Nippon TV’s format Silent Library licensed to Thailand and Mongolia

Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) announced that its popular unscripted studio comedy game show format Silent Library is hitting digital airwaves for the first time in Southeast Asia and East Asia.

An adaptation of the format will air from September 15 on Line TV in Thailand and from mid-November on VOL+ / Mongol TV HD / and its VOD service ORI, in Mongolia. These two countries now join more than 15 countries including the US and the UK, and the agreement mark first time this format gets adapted in Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Atsushi Sogo, President of International Business Development, Nippon TV, explained: ‘SEA and Mongolia are both extremely exciting markets for content creation, where the local production expertise improves year after year. This long-running format is still incredibly popular today in Japan; a lot of young people even endeavor to join Nippon TV with hopes of becoming one of the creators of the show. It is a must-see program that is innovative, genuine and hilarious’.

The Silent Library format boasts an impressive international track record, with a localized version aired in more than 15 countries including the US and the UK. This marks the first time this format gets adapted in Southeast Asia and East Asia. Furthermore, new options have been made to 108 Media (Singapore) who will produce the show in Singapore, India, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, making Silent Library one of the most influential comedy shows in Asia.

Comment from Thai chief producers from Line TV and Good Deal Entertainment: ‘Silent Library would be your perfect choice after your long week, when you just want to sit back on the couch and laugh a little bit. You’re in need of a little comedy. Let this show be your weekend happiness’.

Mongol TV Series producer Saruul Bold, concluded: ‘We are happy to bring over first Japanese content in Mongol TV. We’ve been always amazed by its entertainment of Japanese shows. We believe this comedy show will attract more young people. Mongol TV team is looking forward to produce this new show’.