TV Formats Screenings Festival: Nippon TV


Nippon TV is showcasing its expertise in both scripted and non-scripted content with its TV Formats Screenings Festival entries: CONNECTED and Dark Doubt.

Sayako Aoki, head of formats, international business development, references the continued demand for game shows and highlights Dark Doubt, which uses “night-vision and fixed-point cameras in pitch-dark spaces—the resulting visual impact of this series is quite amazing,” she says.

On the scripted front, meanwhile, is CONNECTED, developed with the U.K.’s Envision Entertainment, which was “designed to expand to a number of localized versions, featuring diverse characters from different countries, while all belonging to the same shared online universe,” Aoki says. “We created this crime drama with the intention that the mystery would spread over international borders, making this series easily adaptable.”