We serve as the bridge for the information culture between the U.S. and Japan
Message from our President
Our company is engaged in two main enterprises. One is the broadcast operations of TV JAPAN, our Japanese language TV channel in North America and the other is our video production services in North, Central, and South America for the Japanese public broadcaster NHK in Japan.
TV JAPAN is the only legitimate 24-hour Japanese language television programming service in North America. As well as featured NHK originated content, we also air shows from other Japanese commercial networks, Japanese films and other informational programs to assist Japanese living in the U.S. and Canada. TV JAPAN is the premium channel showcasing the latest trends in Japan as well as its exquisite nature and unique culture. For the past six years, we have been offering a VOD (video on demand) service that allows you to enjoy carefully selected Japanese programs and popular titles anytime, anywhere as well.
As a production company, we televise over 200 live MLB baseball games each year featuring star Japanese players in stadiums all over the U.S. We also produce weekly shows on current affairs, human interest and entertainment as well as in-depth feature length programs both in Japanese for NHK’s domestic channels and in English for NHK World-Japan.
Through our TV JAPAN broadcast operations and video production services, we are committed to serving our customers, acting as the bridge of communication, information and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Japan. We strive to be at the forefront of the latest technologies with 4K, 8K, Internet and mobile content solutions.
In April 2010, Japan Network Group, Inc. and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merged to form NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.
President & CEO
NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. *
100 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10005 U.S.A.
NHK Enterprises, Inc., ITOCHU Cable Systems Corp., NHK Global Media Services, Inc.,
NHK Technologies, Inc., NHK Educational Corporation, 22 other organizations
Hiroyasu Minagi, President & CEO
Tsukasa Ichikawa, Executive Vice President & Treasurer
Daisuke Koyama, Executive Vice President
Shimpei Fujino, Executive Vice President
Kaori Takahashi, Secretary
* （A Delaware Corporation）
History of Japan Network Group (JNG)
Japan Network Group (JNG) is established as a Delaware corporation.
Broadcast operations of TV JAPAN begin (11 hrs / day).
Analogue TV JAPAN broadcast begins at cable stations in Hawaii.
Digital satellite broadcast services for households begin.
Emergency live news telecasts during the Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in Japan.
TV JAPAN begins 24-hour broadcast services.
U.S. nationwide broadcast of TV JAPAN begins via Echostar's Dish Network.
TV JAPAN broadcast begins in major Canadian cities via cable television services.
9.11 terror attacks occur in NYC and Washington DC. JNG offices located just a few blocks away from the World Trade Center in NYC continues to broadcast NHK news to viewers.
Los Angeles customer call center begins operation.
TV JAPAN broadcasts the Japanese Sumo wrestling tournament in Las Vegas as part of JNG's 15th anniversary special program.
TV JAPAN's viewing household exceeds 70,000.
TV JAPAN begins streaming "TV JAPAN CLUB" program on its website.
History of NHK Enterprises America, Inc. (NEPA)
NHK Enterprises USA, Inc. (NEP USA) is established as a New York State corporation for high definition television production.
Los Angeles branch opens.
MICO America, Inc. (MICO-A) is established as a New York State corporation.
NEP USA is acquired by MICO America, Inc.
NEP USA and MICO America, Inc. change its corporate name to NHK Enterprises America, Inc.
Using its first HD mobile unit K1, broadcasts the Woodstock '94 live in high definition for the first time.
1994 ~ 2000
Numerous HD productions and co-productions with major U.S. networks such as WNET, WETA, WCET, KCTS, and A&E Networks among others.
K1, the HD mobile unit broadcasts the 2000 U.N. Millennium Summit live to Japan.
NEPA's 53ft expando model HD digital mobile unit debuts at NAB 2003 in Las Vegas. Starts broadcasting Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners MLB games live from Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
NEPA assists NHK Japan with its debut of NHK's 8K Super Hi-Vision exhibition and screenings at the NAB 2006 in Las Vegas.
NEPA is commissioned its first 3D HD independent live-action feature film, "SCAR" to be shot in Calgary, Canada.
Midsized HD digital mobile unit K3 Ruby debuts at NAB 2008 in Las Vegas. Begins broadcasting the New York Yankees home games with Hideki Matsui as the star rookie.
Japan Network Group and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merge to become
History of NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.
Apr. Japan Network Group and NHK Enterprises America, Inc. merge to become the multimedia corporation, NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.
Mar. NCMA unscrambles and broadcasts NHK's up-to-the-minute disaster news reports and special programs of the Great East Japan
Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster with TV JAPAN to viewers.
Nov. Office renovation in downtown Manhattan completes.
Nov. TV JAPAN becomes the first foreign language premium channel on Time Warner Cable in New York and New Jersey to start high
definition (HD) broadcasting.
Mar. TV JAPAN broadcasts a special memorial live program on the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster from
its studio in New York City.
Jun. TV JAPAN begins HD service on the DISH Network.
Dec. TV JAPAN begins HD service on Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and in San Diego.
May TV JAPAN begins HD service on Canada's Bell Fibe TV. TV JAPAN begins HD service begins on Bright House Cable.
Jun. NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Brazil to cover the Japanese men's national team's matches during the FIFA
Confederations Cup Soccer live to Japan.
Apr. TV JAPAN begins HD service on Charter Communications.
Jun. NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Brazil to cover the Japanese men's national team's matches during the FIFA World
Cup Soccer live to Japan.
Jun. NCMA deploys its K3 Ruby HD digital mobile unit to Canada to cover the Japanese women's national team's matches during the FIFA
Women's World Cup Soccer live to Japan.
Jun. NCMA provides 8K public viewing exhibits in New York and in Los Angeles of the Women's World Cup Soccer in Canada
Aug. NCMA produces its first multi-camera 4K performing arts program of a Japanese Kabuki opera performance with Japan's Kabuki star
Somegoro Ichikawa the seventh's Koi-Tsukami at the fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Sep. NCMA shoots its first 6K footage of the total lunar eclipse in New York City for NHK's flagship science program, Cosmic Front NEXT.
Feb. NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's first 8K live multi-camera coverage of the NFL SuperBowl in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's 8K/22.2ch multi-camera production of Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra at
the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Mar. NCMA shoots its first 8K aerial footage of New York City.
Mar. TV JAPAN begins video-on-demand (VOD) service on Comcast.
Aug. NCMA provides production and technical support for NHK's live coverage of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil.
Dec. TV JAPAN begins video-on-demand (VOD) service on DISH Network.
Mar. TV JAPAN begins HD service on Canada's Telus Optik TV.
May TV JAPAN begins HD and Video On Demand (VOD) sevice on Cox Cable.
Jan. NCMA begins dLibrary Japan Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.
Apr. TV JAPAN begins HD service on DIRECTV satellite.
Jun. TV JAPAN expands service through Comcast X1 nationwide.
Feb. TV Japan begins HD service on Rogers Cable.
May NCMA produces the Japanese broadcast of a 100km Ultra Marathon for the Internet.
Jun. TV Japan's dLibrary Japan begins streaming on Apple TV.
Jun. NCMA produces the world's first 4K live telecast from Machu Picchu, Peru.
Jan. TV Japan's dLibrary Japan begins streaming on Roku.
Apr. NCMA provides technical support for the construction of the new studio for NHK World Japan in New York City.
Jul. NCMA begins temporary remote production of MLB live broadcast.
Apr. NCMA builds its in-house Remote Integration Model (REMI) studio for live broadcast operations.
May NCMA begins live news broadcasts from NHK World Japan's New York studio providing technical support and news anchors.