BBC Japan

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BBC Japan
Type Satellite
Country  Japan
Availability  Japan
Owner BBC
Launch date
December 1, 2004
Dissolved April 30, 2006

BBC Japan was a television channel from the BBC available via satellite in Japan. Similar in format to BBC Prime (now BBC Entertainment), BBC Japan showed such BBC programmes as Blackadder and Fawlty Towers, with many of them subtitled in Japanese.

The channel launched on December 1, 2004 and was available over Sky PerfecTV! 110 and 4th MEDIA. It was shut down just 2 years later.


On 20 March 2006, the BBC announced that its distributor JMC "no longer has the financial means to honour its contractual commitments to distribute the BBC Japan channel". On 24 April 2006, the BBC confirmed that BBC Japan would cease broadcasting on 30 April 2006.

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