Following the Japan launches of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Bonobo, an already crowded Nippon VoD market has become even tighter
This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing.
Japanese broadcasters, including the five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK, have long had an Internet presence, though monetizing online content is a mystery they have yet to solve.
Yahoo Japan is buying a 51% stake in Gyao, the video portal site run by media conglom Usen, for $5.3 million.
Media and Internet giant Usen has announced that wholly owned subsid Gaga Communications is pulling out of the pic production and distribution biz.