NHK has had an executive reshuffle, impacting two of the execs tasked with international coproduction duties at the Japanese national broadcaster.
Fumio Narashima, formerly head of international program development, is moving on to become the head of NHK’s copyright and archives center and Yukihiko Amagi, EVP of NHK Enterprises, will be entering retirement.
In Narashima’s new role, he will ensure that NHK secures the rights for cross-platform content availability and will also oversee the digitization of NHK’s huge video archives.
Narashima is also tasked with a comprehensive redesign of NHK’s archive system, ensuring that its content, such as its coverage of the Japan earthquakes, will be available to the world.
During his five years in charge of the NHK teams responsible for international coproduction, acquisitions, and markets and festivals, Narashima also helped create the Asian Pitch.
His successor as head of international program development is Kazumasa Iida.
Meanwhile, Yukihiko Amagi is wrapping up his 30-year career of working on international coproductions with NHK as he steps down from his post as EVP of NHK Enterprises to enter retirement.
Over his time with the national broadcaster, Amagi was in charge of international sales at NHK’s business arm, MICO (Media International Corporation), before it merged with NEP. Amagi led NHK’s international business activities at MICO and NEP for a total of eight years.
Amagi’s role in international sales has been taken over by NEP corporate officer Shigeru Aoki.