Astro does deal for Japanese content

Malaysian pay TV giant has inked a deal with Japanese talent agency and prodco Yoshimoto and Hong Kong’s Content Land, and will distribute their content throughout Southeast Asia. A raft of Japanese drama, factual and unscripted content is now available on the Astro’s Quan Jia HD channel. As part of its Japanese line-up, it will […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]