Advanced Television

‘Hello! Japan’ promises international entry

June 28, 2012

By Chris Forrester

‘Hello! Japan is a new international channel coming from Japan’s private sector, and is promising a wide distribution outside Japan starting next year. GlobeCast will carry the channel’s signals internationally, beginning in Asia.

Hello! Japan HD intends to have a significant pan-Asian broadcast footprint, with the technical capability to reach all key HD pay-TV platforms in Asia. GlobeCast will receive the channel’s feed at its Singapore technical operations center, where playout will be performed and the feed encoded and sent via fiber to GlobeCast’s Hong Kong teleport for satellite uplink.

GlobeCast says it will be working hand in hand with the channel’s parent company J Food & Culture TV to assist it at every stage. GlobeCast’s work on Hello! Japan HD will range from creative services, such as building the channel’s branding strategy and promotions, to technical services such as playout and satellite delivery services using GlobeCast’s Asian satellite capacity. Finally, GlobeCast also will work with the channel on distribution rights and content syndication.

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