Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support.
My name is Takashi Sasaki and I am the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. and Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
In the spring of 2020, the TBS group unveiled a new brand promise to all that interact with our content: “From each moment, a better tomorrow.”
TBS hopes to create entertaining and inspiring experiences that move hearts and minds.
The promise embodies our determination towards that future.
Established in 1951, TBS is a comprehensive media group with involvement in broadcast and satellite television, video production, content streaming, cultural events, real estate and shopping businesses.
Having earned widespread acclaim, the dramas, variety shows, news programming and sports broadcasts on TBS Television have played a key role in the development of the Japanese broadcast culture.
Looking ahead at the new media and cultural landscape we face, we will spread our wings to further develop live entertainment, educational content, overseas business and other opportunities. Across these many platforms, we will strive to create content and services loved by people around the world, and to deliver valuable and timely information.
As part of this new development, from the summer of 2022 we will be presenting the theatrical international mega-hit “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child” in Tokyo. We will convert the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater into a dedicated ‘Harry Potter’ theater, and will commence a long-run performance to commemorate the 70th anniversary of our company’s founding. This will mark the first performance of the play in Asia after stellar successes in London, New York and other world-wide venues.
We also recently announced the “Akasaka Entertainment City Initiative,” the foundation for development of the next generation of media transmission and interaction. The focal point will be a redevelopment of the Akasaka area of Tokyo, the home of the TBS. We will develop and expand live entertainment facilities and functions of cultural communication and make Akasaka “a city that conveys the greatest excitement in the world.”
As we move forward, the TBS Group will continue to take on new challenges.
As a media company based on responsible broadcasting, we will thus contribute to creating a sustainable and prosperous society full of hope.
As we strive to meet your expectations, I would like to request your ongoing support and encouragement.
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. and Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer