December 15, 2016
By TVA Editorial
Sub or sibling brands:
Ownership in Asia:
Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Senior executive for Asia:
Int’l Business Development:
Atsushi Hatayama, President
Yorihisa Kono, Executive Vice
Sue Fujimoto, Executive Vice
Cindy Chino, Senior Director
Kako Kuwahara, Associate
Yuki Akehi, Senior Manager
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is Dragons’ Den, a globally successful business show. The format has sold into more than 30 territories including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award-winning version, Shark Tank, airs in the US. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.
Nippon TV is a 24-hour nationwide general channel available in HD. Employing a unique strategy of broadcasting live daily from 4 am to 7 pm, Nippon TV is able to provide viewers with breaking news quicker than any other channel. Each quarter, three exciting new drama series are released for weekly broadcast, along with new animation programs. While Nippon TV’s priority is to continue bolstering its regular lineup of news, infotainment, and entertainment programs, it is also proactively developing blockbuster content and the next generation of talented creators.
On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:
Nippon TV owns Hulu Japan and most of their programs can be seen on Hulu Japan soon after airing on terrestrial Nippon TV. Nippon TV can also be watched on-demand.
Nippon TV produces exciting and new dramas every 3 months; for the October season the new dramas are: Pretty Proofreader, The Last Cop, Rent-a-Rescue
NHK, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, Japan
Senior executive for
Sayumi Horie, Head of Global
NHK is Japan’s sole public broadcaster. Funded by receiving fees from each Japanese household, it has a reputation for impartial, high-quality programming. Through its four nationwide TV channels, NHK reaches about 50 million households. Besides being a broadcaster, NHK has a big in-house production which produces about 80% of what NHK airs. The vast genres of high-quality programs include news, documentaries, talk shows, children and educational programs, music, entertainment, drama, and animation. Known as the pioneer of HD, it is now actively producing programs in 4K and 8K. Scheduling policy: NHK’s mainstream channel “General TV” airs programs that the whole family would be able to enjoy together. Programs range from news and documentaries, drama, talk shows, quiz shows, comedy and music. “Educational TV” channel focuses on kids programs, school broadcasts, and programs on hobbies, foreign language learning and welfare. “BS-1” is the news, current affairs, and sports channel. “BS Premium” is the culture and entertainment channel airing theater arts, travelogues, music concerts, movies, and foreign dramas. All channels have no advertising and are 24-hour channels except for Educational TV.
Distribution in Asia Pacific:
NHK World TV is a 24-hour all-English channel for international viewers.
Moribito II: Guardian of the Spirit, The Sniffer, The Dragon Dentist
Turner Asia Pacific
Warner TV, truTV,TCM Turner
Classic Movies, Mondo TV and
Senior executive for Asia:
Ricky Ow, President
Marianne Lee, VP – Content, General
Phil Nelson, SVP & MD, Southeast
Asia Pacific and North Asia
Voo Chih Yeong, VP – Southeast Asia
Gregory Ho, VP, Corporate
Communication & Marketing
Awantika Sood, Director of Ad
Sales, Southeast Asia
Oh!K offers viewers the ultimate Korean entertainment, including premium drama series as well as variety and music programming. A brand powered by major studios and content creators including MBC, one of Korea’s leading broadcasters and content providers, Oh!K is for everyone who loves drama – packaging iconic and awardwinning hit series from an unrivalled catalogue of content. The channel is available in Southeast Asia and provides local audiences access to first-runs and exclusives, many within hours or even simultaneous with the Korean premiere. Oh!K is brand created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner company.
Airing 24 hours a day, Oh!K is the premier destination for captivating Korean drama series and music and variety programmes. All content is delivered directly from Korea, in high definition and selected local languages. Distribution in Asia: Oh!K is currently available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, broadcasting in Chinese (subtitles and audio), Bahasa Malaysia (audio and subtitles), Bahasa Indonesia (subtitles), Korean (audio) and English (subtitles). Key carriage agreements in Asia: Oh!K is currently available on Now TV in Hong Kong, StarHub TV and Singtel TV in Singapore, Astro in Malaysia, and Tribe and Transvision in Indonesia. Key tiers: Oh!K is available on Now TV’s Asia Entertainment Pack, StarHub’s Chinese Entertainment and Ethnic packs, Singtel’s various Jingxuan and Inspirasi packs, Astro’s Korea pack and Tranvision’s Platinum + and Diamond + pack.
On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:
Selected Oh!K content is available on Astro on Demand and Astro on the Go via laptop, tablet and smartphone. Oh!K on Demand is also available via Now TV in Hong Kong. Recent and upcoming developments: Since launching, Oh!K has grown its distribution, premiering in Hong Kong earlier this year and in Indonesia at the end of 2015. The channel has plans to further expand its distribution in 2017. Oh!K was the first channel to provide Korean content in Southeast Asia with local language options for its express titles on the same day as its Korea airing. The brand also actively works to secure high-profile talent visiting from Korea to Southeast Asian cities.
Recent hits include the express drama titles W-Two Worlds, The Flower in Prison, Coffee Prince and Shopaholic Louis, and ever-popular variety shows such as Infinite Challenge and The Real Men and Just Married. At the end of the year, there will be an exclusive live simulcast of the MBC Drama and Entertainment Awards 2016. And in early 2017 there will be the global premiere of muchawaited Saimdang, which features the TV return of star actress Lee Young-Ae.