MUMBAI: South Asian broadcasters have got a new competitor. Japan based Nippon TV has formed a JV with Thailand based film and TV production company Kantana Group to form Kantana Japan Corporation.
The new company will aim to develop global film production workflows. The main business will be to receive orders throughout Japan for computer graphics production. Nippon TV will leverage Kantana Group’s resources to pursue new business opportunities like co-producing animation.
Basing itself in south east Asia, Kantana Japan Corp will look to develop and expand various production-related businesses. Kantana Group operates businesses such as post-production, TV program production, satellite TV program production, advertising agency services, event planning, sales promotion, marketing, and educational institute management. It has subsidiaries in Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Through the JV, Kantana Group looks to expand in Japan and rest of Asia along with Nippon TV and Nikkatsu’s strategy to create businesses in areas of computer graphics and animation production.