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Fuji feted at int’l NATAS meet

Japan’s Fuji Television Network will be honored Sept. 15 for its global achievements by the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a black-tie event at the Gotham’s Museum of Modern Art.

Over a history that spans almost 40 years, Fuji Television Network has established itself as a leader in Japan’s media industry. Fuji Television is a core company of the Fujisankei Communication Group (FCG), one of Japan’s largest media conglomerates, and will be listed as a public company next month. It managed to maintain the top spot in program ratings in Japan for 12 consecutive years and has held the No. 1 position in ad revenues for 14 years.

Fujisankei Communications Intl. (FCI), established in New York in 1986, has been involved in various activities, ranging from news-gathering to program production and the broadcast of programs in Japanese in the U.S. and Europe.

Fuji TV president and CEO Hisashi Hieda will attend the Intl. Council’s tribute to his company along with a number of his senior staff from Tokyo. Also being feted at the event will be FCI, headed by president Takashi Hoga.

Previous companies saluted by the Intl. Council include Mexico’s Televisa, Britain’s Thames TV and France Television.

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