Sony Corp., Tokyu Corp., Kansai Electric Power Co. and Itochu Corp. said Tuesday they have agreed to begin content-distribution services on a commercial basis via broadband Webcasting.

A joint venture mainly run by the four, called All Planning Co., will be reorganized and renamed All Inc. on Wednesday. From the end of January, it will Webcast video news, weather forecasts, live sports and other programming. It will also offer chat rooms, movie previews and electronic books for downloading, the four companies said.

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