Cineflix Rights

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sold titles from its crime programming catalogue to international broadcasters. Among the deals, Wives with Knives, a 6x60mins series from Indigo Films that tells stories of women who have committed violent crimes against their husbands or lovers has gone to Foxtel in Australia, Discovery in Latin America and Poland. Discovery’s […]