Fuji TV chairman Hisashi Hieda was named chairman of the Japan National Assn. of Commercial Broadcasters (Minporen), the Japanese counterpart to the U.S.' National Assn. of Broadcasters.
The Cartoon Network will carry futuristic robot anime "The Big O" in Japanese-English bilingual format in Japan on April 25.
Japan wished anime character “Astro Boy” a giant happy birthday Monday, the fictional date the futuristic robot was created, with a relaunched TV series, fireworks and a display of a $1 million…
Over 4 million Japanese baseball fans tuned into pubcaster NHK on Tuesday to see Hideki "Godzilla" Matsui score the first run for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays in the American…
Japanese terrestrial stations are grappling with an upcoming launch of digital services, sagging ad revs and growing competish from cable. All the commercial networks are bracing for billion-dollar…
Taiwan's Central Motion Picture Corp. is aggressively marketing 26-part animated series "Legend of Shao-Ling Temple," to potential buyers in Japan and Asia.
"Astro Boy" fever is about to hit Japan with the remake of the classic 1960s anime set to air on Fuji TV April 6 to celebrate the fictitious date the futuristic robot was created.
Japanese TV advertising spend dipped 6.4% to 1,935 billion yen ($16 billion) in 2002, the second consecutive year of decline.
Nearly 10 million Japanese viewers watched the primetime quiz portion of pubcaster NHK's 16-hour marathon to celebrate its 50th anniversary Feb. 1.
Japanese pubcaster NHK and commercial broadcasters have agreed to set up a joint body in July to examine onscreen ethics and deal with viewers' complaints, in the run-up to the bow of digital…
Japanese commercial web Fuji TV is now the lead shareholder in satcaster Wowow after upping its share to 6.7% at an estimated cost of $40 million.
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