Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) appointed board director and operating officer Kenichi Hirose to lead the International Business Development (IBD) division. Hirose previously served as president of Finance. Hirose replaces Yoshio Nakayama, who has moved on to president of BS Nippon TV. In addition, Nippon TV promoted Atsushi Sogo, who previously served as executive vice president, IBD, to president, IBD.
9 Story Media Group named Angela C. Santomero to fill the newly established role of chief creative officer. Santomero will oversee the creative content strategy across the company. Santomero co-founded Out of the Blue Enterprises, which was recently announced as a 9 Story acquisition to be rebranded as 9 Story USA. In the past, Santomero has served as creator, executive producer and writer on such brands as Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Charlie in Colorforms City, among others.