Yoshio Okubo

Nippon TV names chairman and president

Dragon’s Den creator Nippon TV has promoted its president and one of its senior executives to new positions at the Japanese broadcaster. Yoshinobu Kosugi (pictured) was most recently exec VP at the organisation and has already taken up his new role of president at the Japanese network, which is behind scripted formats such as Mother. […]

Nippon names int’l business MD

Japan’s Nippon TV has named Kako Kuwahara as managing director of its recently restructured international business development (IBD) arm. Kuwahara (pictured) will be at MIPCOM representing he leading Japanese broadcaster in her new role, looking for what the network called “formidable partners”. In her new role, she will remain in Tokyo and report to Nippon […]

Nippon restructures sales under 34-year veteran

Japan’s Nippon Television Network Corporation has appointed Yoshio Nakayama to run a restructured international business development (IBD) unit. The appointment of the long-serving Nakayama, a Nippon board director and operating officer, comes as the commercial broadcaster claimed revenue and sales at the IBD unit reached “an all-time high”. Current IBD president Atsushi Hatayama will continue […]

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 […]