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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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