Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), the commercial broadcaster and network in Japan offering entertainment, anime, documentaries and news, announced on March 24 that the company will be attending the upcoming MIPTV Convention with five new titles, including the brand new format Mansion Madness (60’), two animated series La corda d’oro – Blue Sky (12 x 30’) and The World Is Still Beautiful (12 x 30’), the cultural documentary Ebizo Ichikawa Reinvents The Kabuki World (1 x 150’), and the drama series Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out (60’ series). Additionally, the company noted that its newest format Mansion Madness will be showcased for the first time on April 6 at MIPFormats as part of Treasure Box Japan, the cooperative effort between eight major Japanese broadcasters to highlight “Made In Japan” TV formats.

“Nippon Television Network Corporation became the country’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953. We were also the first to broadcast in color and the first commercial broadcaster to sell programs abroad,” commented Yukiko Kimishima, Divisional President, International Business Development, Nippon TV. “We are truly pioneers of television in our country and we are delighted to be offering these five new titles to our international buyers around the world.”