Australian Children’s Television Foundation breaks into Japanese market

Kids' series First Day continues to hook international TV networks, with NHK joining Taiwanese MOMOKIDS in the Asian market.

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has successfully sold its series First Day to Japanese national television network, NHK. 

Though both NHK and the ACTF remain in contact with each other, a sale is a rare event as the Japanese market is pretty self-sufficient. Most deals seem to be co-productions in which the show can be tuned to both markets. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.