PerfecTV seeks out nets for satcasting

TOKYO — Japanese direct satellite platform PerfecTV is planning to ask commercial networks to set up a joint venture for broadcasts of their programming, a Japanese national daily reported Monday.

The Yomiuri Shimbun said PerfecTV would work with Japanese networks to broadcast their programming in a digital format via a broadcast satellite.

The paper said the PerfecTV platform would be millions of dollars cheaper for broadcasters to use than a next-generation broadcast satellite that will be launched in 2000.

Japan plans to launch its first digital-format broadcast satellite, BS-4, in 2000. Japan’s four commercial networks and pubcaster NHK are expected to have at least a channel each on the new satellite.

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