Wowow moves into SoCal

Japanese pay TV operation opens L.A. office

TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions.

The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as dramas, music, sports, stage productions, toons and docus. It has 2.5 million subscribers.

“In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we are proud to expand the Wowow brand to Los Angeles,” Wowow prexy Nobuya Wazaki said. “This will allow us greater access to our partners and the industry, and capabilities to generate new content to provide our audiences in Japan and around the world with more thrilling and inspiring entertainment.”

More TV

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Portlandia': Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

    'Game of Thrones' Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul

    Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan's Request for a Photo

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Netflix & Pill" -

    'Roseanne': What's Next for ABC's Spinoff

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • D'Arcy Carden The Good Place

    Emmys: Will Critical Darlings Like 'The Good Place' and 'Killing Eve' Find a Foothold?

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Netflix & Pill" -

    The 'Roseanne' Spinoff Can't Escape Roseanne (Column)

    TOKYO — Wowow, Japan’s biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions. The office will be headed by Kayo Washio, a 15-year Wowow veteran with experience in international acquisitions and production. Launched in 1991, Wowow airs recent Hollywood and other pics, as well as […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content