Japanese TV to Take Weird Worldwide
With a seemingly endless supply of strange formats (pudding speed-eating, anyone?), the country's five major broadcasters are banding together for the first time to promote their shows at MIPCOM.
The image around the globe of Japanese TV is often one of wild and wacky programming in which contestants perform bizarre and sometimes stomach-churning tasks in front of shrieking hosts. And yet, unbeknown to many, some of the world's most successful game show franchises are based on Japanese formats.
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