EuroNews launches on broadband in Japan

MUMBAI: EuroNews expands its distribution in Asia and launches on broadband in Japan. The news broadcaster has concluded an agreement with The New Media Group (TNMG), based in Tokyo, for the launch of the channel in Japan.

Beginning in November, the international news channel in Europe will be available on The World On Demand IPTV platform owned and operated by TNMG, according to an official release.

Initially, the channel will be broadcast in English and French, eventually expanding to include additional languages, as EuroNews also broadcasts simultaneously in German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

EuroNews has also signed an agreement with Hamers Company, based in Yokohama, for the distribution of EuroNews in hotels within Japan.

EuroNews chairman and CEO Philippe Cayla said: "EuroNews is available in this part of the world in India, in Australia and in New Caledonia, we also are already distributed in IPTV in Hong-Kong and now Japan. We are pleased to have an agreement with for The New Media Group to also launch EuroNews on "The World On Demand" platform in Korea and Taiwan next year. We are also starting to expand the distribution of the channel in hotel rooms first in Japan and later throughout Asia"

“The vision of the World on Demand is to bring together communities and deliver a user experience comprised of high brand-value VOD and linear channels along with community management tools,” said TNMG president Randy McGraw. “Our alliance with EuroNews – which is one of the best news brands in Europe – is exactly the type of content that our user communities want.”

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