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Crunchyroll reveals 2023 Anime Awards winners

Crunchyroll, the ultimate anime destination for global fans, has revealed the winners for the seventh annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards in a star-studded live ceremony that honoured the creators, musicians, and performers powering the international love of the medium. The full list of winners is available on the Anime Awards website and can be found below. For the first […]

March 5, 2023

Synspective offers StriX-1 satellite

Tokyo-based Synspective is soon to launch its first commercial satellite, and says it should have 30 in its constellation by 2026. StriX-1 is the company’s third Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite following StriX-α and StriX-β, which were launched in December 2021 and March 2022 respectively with Rocket Lab. “Unlike the previous two satellites, which are […]

August 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

BBC acquires HBO Max’s Tokyo Vice

The BBC has acquired crime drama series Tokyo Vice. The series is co-produced by HBO Max, Endeavor Content and Japanese broadcaster WOWOW is based on American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat. Filmed on location in Tokyo and starring Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort as Adelstein, Academy Award nominee […]

April 13, 2022

Autentic Distribution reveals 2022 spring slate

Autentic Distribution is heading to MIPTV with 90 hours of new factual content added to its spring slate, including a long-running true crime series and brand-new science series. In Crime Time prosecutors, forensic scientists, police officers and profilers describe the cases they will not forget any time soon. They go on the hunt for serial […]

March 22, 2022

Sony staffer stole $154m for Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice says it has taken action to return more than $154 million allegedly stolen from a Sony-owned business by one of its employees. The stolen cash was converted into Bitcoin. The employee worked for Sony Life Assurance in Tokyo and the cash was allegedly diverted from the company when Sony attempted […]

December 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

C4 Paralympics hub on TikTok

Channel 4 has partnered with TikTok to create a Paralympics Hub on the platform, set to showcase the most captivating moments throughout the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Hub features a comprehensive schedule of Paralympics content from Channel 4, created by its Leeds based 4Studio, especially for the TikTok community. Content will include behind the […]

August 24, 2021

Darmah, using disguise, powers TV Azteca’s Tokyo Olympics coverage

Miami-based creative studio, Darmah, broke boundaries during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, when it went live with a full extended reality (xR) broadcast running a 4K workflow for TV Azteca Sports. The production, delivered by Darmah’s full turnkey dXR Stage, was powered by two disguise vx 4 media servers and six rx II render nodes, […]

August 24, 2021

Data: Olympic viewing up 7x on YouTube

Seven times the amount of hours of Olympic Games content were watched on YouTube during Tokyo 2020 compared with Rio 2016, according to a Blog post from the video-sharing site. “We worked with broadcasters around the world to deliver the most comprehensive viewing experience, including live streams of opening and closing ceremonies, clips of memorable […]

August 16, 2021

ATEME empowers NT PCL to broadcast Olympics across Thailand

ATEME, a specialist in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced its Kyrion encoders and decoders are providing contribution links to enable Thai operator National Telecom to distribute the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to all broadcasters across Thailand. The use of ATEME’s Kyrion encoders/decoders allows NT PCL to provide Thai […]

August 5, 2021

Olympic drives record digital engagement for Discovery

The opening week of the Olympic Games saw record numbers visit Discovery’s digital platforms. The desire of viewers to personalise their experience, by choosing to watch any of their national athletes or favourite sports, has seen new digital subscriptions in the first week of the Games reach double the total acquired around Olympic Winter Games […]

August 3, 2021