All Major Commercial TV Broadcasters And Two Biggest Ads Agencies Shake Hands For Yahoo! Japan Streaming Video Site

Yahoo! Japan announced [J] that their last year acquiring video streaming service Gyao [J] got investment from TV Asahi Corporation(TV Asahi), Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.(TBS), TV TOKYO Corporation(TV Tokyo), Dentsu Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.

Yahoo! Gyao already was invested by Nippon Television Network Corporation(Nippon TV) and Fuji Television Network, Inc.(Fuji TV), this means all 5 major commercial TV networks in Japan will own stake of web broadcasting capable company.

Dentsu and Hakuhodo (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners are jointly invested by three ads agencies including Hakuhodo.) are 2 biggest advertising agencies in Japan. Both of them are close to those commercial TV networks, and Japanese internet ads networks such like Yahoo and Google.

By this, Yahoo! Gyao may be able to enhance its TV program distribution, like Hulu doing in USA.

January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 1)

Last week our RSS subscribers passed over 5,000, which is a good milestone. Twitter followers also increased to 400. Following @asiajin also will notify our latest articles. Thank you so much.

Here is the first half of January Japanese IT/Web interesting news links we did not take as a dedicated article. (part 2 is here)

Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise noted.

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As you see, we know a lot things to write but contributors time are limited. So we are looking for authors. We will help Japanese research/reading part so do not worry if your Japanese is not perfect.

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