BroadwayHD Partners With Shochiku Co. Ltd to Bring Services to Japan
BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater with more than 270 productions, has signed an agreement with Shochiku Co. Ltd., one of Japan's leading entertainment companies, to introduce premium live theater content to Japan. The agreement covers a variety of shows over a multi-year term. The influx of live theater entertainment will lead to the creation of the Shochiku Broadway Cinema Series, a separate programming offering flagged for BroadwayHD productions. These offerings will be added to Shochiku's current distribution of Met Live content. Release dates and titles will be announced at a later date.
"Japan has one of the best live theater fanbases in the world with a rich history of supporting the arts. Our agreement with Shochiku is just the beginning of what we think will be a successful relationship that help introduce BroadwayHD to the territory. It also continues a global expansion of the platform that includes the U.K., India, Germany, Australia, and many more," said BroadwayHD co-founders, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley.
Tetsuya Okazaki, Shochiku Co., Ltd. Executive Director, commented, "The most exciting thing is working with BroadwayHD, the greatest leading platform for streaming live theater. We are honored and excited to have a new business partner and extremely proud of our project. Premium live theater content is an important area of growth for Shochiku. We are very excited to present these contents and are looking forward to continued progress in all our efforts."
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all across the globe with both classic and modern productions. Fans can expect to see the full works of Shakespeare, awe-inspiring performances from Cirque du Soleil and a selection of the world's greatest musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Billy Elliot, Cats, Les Miserables, and Sweeney Todd. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience. BroadwayHD will add new titles to the platform every month.