NTT DOCOMO Joins Forces with Far EasTone Telecommunications

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Monday, September 13, 2021

NTT DOCOMO joins forces with Far EasTone Telecommunications to build the global mobile content market in the rising 5G era.

FREMONT, CA: NTT DOCOMO, INC. collaborates with Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (FET), one of Taiwan's biggest mobile operators, on streaming Japanese multi-angle video content using FET's friDay Video service in Taiwan to build the global markets for mobile content in the rising 5G era.

The program will assist DOCOMO in determining the popularity and price points for Japanese multi-angle content in the Taiwanese market as initiative of the company's more extensive attempt to distribute Japanese mobile video content outside of Japan as 5G becomes more prevalent.

While watching video content like concerts, stage performances, or sports, multi-angle video enables viewers to adjust camera angles for highly individualized viewing experiences.

"KIMETSU NO YAIBA the Stage," based on the popular Japanese manga "Demon Slayer," is a musical that combines the worlds of manga and stage performance. From September 15, 2021, until August 31, 2022, a multi-angle presentation of the musical will be available on-demand with Chinese subtitles on FET's New windowfriDay Video platform.

Movies, dramas, concerts, animations, cartoons, puppet performances, news, and more are available on the friDay Video platform. It works with multi-angle video footage that can be viewed on smartphones, computers, tablets, and smart televisions.

In February and October-November of last year, "KIMETSU NO YAIBA the Stage" was played live in Tokyo and broadcasted nationwide through "d Anime Store," DOCOMO's anime video-streaming service in Japan.

FET is working to increase its multi-angle content offerings, including Japanese entertainment like anime, which is quite popular in Taiwan. DOCOMO and FET will continue to work together in the future to bring viewers in Taiwan new ways to experience mobile video content in the 5G age.