Netflix links with SoftBank, plans originals

Subscriptions to streaming service Netflix will be sold through telecommunications firm SoftBank when it launches in Japan on September 2. A deal with the mobile phone provider will allow customers to purchase Netflix subscriptions through SoftBank shops, major electronics outlets, the SoftBank website and call centres. Additionally, SoftBank will begin pre-installing Netflix on its smartphone […]

CBS Studios inks Japanese SVOD deal

Programming from CBS Studios International will launch on smartphones and tablets in the Japanese market. The distributor has extended the scope of an existing deal with Japan’s Avex Entertainment and will make its series available on UULA, a mobile video-on-demand service operated jointly by Avex and mobile telco Softbank. Titles include NCIS (pictured), NCIS: Los […]