Market Overview

Operators Offer Special Free Preview of TV JAPAN November 1-15, 2012


Free preview adds to TV JAPAN's “Connect More” initiative featuring special rebate offer, referral program and sweepstakes

Centennial, CO (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

Operators from coast to coast are offering customers a free preview of the number one Japanese channel in North America, TV JAPAN for a limited time. During the two week free preview event November 1-15, customers will be able to enjoy a variety of high profile movies, dramas, documentaries and sports.

The following operators have confirmed their commitment to International Media Distribution to provide open access during this promotional viewing opportunity:


  •     California, Channel 330
  •     Washington, Channel 245 (Western Washington) & Channel 816 (Spokane/Inland NW)
  •     Colorado, Channel 963
  •     Oregon/SW Washington, Channel 693
  •     Texas, Channel 584
  •     Illinois, Channel 674
  •     Michigan, Channel 674
  •     Mississippi, Channel 674
  •     Indiana, Channel 674
  •     Washington DC/MD/VA, Channel 674
  •     Georgia, Channel 393

Time Warner Cable

  •     Los Angeles, CA, Channel 607
  •     San Diego, CA, Channel 680
  •     Desert Cities, CA, Channel 799
  •     San Antonio, TX, Channel 701 (SD) & Channel 713 (HD)
  •     Ohio, Channel 859
  •     New York/New Jersey, Channel 514 (HD) & Channel 515 (SD)
  •     North Carolina & South Carolina, Channel 868
  •     Rochester & Buffalo, NY, Channel 1244
  •     Albany, NY, Channel 945
  •     Syracuse, NY, Channel 685


  •     Orange County, CA, Channel 422
  •     Palos Verdes, CA, Channel 450
  •     San Diego, CA, Channel 400
  •     Northern Virginia, Channel 287

Verizon FiOS (National), Channel 1770
AT&T U-verse (National), Channel 3680
RCN (DC, IL, MA, NY, PA), Channel 504
Frontier Communications (National), Channel 1770
EnTouch (TX), Channel 517
Champion Broadband (CA), Channel 455
OpenBand (VA), Channel 771
Click! Network (WA), Channel 393
Surewest (CA), Channel 501
San Bruno Cable (CA), Channel 225
Norwood Light (MA), Channel 507
Matanushka Telephone Association (AK), Channel 220

During this special free preview event, TV JAPAN will broadcast several special programs such as the 1998 classic Bayside Shakedown and drama series Blackboard (TBS). Other highlights include several shows that premiered in October, such as drama serials Jun & Ai, Legal High (FUJI TELEVISION), season ten of Partners (TV Asahi); variety shows VS Arashi (FUJI TELEVISION), GOCHI Dinner is on YOU Tonight! (NIPPON TELEVISION) and much more.

The free preview will kick off a three month TV JAPAN campaign entitled “Connect More,” which will also feature a rebate offer, referral campaign and sweepstakes. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes via TV JAPAN's website by visiting and completing a short survey. Prizes for the sweepstakes will include tickets to screenings held in New York and Los Angeles of Bayside Shakedown: THE FINAL, as well as a roundtrip vacation package to Japan and an HDTV.

The three month referral and rebate campaign will run from November 1st to January 31st. New subscribers are eligible for a $25 rebate, as are those who refer a friend to subscribe to TV JAPAN. Submission of a rebate form and proof of subscription will be required. For more information, consumers should visit

For more information on the free preview and Connect More campaign, please visit To subscribe to TV JAPAN, customers should call their local television provider.

About International Media Distribution
International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in‐language programming in the U.S. for over a decade. IMD represents over 30 TV services with content from a variety of international sources: APB News (Hindi), Antenna Satellite (Greek), ART (Arabic), ATV (Cantonese), Bollywood Hits On Demand (Hindi), CCTV‐4 (Chinese), CTI Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), Channel One Russia, DW (German), Filipino On Demand (Tagalog), Life OK (Hindi), Lifestyle Network (Tagalog/English), Mediaset Italia (Italian), Myx TV (English), Phoenix InfoNews (Chinese), Phoenix North America Chinese Channel, Rai Italia (Italian), RTN (Russian), RTN Plus (Russian), SBTN (Vietnamese), STAR India GOLD (Hindi), STAR India PLUS (Hindi), TFC & TFC-E (Filipino), Tele5 (Polish), TVKPop On Demand (Korean), TV Polonia, TV Asia (Hindi), TV JAPAN, TV JAPAN HD, TVK (Korean), TVK2 (Korean), TV5MONDE (French), TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand (French), and VIJAY (Tamil).

TV JAPAN is the nation's only 24 hour premium Japanese language network serving subscribers throughout North America including Hawaii. TV Japan programming consists of live NHK News, dramas, movies, sports, educational and children programming as well as other popular programs currently aired in Japan. TV Japan also offers entertainment programs from other networks in Japan. Bilingual programs in both Japanese and English are offered for live News, live Sumo, historical dramas and others. More information is available at or call (877) TV-JAPAN.

Media Contact

Shelly Kurtz
International Media Distribution
206-282-2762 direct
206-999-9030 mobile
shelly.kurtz (at)

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