September 29, 2008

Japan’s Jupiter Mulling BS Service

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's top cable television operator Jupiter Telecommunications Co. is considering starting broadcast satellite-based TV service, President Tomoyuki Moriizumi said Monday.

The firm is considering acquiring one of the new BS channels set to become available in 2011, when Japan's TV broadcasting goes fully digital, Moriizumi said in an interview with Jiji Press.

Jupiter Telecommunications, better known as J:Com, aims to broaden its customer base by starting the BS service, he said.

The firm hopes to find partners from among content holders in the BS service, Moriizumi said.

Japan's communications ministry plans to add eight to 18 digital BS TV channels in 2011.END

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