If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix shows Terrace House and Alice in Borderland, we hope you’re sitting down.
Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV unveiled a 30-title series licensing deal with Netflix yesterday, giving the popular streaming service online rights to shows for various Asian markets outside Japan.
The partnership started back in October, Nippon TV said, with Netflix already streaming 15 series around the region. This includes the 2011 hit drama I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper, as well as popular series adaptations of the blockbuster Japanese mangas Death Note and Tokyo Tarareba Girls.
Cone November, another 15 Nippon TV titles will go live on Netflix, including dramas like Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom, Your Turn to Kill, and Life’s Punchline; as well as popular variety shows such as The Quest and vintage contest format Masquerade.
The deal marks a first in history for a Japanese TV powerhouse to sell content to Netflix.
“We are very pleased to announce that Netflix will be offering our content to its audience across Asia,” said Keisuke Miyata, head of international business development at Nippon TV. “This region is a key part of our continued growth, and now coupled with Netflix’s strength as one of the world’s leading streaming platforms, we are confident that Nippon TV’s titles will be well received by viewers in this prominent new territory for us.”