This news came out in some bit about a month ago (see links below), but it has been finalized now: Tokyo Broadcasting System. (TBS), Japan’s third-biggest TV broadcaster, will form a joint venture with mobile content provider Index Corp. and others to air TV programs over online and on mobiles…
TBS, Index and satellite TV broadcaster Sky Perfect will form a JV in January and plan to air 2006 FIFA World Cup programs for which Index has broadcasting rights over the Internet and cellular phones. The three firms would also ask other nationwide TV networks, including Japan’s biggest broadcaster Fuji Television Network to participate in the joint venture, they said.
– Japanese TV Broadcasters Close to Deal With Index
– TV Networks Consider Investing In Index Corp