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 Hisashi Anzai|
|Founded on||1 April 2005|
|No. of employees||753 (as of 30th Jun, 2020)|
|Company Structure||Company Structure|
|Capital fund||1.6085 billion yen|
|Amount of sales||60.7 billion yen (2019 end of fiscal year)|
Enterprises for All
NHK Enterprises, Inc. (NEP), as an affiliate of Japanese public broadcaster NHK, mainly focuses on production and distribution of NHK programs. Our current corporate objective is to build dynamic partnerships with companies across a broader range of businesses. NEP brings to the table deep expertise in creating, buying and selling media content; media-centric event production; commercial exploitation of character licenses; rights management and licensing of archival media; and in creating and deploying digital media. On April 1, 2020, NEP merged with NHK PLANNET, a move which enhances our capabilities in content production, and also positions us to work closely with municipal governments and local organizations on initiatives that aim at important goals in Japan’s regions, including revitalization of local economies and building more resilient communities. NEP intends to redouble our efforts to reach out to municipal governments and to companies of all sizes and sectors in order to form partnerships that will advance our progress towards these goals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed huge changes on the world. At NEP, it put a stop to any activities involving large numbers of people gathering, including broadcasts of programs and events with a live audience, and the production of dramas. Character-themed events and studio recordings were suspended. However, actors came up with innovative drama formats in which they each recorded their parts at home. Production of documentaries and other informational shows was able to continue through use of footage shot by subjects themselves, and interviews conducted remotely over the internet. Viewers responded enthusiastically to the novelty of these approaches.
The 19th Tokyo Jazz Festival 2020 was forced to cancel live events. However, instead, with generous support from our sponsor, we organized live stream performances by world’s leading artists from their homes over the internet. These live stream jazz performances attracted an audience of more than 1.2 million people, consisting of mostly people in their 40s and 50s, younger than we expect in a usual live stage performance at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, and also many viewers from abroad. It was an enlightening case study in how producing and digitally distributing programming via remote collaboration can be unexpectedly effective. That is why NEP is determined to intelligently adapt our organization and activities to the “with coronavirus” era, to the “after coronavirus” era, and to whatever other changes lie ahead. We will always be ready to find solutions to work with our partners that meet the needs of the day.
In the business world, the term “enterprise” is usually just synonymous with “company.” But the word “enterprise” can also refer to “a spirit of adventure”… “resolve to face the unknown in pursuit of the undiscovered”… “the boldness to take on difficult challenges.” And we aspire to be a company that has all those qualities.
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|President and CEO||Hisashi ANZAI|
|Senior Managing Directors||Shuichiro YAMAZAKI
|Managing Directors||Yuichi SUWA
|Non-executive Director||Tomoko KUMANOMIDOU
|Outside Auditor||Masayuki OHTSUKI
|Outside Non-executive Auditor||Yuka TSUTSUMI|
|Non-executive Auditor||Masanori KOYAMA|
|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.”|
|2015 16 January||30th anniversary of company establishment|
|2020 1 April||Merger between “NHK Enterprises, Inc.” and “NHK PlanNet, 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|
NHK Cosmomedia America
NHK Cosmomedia Europe
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