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.
Blockbuster animated feature "Spirited Away" scored record TV ratings of 46.9% Jan. 24 on broadcaster Nippon TV.
Japanese pubcaster NHK celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a 16-hour marathon on its terrestrial channel reminiscing on its last five decades of programming. It also marked the occasion…
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) concluded its 39th general assembly in Tokyo on Friday after adopting a resolution calling for unrestricted use of the broadcast frequencies currently…
After decades of growth, the Japanese commercial TV industry has been suffering from a triple hit: the country's prolonged recession, which has trimmed ad revs; a cutback in funding for the…
The most noticeable effect of the economic downturn on Japanese broadcasters is tighter budgets for local shows.
The Japanese networks tend to source almost 100% of their programming domestically, except for a few documentaries and latenight movies, or formats such as "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and…
Universal Studios Japan will take in 795.2 billion yen ($61 billion) during its first year -- about three times more than estimated, according to the Daiwa Research Institute.
Japanese film distributor Movie Television has inked a pic pact with Tokyo's Sundance Co.