PointCast expands to Japan

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PointCast has formed an alliance with Trans Cosmos, a Japan-based technology company, to form PointCast Japan. The alliance will form a similar network that delivers news and information directly to a viewer's screen. The Japanese version of the PointCast Network will broadcast the latest news and information via the Internet and corporate intranets in Japanese with content from Japanese content providers. Both PointCast and Trans Cosmos will provide support to the joint venture, which will operate a local broadcast facility and manage content acquisition, advertising sales and marketing locally in Japan.

Copyright February 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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