×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Index sets up China shop

Mobile group sets up new branch

Index Holdings, a mobile communications and media group, has launched a China office, Index China, through group company Index Asia Pacific, the company announced Thursday.

In partnership with China Mobile, Index China will transmit Japanese comics and games to Chinese mobile users, with service skedded to start next spring, in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. As part of the tie-up agreement, China Mobile will have exclusive rights to Index content in China.

The content line-up for the new service has yet to be announced, but Index Holding is negotiating with major Japanese publishers and other content owners.

China Mobile owns a 70% share of the Chinese market, with 300 million users. Also, China itself is huge and booming market for Japanese manga and games, though competition among the Japanese companies hoping to reap the rewards of this market is fierce. Through its partnership with China Mobile, Index hopes to quickly expand its market footprint — and take a giant step past its rivals.

More Scene

  • Chinonye Chukwu Clemency

    Chinonye Chukwu on Golden Globes of Female Directors Shutout

    “Clemency” writer-director Chinonye Chukwu is weighing in on the HFPA’s failure to nominated a female director for the 2020 Golden Globes. “It’s part of the systemic oppressions that we’re all apart of and that’s internalized in many,” Chukwu told Variety in response to Monday morning’s announcement. “We need to get people in positions of power who [...]

  • Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie on the Power of 'Bombshell'

    Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie make for a powerful trio on-screen. With their latest film “Bombshell,” the award-winning actors recognize the potential for the film to make real social change off-screen. “The response to the film has been incredible. I was hoping that it would be impactful in that way,” Robbie told Variety [...]

  • Awkwafina Jumanji Next Level Premiere

    'The Farewell's' Awkwafina on Her First Golden Globe Nomination, Female Director Snubs

    Awkwafina just might’ve had her best Monday ever. Shortly after 5 a.m., the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced that she’d earned her first Golden Globe nomination (as best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy) for her performance in “The Farewell.” But she didn’t have a ton of time to celebrate, since she [...]

  • United States Attorney for the Southern

    'Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself' Is Peak Meme After Art Basel Prank 

    From Bye, Felicia to The Dress, memes have provided the ideal discursive forum for our ever dwindling attention spans. On this side of the century, most memes have been byte-sized digital novelties that fizzle away without manifesting in the meatspace. But as the gap between URL and IRL draws closer, memes are spilling into real [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content