By Mike Ueda
¥ Japan DBS: 1M Subscribers In Less Than 2 Years
The number of subscribers to Japan's digital satellite broadcasting services by SKYPerfecTV and DirecTV exceeded 1 million as of August 31, 1998. SKYPerfecTV reported that it added 38,000 subscribers in August for a total subscriber count of 834,000 at the month's end. SKYPerfecTV launched October 1996. DirecTV captured 15,000 subscribers in August, for a subscriber total of 167,400 since its launch in December 1997. Japan's analog satellite broadcasting subscribers total more than 10 million.