Advanced Television


Nippon TV takes controlling stake in Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli, the celebrated Japanese animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, is to become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network. The boards of both companies have agreed that the Japanese commercial broadcast network will become Studio Ghibli’s top shareholder, with a 42.3 per cent stake. Financial details were not disclosed. Nippon TV’s Senior Operating Officer […]

September 21, 2023

Hulu Japan, Disney+ launch new bundle

Disney Japan and HJ Holdings have announced the launch of a new bundle plan for Disney+ and Hulu Japan services, offering a catalogue of global and Japanese entertainment to consumers.  Hulu Japan, operated by HJ Holdings (a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network Corporation) and the SVoD platform for Nippon TV, houses on-demand viewing of series […]

July 12, 2023

Nippon TV anime titles for Netflix

Nippon TV, the Japanese multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, has partnered with Netflix and licensed 13 of its most popular anime titles to stream non-exclusively around the world. The first titles to start streaming on September 1st on Netflix are the ever-popular Hunter X Hunter’s first 38 episodes, slated to stream in 104 countries including Spain, Italy, […]

August 30, 2022

Nippon TV: New CEO and content division

Nippon TV, the Japanese multiplatform entertainment network, has announced that Akira Ishizawa, former Senior Executive Operating Officer of Nippon TV, has been promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Yoshikuni Sugiyama who will be taking the new position of Chairman of Nippon TV. The promotion was made today and is […]

June 29, 2022

NHK World-Japan expands German presence

NHK World-Japan, the English-language international service of Japan’s public media organisation NHK, is increasing its activities in Germany: The 24-hour TV channel NHK World-Japan is now available on streaming platform Zattoo. Viewers can receive the channel in the free basic package (SD) with the HD version being offered in the Premium and Ultimate packages. NHK […]

May 23, 2022

Nippon TV, Disney content collaboration

Nippon TV Holdings, the international media organisation and the parent company of Nippon TV, has announced a strategic collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Japan). The collaboration will include co-production of local language content ranging from drama series, animation to variety shows on Disney+ for both Japanese and global audiences and the availability of both […]

March 10, 2022

MPEG LA offers one-stop licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio […]

January 21, 2022

Envision hires Jensen and Barron

International content company Envision Entertainment has announces ex-HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen and Harry Potter producer David Barron are joining its executive team. Envision said the appointments have been made to help plans to expand aggressively in the international premium content space. Barron will focus on boosting Envision’s slate of high-end content, and Jensen will […]

November 15, 2021

Report: Asia streaming adoption up 46% YoY

Despite predictions of a ‘pandemic peak’, streaming adoption continues to gain ground worldwide and Asia is no exception, experiencing 46 per cent year-over-year growth in Q3 2021 according to the Q3 2021 State of Streaming: Asia report from Conviva, the continuous measurement platform for streaming media. Asia’s streaming growth was led by the western and southeastern regions of […]

November 12, 2021

ANA books 20 Virgin Orbit flights

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has reserved 20 Virgin Orbit flights aboard the company’s LauncherOne rocket-plane. An earlier MoU established the relationship between the two. The updated MoU, signed on November 4th, and initialled by Virgin Orbit’s CEO Dan Hart and ANA’s EVP Koji Shibata, has one special condition: the flights must happen from Japan […]

November 9, 2021