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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.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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