Nippon TV, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced that Yoshikuni Sugiyama, currently Representative Director and Operating Officer of Nippon TV, has been appointed to President and Senior Executive Operating officer of Nippon TV. He replaces Yoshinobu Kosugi who will be taking the new position of Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Operating Officer of Nippon TV. President Sugiyama will report to Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Operating Officer Yoshinobu Kosugi and Chairman and CEO Yoshio Okubo.
Having had significant growth in its international business, Keiichi Sawa, currently Operating Officer responsible for Nippon TV’s Global Business Development, which includes International Business Development (IBD), has been promoted to Board Director and Operating Officer for that division.
Board Director Sawa will be responsible for Business Development and Real Estate. He will report to President Sugiyama. All the positions became effective June 29.
Nippon TV’s global hit scripted format Mother was recently ranked #1 in the “Top 10 Traveling Asian Scripted Formats”, and Nippon TV also ranked for the first time in the “Top Exporter of Asian Unscripted Formats 2020-2021”, achieving the third position. The successful global sales of Mute it!, Sokkuri Sweets, BLOCK OUT, Pharaoh!, Old Enough! and other unscripted formats led to this position. The data was provided by K7 Media in May 2021.