Gyao users can register on April 25

TOKYO — Broadband giant Usen will launch a pay webcasting service in June, the company announced Thursday.

Users of Usen free webcasting portal Gyao will be able to register for the service starting on April 25, the second anniversary of Gyao’s launch.

Gyao is modeling its service on Apple TV and others offering paid visual content to subscribers on the Web.

Called Gyao Next, the service will webcast a variety of content, including karaoke, music and pics, that subs can view on their home screens. The monthly fee has not yet been finalized, but is expected to be about ¥3,000 ($25.64).

By the end of March, Gyao had 14 million registered users, who access music, sports, TV dramas, pics and other visual content on the site.

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