MIPTV Spotlight: NHK Enterprises


CANNES: The female artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her usage of vivid colors and polka-dots, is profiled in NHK Enterprises’ Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul, which was shot in 8K and is also available in 4K.

The Academy Award-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki is the focus of Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki. “We follow Miyazaki, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confront the challenges as he creates his first CGI project,” says Yukiko Unno, the deputy general manager for program sales at NHK Enterprises. “Neither the Yayoi Kusama program nor the Hayao Miyazaki program would have been shot were it not for the trust and long-term relationship that NHK’s directors had with both respective artists,” Unno says.

NHK Enterprises is also releasing new episodes of Wildlife, four of which are in 4K. “NHK is dramatically increasing its 4K program production,” Unno says.