Oct 27, 2014

Sanyo to hand over N. American TV business to Funai

Sanyo Electric Co. plans to hand over its television operations in North America to Funai Electric Co., informed sources said Sunday. The sale is part of efforts by parent Panasonic Corp. to improve profitability. Funai currently sells liquid crystal display TVs in North America ...

Murdoch's Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid

Aug 6, 2014

Murdoch's Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid

Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. The surprise announcement appeared to cut short what many investors had viewed as an ...

Jul 22, 2014

NHK president says no fee cuts soon

President Katsuto Momii said Tuesday that NHK won’t be able to cut viewer subscription fees before April 2018. “It will be financially tough during the next three years and it is unlikely we can achieve a fee cut,” Momii said in an interview. He ...

Japan a key battleground for BBC's expansion in Asia

May 2, 2014

Japan a key battleground for BBC's expansion in Asia

by Elizabeth Kerr

Judging from the activity on the floor at February’s BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool, England, television is most definitely not dead. Over 700 buyers and distributors descended on the BT Convention Centre to investigate what was new (“The Game,” “The Musketeers”) and what was ...