Rakuten, a diversified Japanese Internet services company, signed an agreement to acquire Viki, a global video streaming startup built to expand the reach of premium content via crowd-sourced…
TOKYO — Satellite platform operator Sky Perfect JSAT, together 50 other Japanese companies, including major commercial networks, is gearing up to launch a Pan-Asian satellite service for Japanese…
TOKYO — Wowow, Japan's leading cable-and-satellite entertainment channel operator, has unveiled a new initiative to produce feature films with internationally recognized directors and new actors cast…
Aiming to emulate Korean content in Asia, six leading Japanese broadcasters are to team with government to promote Japanese TV programming abroad.
ANNECY — Japan's TV Tokyo has boarded animated TV series "Calimero" in partnership with Japanese publishing house Kodansha. The move adds another element to the international roll-out of the…
ANNECY — Japanese anime studio Tezuka is in early conversations to create local versions around the world of its most famous property, and indeed one of the foundations of Japan's distinctive anime…
TOKYO -- Hollywood toon house Illumination Entertainment and Fuji TV, one of Japan's major networks, have announced a strategic partnership.
Six months ago, Shinsuke Shimada, a comic who hosted several big primetime shows on Japanese TV, admitted ties to organized crime and resigned from showbiz.
A demonstration against Fuji TV's heavy rotation of Korean drama programming attracted an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 protesters on Sunday.
In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Japan during the aftermath of Friday's earthquake and tsunami, Cablevision is adding TV Japan to its iO TV digital cable service.
Japan's leading network, Fuji TV, and commercial satcaster Wowow both have appointed new toppers. Fuji TV exec VP Koh-ichi Murakami, 61, will succeed Hisashi Hieda, 63, who made Fuji TV the most…