Advanced Television


Report: Netflix hiring tilts towards APAC countries

For Netflix, the US has been at the forefront of its hiring activity. Of late, the company’s hiring in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region shows plans to scale growth, boost localisation efforts, develop consumer product strategy, and create jobs. Besides countries such as Japan, Singapore, and India, Netflix seems to have renewed focus on South Korea, […]

November 18, 2021

Forecast: Japan SVoD market revenue at $6.3bn in 2025

The SVoD service revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a robust compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7 per cent from $2.8 billion (€2.4bn) in 2020 to $6.3 billion in 2025, driven by increasing SVoD subscriptions and steady rise in average monthly revenue per SVoD household, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics […]

November 16, 2021

Airbus and NTT demo ‘Zephyr’ HAPS

Airbus and NTT have demonstrated their ‘Zephyr’ HAPS. HAPS is a High-Altitude Platform System, a super-high solar-powered transmitter and receiver in the sky and capable of supplying signals for smartphones from the stratosphere. Zephyr is a high-flying lightweight unmanned aircraft and on its own can cover around 250 cellular tower sites from its height of […]

November 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Envision hires Jensen and Barron

International content company Envision Entertainment has announces ex-HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen and Harry Potter producer David Barron are joining its executive team. Envision said the appointments have been made to help plans to expand aggressively in the international premium content space. Barron will focus on boosting Envision’s slate of high-end content, and Jensen will […]

November 15, 2021

Netflix boosts Japanese content

During last week’s Netflix Festival Japan 2021, the streaming service unveiled a list of 50 upcoming titles, including both anime and live-action. In a blog post, Kaata Sakamoto, VP, Content for Japan at Netflix, said: “While anime continues to be fundamental to our growth strategy — we are one of the biggest producers of anime […]

November 15, 2021

ANA books 20 Virgin Orbit flights

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has reserved 20 Virgin Orbit flights aboard the company’s LauncherOne rocket-plane. An earlier MoU established the relationship between the two. The updated MoU, signed on November 4th, and initialled by Virgin Orbit’s CEO Dan Hart and ANA’s EVP Koji Shibata, has one special condition: the flights must happen from Japan […]

November 9, 2021

Japan: SKY Perfect, Endeavor launch SPTV Bundesliga Live

Endeavor Streaming has been selected by SKY Perfect JSAT (SPTV), Japan’s largest satellite pay-TV company, as the official streaming provider for their new streaming service, SPTV Bundesliga Live. The service will be available to SPTV subscribers, as part of their TV bundle, and to non-SPTV subscribers through additional streaming subscription packages. The service is available on […]

November 2, 2021

MSX games on Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade, the UK cloud gaming platform, has announced an exclusive deal with Japan’s D4 Enterprise, which will see its MSX games joining Antstream’s library of games. MSX games developed by Compile Corporation including Super Cooks, Neo Golvellius, Nyanpi, Jyaboon Runner, and Jump Hero II: Life is Jyaboon will now be added to the Antstream […]

November 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Nippon TV signs deal for 30 Netflix titles

Nippon TV, Japan’s multiplatform entertainment company, has partnered with Netflix to make 30 of its drama series and entertainment shows available outside Japan, all across Asia. The first 15 titles have just started to stream, these include its 2011 drama series I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper, DEATH NOTE, which is a live-action drama based on a […]

November 1, 2021

Crunchyroll-Hime launches YouTube channel

Crunchyroll has announced the Vtuber debut of Crunchyroll-Hime, the brand’s princess mascot, with the launch of her very own YouTube channel. Hime’s debut stream premiered on October12th and she will stream every Tuesday and Thursday, chatting to fans worldwide about hot anime topics from Japan, exploring what’s new in gaming, and more. Hime will also […]

October 25, 2021