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SoftBank launches OTT service

Japanese internet giant SoftBank has launched an OTT pay service for Japan’s smartphone and tablet owners. BBTV Next went live today offering subscribers the choice of three channels, including nets from Disney and BBC World News, out of a line-up of 12 for ¥1,058 (US$9.11) a month. SoftBank subsidiary TV Bank is operating the service, […]

Nippon launches digital arm to create Hulu shows

Japanese commercial broadcaster Nippon TV is launching a digital division that will create programming for its newly acquired Hulu Japan on-demand platform. The Cyber Business Strategy (CBS) division will integrate Nippon’s TV and internet businesses, and house Hulu and JoinTV, which is billed as a programme-linked social interaction viewing service. The unit will create programming […]

Hulu revenues to hit $1bn – CEO

US-based streaming service Hulu will break the US$1 billion revenue mark for the first time this year, its CEO said. This figure is up US$305 million on the broadcaster-backed service’s sales for 2012, and will cap an eventful year in which a sales process was scrapped and US$750 million of capital invested instead. Hulu CEO […]