TOKYO, JAPAN, May 16, 2012 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced
today that beginning in July its dmarket® portal will offer
anime and music content on a convenient flat-rate basis for
smartphone and tablet users subscribing to DOCOMO's
"sp-mode" access service.
The new ANIME Store, expected to launch as Japan's largest
flat-rate anime distribution service, will offer 10,000
episodes of 500 anime titles for just 420 yen (tax
included) per month. Customers also will have access to
special content, such as interviews of celebrity anime fans
and famous voice actors, anime news and trends, special
campaigns and more.
The new MUSIC Store Selection service will offer unlimited
streaming via eight channels totaling 50 programs and more
than 2,000 songs for 315 yen (tax included) per month. The
content, centered on Japanese pop music, will be refreshed
periodically. Each channel will focus on a specific
category, such as special artists, top hits and more.
MUSIC Store Selection songs will be chosen from DOCOMO's
pay-per-download MUSIC Store service, which offers a vast
catalog of some one million songs.
Both Anime Store and Music Store Selection will require a
DOCOMO smartphone or DOCOMO tablet that runs on Android™
2.3 or higher and supports Digital Rights Management (DRM)
for audio-visual content.
DOCOMO's dmarket portal provides smartphone and tablet
users with a wide variety of content, including apps and
audio-visual content such as anime, music, e-books and much
more. Going forward, DOCOMO will continue to enhance its
dmarket portal for enriched mobile experiences.
About NTT DOCOMONTT DOCOMO is a world-leading
integrated-services company centered on mobility. The company
serves over 60 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced
wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one
of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its
unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading
developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile
payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance,
environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more.
Overseas, the company provides technical and operational
expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner
companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London
(NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.com
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of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.
sp-mode, dmarket, ANIME Store, MUSIC Store and MUSIC Store
Selection are only available to subscribers in Japan.
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