Fox Networks Plans to Apply for 2nd Digital Channel in Japan, Nikkei Says

News Corp.’s Fox Networks Group will seek a Japanese government license for a second channel to offer a digital satellite broadcasting service it wants to start next year, Nikkei English News reported, citing an interview with Fox Networks Chief Executive Officer Tony Vinciquerra.

About six new channels may be approved later this year to use bandwidth now occupied by analog broadcast satellite service, which will end in July 2011, Nikkei said. The Communications Ministry is accepting applications through tomorrow, Nikkei said.

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