Advanced Television


Japan: KDDI enhances video app to boost ROI of 5G

VisualOn, a streaming software provider, has announced that KDDI has selected the VisualOn Media Player to power video playback offer on its popular au Smart Pass service. Subscribers can now experience the highest quality video, including multiple synchronised streams, on the Smart Pass app. With its base of more than 40 million customers, KDDI has […]

August 7, 2020

Japan: Pay-TV growing despite Covid

Japan’s total pay-TV services revenue is set to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9 per cent during 2019-2024, increasing from $8.9 billion (€7.6bn) in 2019 to $9.8 billion in 2024, according to revised pay-TV forecasts from data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Japan Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report indicates that the overall […]

July 24, 2020

NHK loses ‘modified TV licence fee’ case

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has lost a court action concerning its annual licence fee. It is the first time than NHK has lost such an action. The case concerned a viewer who had modified his TV with a signal filter to not receive signals from NHK and was thus not required to pay the license […]

June 29, 2020By Chris Forrester

Plume & J:COM partner for Smart Home services

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable TV operator serving more than 5.5 million subscribers, and Smart Home services pioneer Plume, have announced an expanded partnership where J:COM will distribute Plume’s platform to cable operators throughout Japan. Japanese cable operators now have the ability to offer Plume’s advanced Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform for the smart […]

June 29, 2020

DAZN to stream all EPL games in Spain, Canada, Japan

DAZN, the global sports streaming service, will show all 92 remaining Premier League fixtures live and exclusively in Canada, Japan and Spain when the 2019/20 season resumes on June 17th. DAZN has the exclusive live media rights for coverage of the Premier League in Canada, Japan and Spain for the three seasons between 2019 and […]

June 5, 2020