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Japan Moves to Integrate Broadcasting, Internet

Tuesday, 03 July 2012

Japan’s MIC announced at a June conference in Tokyo a “Smart TV” program, to incentivize integration of broadcasting and internet applications.  The program, launching with demonstration experiments in FY 2012 and 2013, foresees increased seamless interaction between video-enabled devices ranging from phones to TV sets, and smooth movement of content around this new ecology.   Cooperative development of the concepts and related equipment in developing-country markets (e.g. in Southeast Asia) is foreseen.  

An MIC presentation on the program can be downloaded here.

   

SkyPerfectv! launches mobile channel

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Variety Asia Online - Cable and satellite platform Sky Perfectv! will launch a new contents channel for cell phone users, in cooperation with telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo, on April 21.

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