Kōji Kamibayashi

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Kōji Kamibayashi (髪林 孝司, Kamibayashi Kōji, born October 10, 1960 in Sapporo, Japan) is the founder and former CEO of TV Tokyo Broadband.[1] TV Tokyo Broadband, also known as TXBB,[2] went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2005 (TYO: 3786).[3] The company also was the largest shareholder of InterFM (officially: FM Inter-Wave) in Tokyo, Japan.


As CEO of TXBB, he was responsible for bringing many famous animations such as Peanuts, Snoopy and Woodstock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, France's Miffy, and Russia's Cheburashka, among others, to Japan.[4] He also revived the fortunes of the children's program Sesame Street[5] when he created a consortium to control the show's fortunes in Japan after NHK dropped it. The consortium soon turned it around and made Sesame Street into a successful program in Japan.


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