Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

Jun 2, 2016

Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

With Japan attracting a record-breaking influx of foreign tourists, broadcasters Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. and NHK are stepping up broadcasting overseas aimed at promoting tourism in Japan. Sky Perfect operates local-language channels in four Southeast Asian countries through its subsidiary Wakuwaku Japan Corp., which ...

Ex-catcher Garagiola, a talented broadcaster for decades, dies at 90

Mar 24, 2016

Ex-catcher Garagiola, a talented broadcaster for decades, dies at 90

Joe Garagiola, who turned a modest major league catching career into a 57-year run as a popular broadcaster in the sports world and beyond, died Wednesday. He was 90. The Arizona Diamondbacks announced his death before their exhibition game against San Francisco, and there ...

Jan 8, 2016

NHK may oust anchor of popular news show 'Close-up Gendai'

NHK is considering revamping its popular news program “Close-up Gendai” and ditching anchorwoman Hiroko Kuniya, who has helmed the incisive current affairs show for more than 20 years, broadcasting sources said Friday. The change, being considered for this spring, would mean the loss of ...

Japanese broadcasters launch online platform for viewing TV shows

Jan 8, 2016

Japanese broadcasters launch online platform for viewing TV shows

Television broadcasters are seeking new revenue streams from online content in a nation increasingly glued to smartphones and not to the box. Young people in particular are spurning traditional TV. Five major commercial networks headquartered in Tokyo have jointly launched a free service named ...