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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 537 (as of 1st July, 2016)
Company Structure Company Structure
Capital fund 1.25 billion yen
Amount of sales 54.4 billion yen (2015 end of fiscal year)

Message from Mr. Yuji Itano,
President and CEO

president-itanoNHK Enterprises is an important member of the NHK group.
And as such, it delivers cultural content to our broad customer base in Japan and overseas through the production of more than 10,000 television and radio programs a year, along with the development of related events and merchandise.
Innovation is a big part of what we do.
And so beginning in August this year, we’re debuting 4K and 8K satellite broadcasting on a trial basis.
This endeavor is both a big test and a major opportunity.
With the dawn of a new era in visual content, NHK Enterprises has built up the production capabilities and technological know-how to respond to the challenges posed by ultra high definition video.
We’re producing more programs and screening content at public viewings and theaters.
And we’ve started developing HDR and other stunning video technologies as we strive to stay ahead of the curve.
NHK Enterprises has many years of experience in the international market.
We make full use of this strength in the development of NHK programs, in the international co-production of programs, and in the acquisition of overseas programming.
We also work tirelessly to promote Japanese television through other non-programming activities, such as the staging of events with other Asian broadcasters or the sale of character-based merchandise.

Under the banner of “Driving Innovation in Content Creation,” we will continue to be active in many areas this fiscal year as we seek to produce appealing content that stimulates people’s minds and touches their hearts.

We sincerely ask for your continued support in these efforts.


President and CEO Yuji ITANO
Executive Managing Director Kazuaki TAKADA
Mikio SATO
Senior Managing Directors Shohei NAKAZAWA
Mikio OJI
Managing Directors Yasuhiro KONDO
Tetsuhiko YOSHIDA
Yuichi SUWA
Yoshitaka YANAGIDA
Masayuki KIYASU
Auditor Masayuki ARAMAKI
Outside Auditors Hideaki SAKAI
Mitsuhiro MATSUO

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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