TV Japan Annual Complimentary Preview to Bring "Big Smiles" October 15-31

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Open signal for customers to sample new fall programming on TV JAPAN and TV JAPAN HD in participating systems nationwide

With our special incentive cash-back and sweepstakes offers, this is a perfect opportunity to subscribe to TV JAPAN

International Media Distribution, the leading provider of in-language television programming in the US today announced the list of operators participating in this year’s TV JAPAN Complimentary Preview October 15-31. During this promotional window, customers of major carriers such as AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Verizon will be able to view the #1 global Japanese language channel without a subscription for a limited time.

This complimentary preview coincides with the fall premiere season, including the much anticipated NHK drama serial Massan, starring American actress Charlotte Kate Fox, TV Asahi’s most successful Japanese crime drama series AIBOU season 13, and a new anime based on a Japanese sports manga series Kuroko’s Basketball, and much more.

TV JAPAN and TV JAPAN HD will be available without a subscription during this special promotional period in select markets, courtesy of the operators listed below:

Operator (*Special Offers, restrictions apply). Market and Channel information also included.

AT&T U-verse (*Get one month free of TV JAPAN)    
National; TV JAPAN HD Channel 3681,
TV JAPAN Channel 3680

Verizon FiOS (*Complimentary preview extended until 11/3)            
National; TV JAPAN HD Channel 1769,
TV JAPAN Channel 1770

Time Warner Cable
(*Get 3 months free of TV JAPAN with a qualifying triple play)
National; Channel 1500.
Available in California, Carolinas, Texas, Midwest (Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana),Mountain West, New York/New Jersey, Northeast

(*Get TV JAPAN for $10 a month for 12 months with a qualifying triple play (California, Seattle, Colorado, Portland and Houston only)
Beltway Region (VA, MD, DC), Channel 674
California*, Channel 330
Colorado*, Channel 963
Houston*, Channel 584
Oregon/SW Washington*, Channel 693
Michigan/Indiana, Channel 674
Seattle*, Channel 245
Spokane, WA*, Channel 816
Chicago, Channel 674
Atlanta, Channel 393
Tupelo, MS, Channel 674

Las Vegas, NV, Channel 273
Northern Virginia, Channel 287
Orange County, Channel 422
Palos Verdes, Channel 450
San Diego, Channel 400

National; Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Channel 504
Lehigh Valley, PA, Channel 911

Click! Network            
Tacoma, WA, Channel 393

San Bruno Cable
(*Get TV JAPAN for 50% off for the first month. Offer expires 11/15/14)    
San Bruno, CA*, Channel 225

Champion Broadband    
Arcadia, CA, Channel 455

Sacramento, CA, Channel 501

Leesburg, VA, Channel 771

EnTouch (*Get one month free of TV JAPAN. Offer expires 10/31/14)    
Houston, TX, Channel 517

“We are pleased to offer our customers complimentary access to experience the richness of TV JAPAN programming first-hand.” said Kenichiro Takiguchi, President & CEO at TV JAPAN. “With our special incentive cash-back and sweepstakes offers, this is a perfect opportunity to subscribe to TV JAPAN.”

The TV JAPAN cash-back offer and sweepstakes promotion runs from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. New TV JAPAN subscribers are eligible for a $50 rebate if they subscribe during the promotional period. TV JAPAN will also conduct two drawings each month for a total of six sweepstakes with a variety of prizes, including round trip airfare to Japan. For Official Rules, qualifications, terms and conditions of this promotion, please visit

Customers have multiple ways to access programming information in both English and Japanese for TV JAPAN including the TV JAPAN website at, complimentary monthly printed glossy program guides mailed to customers’ homes and the TV JAPAN mobile application available at no charge through the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Marketplace.

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 News, live Sumo, historical dramas and others. More information is available at or call (877) TV-JAPAN.

About International Media Distribution
International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in-language programming in the U.S. for nearly two decades. IMD represents over 35 TV services with content from a variety of international sources: ABP News (Hindi), Antenna Satellite (Greek), ART (Arabic), ATV (Cantonese), CCTV-4 (Chinese), CTI-Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), Channel One Russia, Dom Kino (Russian), DW Amerika (German), Eros Now (Hindi), Filipino On Demand (Tagalog), Life OK (Hindi), Lifestyle Network (English/Tagalog) Mediaset Italia (Italian), Muzika Pervogo (Russian), Myx TV (English), Phoenix InfoNews (Chinese), Phoenix North America Chinese Channel (Chinese), Rai Italia (Italian), Rai News (Italian), Rai Premium (Italian), RTN (Russian), RTN+ (Russian), SBTN (Vietnamese), STAR India GOLD (Hindi), STAR India PLUS (Hindi), TFC (Filipino), Tivi5Monde (French), TV Asia (Hindi), TV JAPAN (Japanese), TV JAPAN HD (Japanese), TVK (Korean), TVK2 (Korean), TVK-Pop On Demand (Korean), TV5MONDE (French), TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand (French), VIJAY (Tamil), Vremya (Russian) and Zhong Want TV (Chinese).

International Media Distribution is an NBCUniversal company.

Shelly Kurtz, International Media Distribution
206-282-2762 direct, Shelly.kurtz(at)imd(dot)us(dot)com

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