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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For details of our services in Japan, please see our Japanese website.
|Name||NHK Enterprises, Inc.|
|Represented by||President and CEO Yuji Itano|
|Founded on||1 April 2005|
|No. of employees||551 (as of 1st July, 2017)|
|Company Structure||Company Structure|
|Capital fund||1.25 billion yen|
|Amount of sales||55.1 billion yen (2016 end of fiscal year)|
With 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 Vice-President||Kazuaki TAKADA|
|Executive Managing Directors||Mikio SATO
|Senior Managing Directors||Shohei NAKAZAWA
|Managing Directors||Yuichi SUWA
|Outside Auditor||Hiromi KIMURA|
|Outside Auditor||Hiroaki FURUWAN|
|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.”|
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|Daisan Kyodo Building (Main Office)||4-14 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0047, Japan Map|
|Kamiyamacho Ogawa Building||5-20 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0047, Japan Map|
|NR Building 3rd Floor||5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0047, Japan Map|
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