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25 November, 2016

Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.

Introducing “the VR Factory for Media” Service with Solutions for Virtual Reality Media Companies

Hakuhodo DY Media Partners (HDYMP) is launching “the VR Factory for Media1“ service, a one-stop solution for media companies offering visual environments, distribution platforms, and content creation for virtual reality (VR) applications. HDYMP will be teaming up with Gateway Inc. to provide “the VR Factory for Media” service. (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo and is headed by President and CEO Hisao Omori. Gateway Inc. is headquartered in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture and headed by President and CEO Ryuta Nemoto.)


With 2016 being dubbed the first year of the virtual reality era, many companies are actively investing in the field and developing VR-related services. These trends have also encouraged our business partners in the media industry to invest their resources and run trials as well. Going forward, we are expecting even more business opportunities for boosting the value of media company content through VR technology. “The VR Factory for Media” is a complete solutions package that goes beyond the expected content creation services to include simple goggles for VR viewing, apps that allow users to view VR content on their smartphones, and payment functions/retail networks for selling VR content. As VR viewing environments become more widespread, our packages will expand further to include advertising distribution and more through VR Factory for Media platforms.


“The VR Factory for Media” has been adopted by Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (headquarter in Minato-ku, Tokyo and headed by President and CEO Akihiro Miki) for three popular programs on its “Cho! A&G+” internet radio station: “Sora Tokui no maaruku naare!”Sachika Misawa no rajio wo kiku janne!” and “Kotaro Nishiama no taroyume!” Seven Net Shopping began taking pre-orders from listeners and consumers on Tuesday, November 22. The service has also been adopted by “the Guchi kiite TONIGHT2 VR” program broadcast by the Nagasaki Broadcasting Company, Kumamoto Broadcasting Company, and Minaminihon Broadcasting Company. Seven Net Shopping begins taking pre-orders from listeners and consumers on the date of this release, Friday, November 25. Media companies have also decided to introduce the service as we look to provide more VR content in the days and months ahead.


As Hakuhodo DY Media Partners develops and provides content and services using virtual reality technologies, the value of media company content will begin to increase as well.


1“The VR Factory for Media” is a one-stop virtual reality solution for media companies by Hakuhodo DY Media Partners. The service is offered in collaboration with “Hakuhodo-VRAR”, a specialty VR/AR factory released on October 18, 2016 by Hakuhodo and Hakuhodo Product’s.

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