Japanese satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications denied Wednesday that it had made definite plans to merge with communications satellite operator Jsat.
Tokyo Project Gathering, a project market run under the aegis of the Tokyo film fest's Tiffcom market, generated this year's first production deal today.
Producer, distrib and exhibitor Tokyo Theaters is developing its first Japan-China co-production with Shanghai Film Studio.
Japan's Fuji TV will Webcast its shows thanks to a deal with the Japan Assn. of Music Enterprises, which reps talent shops and production houses.
Japan's Yubari Fantastic Film Festival, a favorite on the international fantastic fest circuit for its innovative programming, is back in business after a near-death experience.
Viacom Intl. Japan, a subsid of MTV Networks, will launch a vid-sharing site for broadband users, the company announced Monday.
The Tokyo Film Festival opened Saturday with what's become an annual tradition: the procession of film folk down the red carpet on Keyakizaka Street behind the Roppongi Hills complex.
Satellite entertainment channel Wowow will supply its programming to the Sky PerfecTV platform, the two companies announced.
Sony has slashed its profit forecasts amid problems in its vidgame division, along with a costly battery recall. For the fiscal year ending in March, Japanese electronics and content giant cut its…
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) has sealed a deal with character goods powerhouse Sanrio for "Blue's Clues." A key marketing concept of the partnership combines Blue, the canine star…