Texas-based Funimation, a leading distrib of Japanese toons to the U.S., has launched Original Entertainment to produce toons.
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NBC Universal is turning over channel management of the Sci Fi Channel in Japan to Tokyo-based Fox Intl. Channels, according to local press reports.
The TV Asahi network, together with three corporate partners, launched a test Monday of a new technology to prevent illegal copies.
Running Sept. 24 to Oct. 28, Cofesta encompassed 18 official and six affiliated events.
With less than two years to go before the skedded switchover to digital TV, 69.5% Japanese households owned digital terrestrial TVs as of September, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of…
Roger Donaldson ("The Bank Job," "The World's Fastest Indian") has signed to helm and produce the period drama "Honor Among Men."
Telco giant NTT and media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings will launch a new multiplatform content provider this December, the partners announced on Friday.
Warner Japan has announced the production of "The Last Chushingura" (Saigo no Chushingura), a period drama for the Japanese market based on a famous true tale of samurai revenge. Release is skedded…
The Japanese creator of kiddie TV fave Ultraman is two for three in its court battle against a Thai businessman over rights to series.