Korea’s CJ ENM Unveils Three-Year Co-Production Deal With Japanese Broadcaster TBS

Korean media conglomerate CJ ENM announced that it will co-produce films and television series with Japanese broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) for the next three years.

Previously, CJ ENM and TBS Group had signed a business agreement for joint production in 2021, which included scripted and non-scripted shows, films, and animation. The two companies will now bolster this collaboration by producing at least three television series and two films together within the next three years.

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The co-produced series will air on TBS television channels, with one series already scheduled for a primetime slot in 2025.

In March 2024, the CJ ENM and TBS jointly hosted a creator workshop program for the first time, inviting around fifty top content creators to exchange creative insights. A second workshop will be held in Japan later this year.

“The two companies have established a cooperative system from years of partnership,” said a CJ ENM representative, about this collaboration. “With CJ ENM navigating the global expansion of K-culture with its unmatched production capabilities and TBS owning attractive IPs, we will mutually produce content that will grasp audiences worldwide.”

Some of TBS’ recent programs include Kamiwaza: The Superhuman Skill Show, which gained traction among young audiences, as well as drama My Family. The broadcaster is home to popular variety formats like Sasuke Ninja Warrior and Takeshi’s Castle.

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