January 8, 1991 |
Pioneer Electronic Corp., a major Japanese maker of audio products, said Monday that U.S.-based Paramount Communications Inc. had approached it with an offer to sell its motion pictures division. A Pioneer official said his company declined the offer, one of several reportedly made by the U.S. entertainment and publishing giant to Japanese companies. But Paramount denied that it sounded out several Japanese companies about a possible sale. "It is a falsehood.
August 20, 1992 |
MTV to Debut in Japan: MTV will begin broadcasting customized programming in Japan this fall under an affiliation agreement, a network statement said. The service will be broadcast by Music Channel Co. Ltd., a Tokyo company that is a joint venture of Pioneer Electronic Corp., TDK Corp. and Tokyu Agency Inc. Japanese viewers will be able to receive the music video service on satellite and cable systems. Music Channel will introduce MTV with free promotional broadcasts starting in October.