Hiroko Ozawa


Star Channel becomes HBO’s Japanese partner

Japanese premium movie net Star Channel has become the territory’s exclusive home of HBO programming. An exclusive deal means subscribers to Sony Pictures Entertainment-backed Star will be the first to see HBO movies and series in Japan. It already has rights to key series such as Game of Thrones. Time Warner-owned HBO has a similar […]

BBC First launching with Sony in Japan

BBC Worldwide’s new channel brand BBC First is launching as a programming block on Sony Pictures Television’s mystery-themed network in Japan. The deal to place Brit content on SPT Networks’ AXN Mystery channel marks BBC First’s first branded programming block, and comes after the brand launched as a full channel in Australia. In Japan, the […]