Softbank, the Japanese investment conglomerate that recently held acquisition talks with DreamWorks Animation, has launched a new streaming service for Japanese smartphone users. It allows them to sign up for individual speciality channels instead of the standard channel bundle.
Called BBTV Next, with Softbank subsidiary TV Bank acting as the operator, the service bowed today with 12 channels on offer, including Music Japan TV, Cinefile Next and Disney Channel. Subscribers to rival NTT’s DoCoMo and KDDI’s Au smartphone services can also sign up.
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