Remember: This is Tokyo Broadcasting System, not that channel that shows reruns of Seinfeld and American Dad.
Earlier today, TBS parent Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings (TBSH, henceforth) announced that they acquired the Seven Arcs Group. According to reports, TBSH purchased all outstanding shares of the Seven Arcs Group from owner and chairman Osamu Uemura for an undisclosed amount.
As a result, Seven Arcs Group will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings. Ths includes the three companies under Seven Arcs Group’s purview:
- Seven Arcs
- Seven Arcs Pictures
The deal makes Seven Arcs Group the first anime production company to be fully owned by TBSH.
Seven Arcs is currently producing Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, which airs on January 8.
Seven Arcs Group was founded in Tokyo’s Nakano ward in 2002. The company’s flagship studio, Seven Arcs, is best known for creating the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha anime franchise in 2004. The company has had several notable hits throughout its fifteen-year history, including Sekirei, , Inukami!, and Dog Days.
TBSH is the parent company of Japanese TV network Tokyo Broadcasting System. TBS, which was founded in 1951, controls a 28-affiliate news network (JNN) and a 34-affiliate radio network (JRN). Moreover, TBS controls nineteen TV networks, including TBS, BS-TBS, and TC Entertainment, Inc.
In recent news, TBSH, Nikkei, TV Tokyo Holdings, WOWOW, Dentsu, and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners have invested in a jointly-owned streaming service known as “Premium Platform Japan.” Yesterday, Premium Platform Japan announced that they will launch an unlimited subscription-supported streaming network known as Paravi in April.