Alchimie, the content aggregator and distributor, has announced a new move into Japanese content with a deal with NHK Enterprises, a subsidiary to a public broadcaster NHK, to distribute a range of wildlife programming.
NHK’s programming is often seen as the gateway to Asia bringing a Japanese perspective and fresh insights on current events and different ways of viewing the world The new agreement is Alchimie’s first content acquisition deal in Japan and will add to the existing science and wildlife programming already in Alchimie’s library, which now stands at 40,00 hours of premium factual content across Nature, Travel, Sport, Crime, Military and Current affairs genres.
Alchimie distributes its multi-language library of premium factual content via editorially themed SVoD subscription channels including the wildlife focused Species and geopolitical channel Humanity. The channels are distributed to over 40 digital platforms and telcos across Europe, including to TVPlayer, Alchimie’s recently acquired UK based OTT platform.
Nicolas d’Hueppe, CEO of Alchimie said, “NHK is one of the world’s most admired broadcasters and producers, and is renowned for its high quality programmes, and we’re proud that Alchimie’s first agreement with Asia is with such a prestigious partner.”
“We were impressed with the range and quality of Alchimie’s SVOD channels, and their expert eye for the curation of premium documentary content delivers a compelling viewing proposition. We’re delighted that by working with Alchimie some of NHK’s best shows will find new audiences to entertain and engage across UK and Australia,” added Chie Muto, executive manager content distribution at NHK Enterprises.