Jon Herskovitz

Marketplace

Japan dishes sats

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Japan marked what may be a sea change in its TV broadcasting business Friday with the launch of new digital satellite channels. With high budgets for developing channels and limited viewership, the…

  • Film

Fuji pic a B.O. winner

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"Whiteout" is set to become Fuji TV's second $40 million domestic B.O. earner in a year. Japan's top live-actioner of 2000, about a terrorist attack on a dam in winter, stars Yuji Oda and Nanako…

  • TV

Olympian gains

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A ratings boost from the Sydney Olympics and increased advertising expenditures helped push up the midterm earnings and profits for Japan's major networks, who in turn ratcheted up their full-year…

  • TV

Korea, Japan TV pact

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Japanese web Fuji TV has pacted with Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Co. (MBC) and joined the club of broadcasters that have found new friends across the Sea of Japan. The two networks plan to jointly…

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