Hulu Japan seals BBC World News deal with TVT

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 07 May 2015

Video-on-demand (VOD) service Hulu Japan will add BBC World News to its content library following a deal fulfilled by independent media management company TVT.

TVT will repackage and translate content and captioning into both English and Japanese, and manage the related metadata for BBC World News programmes such as Hardtalk, The Travel Show, Click and Our World.

"Our experience of working within Japan and with the BBC is what truly makes this a great fit. VOD providers such as Hulu expect high quality and consistent content which conforms to their strict criteria for video encoding and metadata and our knowledge of the market and the requirements of VOD platforms means we are able to deliver exactly that," said Kim Thesiger, TVT.

TVT has helped deliver regional Japanese content for 21 years, and is now responsible for subtitling and dubbing documentary and current affairs programmes for the channel, as well as a closed caption service for hard of hearing viewers. It also delivers content to Netflix, Comcast, UPC, Mediaset, Multichoice and Canal.

"The new agreement with BBC World News complements the work we already do with them. We look forward to kick-starting our work for Hulu Japan, and helping to deliver great, local content," adds Thesiger