The agreement will see two of Nippon TV's hit series being adapted to Arabic - a first for the Japanese entertainer.
Japanese multiplatform entertainment house Nippon TV announced that its successful scripted formats Mother and Woman – My Life for My Children- will be adapted into Arabic for MBC. Nippon licensed the Arabic adaptation rights to Turkey-based Medyapim.
Speaking on the agreement, Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales for Nippon TV said: “This is a new initiative for two of our most valuable scripted formats, Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children-, for the Arabic-speaking territories, with our long-time strong partner Medyapim and a new collaboration with MBC, the largest media company in the MENA region. The Turkish adaptations of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children- produced by Medyapim were huge global successes, and we have no doubt that the Arabic adaptations will achieve the same success.”
Fatih Aksoy, Chairman of Medyapim added: “We have successfully adapted these two Nippon TV titles in Turkey into two long running tv series and then distributed our productions worldwide. Now we have another challenge of producing both of them for Mena territory. I have no doubt that we will achieve the same success.”
Commenting on the deal, Ali Jaber, Group Director of TV and Shahid Content at MBC GROUP said: “This partnership between Nippon TV, Medyapim, and us at MBC GROUP signifies an exciting milestone that unites a global entertainment powerhouse with regional ones. We are very excited to bring the critically acclaimed stories of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children– to a wider audience, reflecting our commitment to showcasing diverse and compelling content for our loyal viewers across the MENA. This unique collaboration exemplifies our dedication to providing world-class storytelling, and we look forward to more partnerships of this kind in the future.”