Sky Perfect nabs subs

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Digital satcaster Sky Perfect Communications has nosed 3,000 subs ahead of rival Wowow for the first time since its launch five years ago.

Sky Perfect notched up 2,661,000 against Wowow’s 2,658,000 — but both are a long way behind the 13 million subs of pubcaster NHK’s satellite wing.

Sky Perfect has an aggressive policy of gaining subscribers. It bought the rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer tourney for an estimated $100 million and intends to show it free to subs.

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