Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, will join with Tohokushinsha Film Corp. to launch the Playboy Channel on cable in Japan Oct. 1. The 24-hour premium subscription service is 80% owned by Tohokushinsha and 20% by Playboy. The new service will become the second full-time international Playboy TV network to be created. The first, Playboy TV UK/Benelux, was announced in May and is launching as a joint venture among Playboy, Flextech and BSkyB.
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