NHK Enterprises

Driving Innovation in Content Creation

NHK Enterprises produces, develops, and sells media content, including production of NHK programs and other visual content, event planning and production, program and character licensing, and sales of products such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs. We can respond to a wide range of content-related needs.


Worldwide Sales of NHK Programs

We sell NHK programs of various genres, ranging from dramas and documentaries to animation, to overseas broadcasters and distributors. We market a diverse range of content to various media outlets around the world, including selling the program format for programs like The New Anatomy Show.

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Program Acquisitions

With long and extensive experience in the international market, NHK Enterprises acquires the best content from around the world for various Japanese media, including NHK. The genres we deal with range from drama, documentary, film to classical and popular music, performing arts and animation.

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Productions, Co-Productions

We are involved in a diverse range of international undertakings, including co-producing programs and other visual content with leading international broadcasters and production companies as well as holding visual content-related events.

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Domestic Services

Media Production

We produce TV and radio programs for NHK, ranging from documentaries and dramas to anime and entertainment. We are also involved in planning and production of large-display visuals using 8K, 4K and other high-definition video and projection mapping, production of theatrical films, and much more.

Event Planning and Production

From major events such as the Tokyo Jazz Festival, Robocon, National Cultural Festivals and Expos, to symposia and forums on themes such as social welfare and the environment, we handle all aspects of production—including planning, direction and management—for a wide variety of events.


We handle copyright management and licensing for NHK programs and their characters. We also sell NHK programs to cable and satellite broadcasters and programs purchased from overseas, and supply broadcast footage stored in NHK Archives.


We produce and sell DVDs and Blu-ray discs of NHK broadcast programs and footage stored in NHK Archives. We also sell merchandise for Domo-kun and other characters generated from NHK programming.

Digital Content Production

In addition to planning and production of webpages and digital signage, operation of mobile websites, and planning and production of data broadcasts and interactive programs, we produce wide-ranging content such as the top pages for NHK’s Hybridcast next-generation broadcasting service.

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For details of our services in Japan, please see our Japanese website.

About Us

Name NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Represented by President and CEO Yuji Itano
Founded on 1 April 2005
No. of employees 550 (as of 1st July, 2018)
Company Structure Company Structure
Capital fund 1.25 billion yen
Amount of sales 55.2 billion yen (2017 end of fiscal year)

Message from Mr. Yuji Itano,
President and CEO

president-itanoWith each passing year, trends in the media environment shift ever faster, like a swirling vortex of diversity. The fusion of broadcasting and telecommunications is surging ahead, for example. Trials of 4K and 8K broadcasts began in the summer of 2016. The industry is now accumulating a wide range of content ahead of broadcasts, starting in 2018. Our company has pursued cutting-edge initiatives in these areas and we will strive to develop and provide ever more attractive content.
We are also working to become a “total contents company” and involved in a diverse range of activities besides program production. Our events include the Tokyo Jazz Festival, now held in Shibuya, and the Robot Contest event, which will turn 30 this year. On top of that, we supply and license programming to various media sources and we sell products such as DVDs. As we pursue these activities, we’re helping to raise the appeal and value of the NHK brand.
Our company will be a united force and work together with many others to take on new challenges as we aim to create and develop next-generation content. I hope you will continue to offer us your unyielding support from here on.



President and CEO Yuji ITANO
Executive Managing Director Mikio SATOH
Senior Managing Directors Yoshitaka YANAGIDA

Hisashi ANZAI

Managing Directors Shohei NAKAZAWA

Mikio OJI

Yuichi SUWA
Atsushi OSHIDA

Mitsunobu OZAKI



Hidetoshi YUKAWA

Masashi ONOGI

Takaaki SATO

Outside Auditor Hiromi KIMURA
Auditor Tetsuhiko YOSHIDA
Outside Auditor Yuka TSUTSUMI
Auditor Haruhiko MINENO

Corporate History

1985 16 January Establishment of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.”
1986 27 January Establishment of “SOGOVISION INC.”
1989 16 June Establishment of “NHK Creative, Inc.”
1989 28 June Establishment of “NHK Software, Inc.”
1990 5 July Establishment of “Media International Corporation”
1994 Establishment of “NHK Enterprises America, Inc.” and “NHK Enterprises Europe Ltd.”
1995 1 April Establishment of “NHK Enterprises 21, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “NHK Creative, Inc.”
2005 1 April Establishment of “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Software, Inc.” and “NHK Enterprises 21, Inc.”
2010 1 April Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “Media International Corporation”
2010 1 April Establishment of “NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.” by the merger of “NHK Enterprises America, Inc.” and “Japan Network Group, Inc. (JNG)”
2010 1 April Establishment of “NHK Cosmomedia Europe Ltd.” by the merger between “NHK Enterprises Europe Ltd.” And “Japan Satellite TV (JSTV)”
2013 1 July Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “SOGOVISION INC.”

Main Shareholders

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
NHK Media Technology, Inc.
Japan Broadcast Publishing Co., Ltd.
NHK Global Media Services,Inc.
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
NHK Integrated Technology, Inc.

Offices in Japan

Overseas Affiliates

NHK Cosmomedia America

NHK Cosmomedia Europe

Nippon Production Service (Bangkok)

NPS Bangkok

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