Turner moves deeper into Japan

Rose Major

Tturner Broadcasting’s Japanese subsidiary is adding five channels to its roster, following the acquisition of Japan Image Communications (JIC).

Japan Entertainment Network is adding Tabi Channel, Mondo21, Nittere Plus, Act On TV and Fox Life. Currently, JEN operates Cartoon Network Japan, which reaches 6.5 million homes.

JIC has been producing cable and satellite channels in Japan since 1996. Tabi Channel and Mondo21 offer original programming, with Tabi focusing on food and travel programming. Mondo21 airs “sexy” programming as well as motoring and variety shows.