TS News - Fuji, TBS Take Digital TV Stakes

TELE-satellit News, 3 September 1997

Fuji, TBS Take Digital TV Stakes
  TOKYO, Japan, 1997/09/03 (TS) -- Japan's impending digital satellite TV
war is drawing in the major commercial broadcasters. Tokyo Broadcasting
System (TBS) has announced it will take a 10 percent stake in PerfecTV, the
only current digital satelllite broadcaster. A few days ago, Fuji
Television bought a 25 percent stake in JSkyB, a joint venture between News
Corp, Softbank and Sony.

  PerfecTV began broadcasting in late 1996. DirecTV Japan plans to begin
its service in December 1997 and will be joined by JSkyB in spring 1998.
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