The content deal is Alchimie’s first in Japan and will add to the existing science and wildlife programming already in Alchimie’s library, which now stands at 40,00 hours and covers nature, travel, sport, crime, military and current affairs genres.
Alchimie distributes its multi-language library of premium factual content via editorially themed SVOD subscription channels including the wildlife focused Species and geopolitical channel Humanity. The channels are distributed to over 40 digital platforms and telcos in Europe, including to TVPlayer, Alchimie’s recently acquired UK based OTT platform.
Commenting on the latest development, Nicolas d’Hueppe, CEO of Alchimie, said: “NHK is one of the world’s most admired broadcasters and producers, and is renowned for its high quality programmes, and we’re proud that Alchimie’s first agreement with Asia is with such a prestigious partner.”
Chie Muto, executive manager content distribution at NHK Enterprises, added: “We were impressed with the range and quality of Alchimie’s SVOD channels, and their expert eye for the curation of premium documentary content delivers a compelling viewing proposition. We’re delighted that by working with Alchimie some of NHK’s best shows will find new audiences to entertain and engage across UK and Australia”.