TOKYO -- Japan's top two cable TV operators -- Jupiter Telecommunications and Japan Cablenet -- are to merge, giving them control of 53% of the market.
Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com), Japan's largest cabler, will bow a specialty VOD channel for Warner Bros. TV series, the company announced on Wednesday.
Japan's largest cabler Jupiter Telecommunications will launch 3D broadcasts in April, company sources have revealed. The move is a first for the Japanese broadcast biz.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Jupiter Telecommunications, which operates the J:Com cable and satellite channel platform, will launch new premium channels, it announced on Wednesday.
Japan's leading cable operator, Jupiter Telecommunications, whose main shareholders include Liberty Media and Microsoft, increased its customer base by 86% last year to 865,700 subscribers.