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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

Nippon TV signs deal for 30 Netflix titles

Nippon TV, Japan’s multiplatform entertainment company, has partnered with Netflix to make 30 of its drama series and entertainment shows available outside Japan, all across Asia. The first 15 titles have just started to stream, these include its 2011 drama series I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper, DEATH NOTE, which is a live-action drama based on a […]

November 1, 2021

Report: Prime Video leads Japan SVoD market

Premium video streaming in Japan reached 85 billion minutes during January – August 2021, or 13 per cent of total time spent on video according to the first of a series of quarterly reports from Media Partners Asia (MPA) measuring the Japanese streaming economy. The report, titled Japan Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages […]

October 4, 2021

PLAY forges closer partnership with Veset

Veset, an SaaS linear channel management platform provider, has announced a significant equity investment from PLAY. PLAY is the leading media technology company in Japan and a subsidiary of Nippon TV. PLAY is focused on digital transformation in the media and entertainment industry by developing and offering innovative video distribution services. PLAY has integrated Veset’s […]

December 2, 2020