WOWOW appoints new board members in senior management shakeup

Kenji Noshi

Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has revealed senior level management changes.

Five new members have been elected to WOWOW’s board of directors. They include three executives who have joined WOWOW from outside companies: Hideki Tashiro, who joins the company from TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television), will oversee both the programming and production capacities at WOWOW; Masahiko Mizuguchi, who joins the company from Pony Canyon (a subsidiary of Fuji Television Network) will assume oversight of the company’s Business & Entertainment Development Division; and Kenji Noshi, who joins the company from Shizuoka Daiichi Television (a local network of Nippon Television Network Cooperation), will manage the company’s Engineering and Information and Communication Technology divisions.

Two newly elected board members have been promoted from within WOWOW. They are Junichi Onoue, who oversees Investor Relations, Finance and Accounting and Strategy Integration; and Hitoshi Yamamoto, who oversees Human Resources and General Affairs.

Reelected Board members include WOWOW’s President, Akira Tanaka, who has held the top role at WOWOW for the last four years; Noriaki Kuromizu who holds the position of Executive Vice President, and Ichiro Yamazaki who is Senior Managing Director now overseeing WOWOW’s marketing division.

The staffing changes took effect on June 20 following WOWOW’s shareholders’ meeting.

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