Consortium to Trial Train TV Broadcast
Nippon Television Network, Japan Telecom and the East Japan Railway Co. group announced that they would start a joint experiment to air TV news inside trains. Japan Telecom will transmit the news to monitors inside trains via wireless LAN (local area network) devices installed at JR East stations. The partners plan to begin commercial operations from around July this year.
The news to be aired in the test, which will originally cover Nippon Television’s news-only satellite and other broadcast programmes, will last about 90 seconds and air at 15-minute intervals. The service will include news flashes in the event of major news. The experiment will take place on weekdays on JR East’s Keihin Tohoku/Negishi lines, spanning from north to south from Saitama to Kanagawa prefectures through Tokyo. Via: FinanceAsia.com