FILMINATION launches sales of 48 programs of NHK's video content to overseas VOD companies


FILMINATION Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "FILMINATION"), an online marketplace specializing in movies for the overseas market, has started to sell 48 programs of video content owned by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) to overseas VOD companies in cooperation with NHK Enterprises, Inc. (NEP).

NEP has been delivering programs of various genres such as dramas, documentaries and animations to overseas broadcasters and distributors for a long time in order to make NHK's excellent visual contents widely known to the world. 3950 programs have been provided to broadcasters and distributors in 29 countries and regions around the world in the fiscal year of 2020.

The first phase of the collaboration between NEP and FILMINATION is the sale of 48 titles of drama, documentaries and children’s programs, including "RYOMADEN-The Legend", "TOKYO REBORN", and " Mimicries" to overseas VOD companies, with more titles to be added in the future.

According to the research firm Fortune Business Insights, the global VOD market is expected to grow to approximately 17 trillion yen by 2027, making it a promising growth market for Japanese general media companies and institutions that have a large number of high-quality contents.

FILMINATION will continue to contribute to the development of Japan's content industry by discovering attractive Japanese visual content and supporting its overseas development.

FILMINATION was launched as a platform to provide global VOD executives with the ability to buy Japanese films and TV series directly from the rights holders. Buyers can select films, negotiate rights with sellers, sign contracts, and request deliverables all through the platform. FILMINATION currently has 1500+ titles across a wide range of genres, festival titles, award winners from renowned auteurs to emerging filmmakers.
FILMINATION is currently accepting requests to open new accounts free of charge from VOD companies that are considering distributing excellent Japanese films here:

Company name: FILMINATION Co., Ltd.
Representative: Hiroaki Kanamaru
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Establishment: January, 2019