MIPTV Spotlight: Nippon TV


Among the titles on Nippon TV’s slate is the drama anone, which comes from the creators of Mother and Woman—My Life for My Children.

The series features “a strong story that questions, What makes life truly worthwhile?” says Cindy Chino, the senior director of international business development at Nippon TV. In the social-experiment arena, the company is offering Hungry 9, in which nine people locked behind a door have the same goal: become the ultimate winner. The show features plenty of mind games, tears, collusion and betrayal.

Hardcore Fans is a multiplatform sports entertainment format, which “showcases the passion of every sports fan with their quality of life bound to the performance of their favorite team,” says Chino. Loyal fans are locked up in a cell while sports season is in full swing, and their fate is determined by real-time match results.

Chino also notes, “We are celebrating our 65th anniversary this year.”