Yomiuri Giants video streaming service

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  • #20364

    Kenichi Kaneda
    Participant

    Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) announced that for a limited period starting Tuesday, July 25, 2017 until Friday, October 13, 2017, professional baseball games hosted by the Yomiuri Giants will be available through a global online streaming platform.
    A special website titled “Yomiuri Giants Complete Worldwide Broadcast!” will be accessible during the limited time period through which all 31 games hosted by the Yomiuri Giants will be streamed live. What’s more, each game will be available for on-demand viewing one hour after its live streaming, allowing fans to watch all the games as much as they want during the limited time period. Subscribers normally pay a monthly flat rate of 9.80 USD, but the five games in July will be available free of charge to commemorate the first-ever worldwide rollout.1 Nippon TV is honored to have the opportunity to respond to the needs of baseball fans overseas.

    Streaming period: July 25, 2017 – October 13, 2017
    Available games: All 31 games hosted by the Yomiuri Giants during the limited period
    Free online streaming: 5 games in July
    (3 games vs Toyo Carp, 2 games vs DeNA Baystars)
    Subscription fee: 9.80 USD per month
    Available regions: All countries and regions worldwide (excluding Japan and Taiwan)
    Website: “Yomiuri Giants Complete Worldwide Broadcast!”
    Transmission mode: Online streaming
    Compatible devices: Personal computers (Windows and Mac)
    Smart phones (Android and OS)

    1. Monthly fixed subscription fee of 9.80 USD for August and September only. September subscription fee includes October games.

    #20365

    Kenichi Kaneda
    Participant

    Here is the URL
    http://kaigai.nittele.jp/

    #20374

    Gen
    Keymaster

    Interesting. Thank you for the link.

    #24486

    Jeff
    Participant

    Missed all news of this until now, but since “Nippon TV is honored to have the opportunity to respond to the needs of baseball fans overseas,” I’d like to ask them to partner with the Pacific League streaming service and offer a single plan for viewing every NPB game — preseason, regular season, and postseason — just like MLB.tv. Get it together already.

    #24492

    Gen
    Keymaster

    It’s unfortunate, but a joint streaming service probably isn’t going to happen all that soon (and certainly not one run by the Pacific League, the Central League probably won’t go for that). Even the best option in Japan right now, SpoNavi Live, is missing games from Hiroshima and Yomiuri. DAZN Japan carries Hiroshima games, but the stream is geo-blocked for Hiroshima prefecture.

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    #24521

    Jeff
    Participant

    You are no doubt correct. But since NTV is “honored” to respond, we ought to let them know exactly what we want.

    #24523

    Gen
    Keymaster

    Heh. The only thing is, I’m not really sure if the general public in Japan is as hooked into watching multiple teams. The market here isn’t quite the same as the US. I think most fans are fine with just being able to watch one team/game. And I have a feeling the fans that want to watch multiple teams/games get their fix through satellite packages.

    #24529

    Jeff
    Participant

    Perhaps that’s the result of having no choice. Are there parallels in other entertainment products in which consumers are happy with limited choice?

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