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WOWOW nabs HBO’s Beyonce doc for Japan

Pay-TV network WOWOW has picked up Japanese broadcast rights for HBO doc Beyoncé: Life is but a Dream.
May 30, 2013

Pay-TV network WOWOW has picked up Japanese broadcast rights for HBO doc Beyoncé: Life is but a Dream.

The documentary, which is exec produced by the pop star, garnered record ratings for the U.S. pay-TV network when it aired in February, with an audience of 1.8 million viewers making it HBO’s highest-rated doc in more than a decade.

Wowow has also picked up Japanese rights to stream the four-hour live global concert Sound of Change from London, at which Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be performing. The concert takes place on Saturday (June 1).

Kayo Washio, the head of WOWOW’s Los Angeles office, said: “With Beyoncé’s popularity in Japan, we are excited to bring the concert and documentary to our subscribers and expect the programming to a success for the network.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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