Satnews Daily
September 30th, 2013

Globecast—Japan Joins In (SatBroadcasting™—Content)

[SatNews] Globecast has added Japanese content to its MyGlobeTV platform in the United States.

Toei Japan Channel and Fishing Vision have selected this platform for their launch in the United States market. MyGlobeTV is a consumer television service available in the United States that brings international and genre-based audiovisual content directly to subscribers via broadband. The fastest growing source of international content in the United States, MyGlobeTV delivers premium programming from around the globe to television or any connected device.

Toei Japan Channel is a general entertainment channel for the whole family, featuring movies, TV shows, and educational and children's programming from the vast Toei library, with popular favorites such as "Yakuza's Ladies," "Shogun's Ninja" (aka "Shadow Warriors")," "Aibou" (Season 1), "Kikaider," and more titles on the way.

Direct from Japan comes the popular Fishing Vision channel, a high-definition channel for lovers of fishing and nature, featuring popular Japanese anglers traveling to fishing spots all over Japan and overseas to experience the pleasure and excitement of the sport. Some of the unique programs from Fishing Vision are "Lure Freak," "Sugoi Hour," and the long-running "Gojohan Wolf."

The two channels are available to consumers as part of the MyGlobeTV Japanese Basic package—subscribers can enjoy this content using the MyGlobeTV set-top box, available separately, or via the free MyGlobeTV app, which was released this summer in the iTunes® and Google Play app stores.

For broadcasters wishing to join the platform, MyGlobeTV offers a total end-to-end solution that includes a robust content ingestion, delivery, and management system; signal transportation and encoding; multiplatform distribution; marketing; retail distribution; and customer care. With MyGlobeTV, broadcasters can develop new revenue streams and expand their viewer base by reaching markets not easily accessed via direct-to-home satellite.