Paramount+ launches in Japan

Streamer Paramount+ has officially debuted in Japan with its launch on cable and broadband giant J:COM, and via the on-demand offering of premium pay channel Wowow. Paramount said its streaming service was now present in all the top ten international SVOD growth markets. J:COM and Wowow are making Paramount+ available to their subscribers at no […]

Paramount+ to debut in Japan via J:COM and WOWOW

Paramount Global’s streaming service Paramount+ will launch in Japan in partnership with local cable provider J:COM and pay TV operator WOWOW, before the end of this year. Paramount+ will debut in Japan on December 1 via J:COM and WOWOW’s on-demand services, available to subscribers at no additional costs. Japan marks the second country of the […]

WOWOW Japan plots recovery after bruising 2022

Japanese pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has posted full-year financials for a bruising 2022 with its CEO admitting that it “continues to struggle in the midst of major market and lifestyle changes triggered by the coronavirus disaster”. President and CEO Akira Tanaka said the company’s financials and operating results had been hit by “the rise of […]

NENT Group makes new international plans with Viaplay Select

In a fresh twist to its international expansion plans, Nordic Entertainment/Viaplay has launched a branded content concept, Viaplay Select, that will be available through partner platforms in selected markets starting with Japan. The group has meanwhile also revealed that its paid subscriber base role by over half in the year to March, fuelled by a […]

Japan’s Wowow taps NPAW for On Demand service

Japanese satellite pay TV channel operator Wowow has tapped Spain-based quality assurance and analytics specialist Nice People at Work (NPAW) to support its recently launched Wowow On Demand offering. Wowow, through technology partner Innotech Corp, has integrated NPAW’s video intelligence software to support access to its content via OTT for mobile and tablet users. NPAW […]

WOWOW appoints new board members in senior management shakeup

Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster WOWOW has revealed senior level management changes. Five new members have been elected to WOWOW’s board of directors. They include three executives who have joined WOWOW from outside companies: Hideki Tashiro, who joins the company from TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television), will oversee both the programming and production capacities at […]