By 2019, more than 50% of TV households in Japan, the US, the UK, France and Germany will have smart TVs, according to IHS.
Euronews will be available for the first time in Japan on Hikari TVs IPTV platform.
NHK World TV, NHK’s international TV service in English, will launch a VOD service on its website on Monday, June 15.
German cable operator NetCologne will add three new HD channels to its portfolio on June 1, 2015.
Netflix has confirmed that it will launch in Japan this autumn. To facilitate close partnerships with consumer electronics makers and to work with Japanese film and TV creators, the company will soon open a regional office in Tokyo.
The Japanese government has said it plans to start 4K and 8K Ultra HD broadcasting on BS channels by 2018.
Swiss video-on-demand (VOD) platform operator Viewster has signed partnerships with licence holders Nippon Television Network, ADK and Kadokawa Media Factory to stream four Japanese animated series across Europe day and date with Japan.
Access has announced the integration of NetFront Browser NX in the Toshiba TV platform and the embedding of the browser for the world’s first commercially available Hybridcast TV in Japan.
Kansai TV, a commercial broadcaster in Osaka, Japan, has used Elemental video processing to encode 4K content in HEVC for terrestrial broadcast delivery over ISDB-T to an Ultra HD TV.
MIPTV 2014 – CANNNES. Anime streaming service Crunchyroll has signed an exclusive online distribution partnership with Fuji TV.