|Japanese digital satellite broadcasting
began on December 1 of last year. I have noticed two things while
watching this new form of broadcasting.
First, there is the high quality of the Hi-Vision news programs,
which began with the start of digital broadcasting. These have exceeded
all expectations. In addition to delivering a more true-to-life
presentation of the studio newscasters, it seems as if we can see
every detail of the coverage location. In all, it permits the delivery
of a completely different sense of realism in news programming.
It is a very fresh, new mode of visual expression.
The second point I noticed, or reconfirmed, was the remarkable increase
in the dynamism of sports programs. For this reason, even replays
of action from old events like the Sydney Olympics or the U.S. major
leagues are utterly absorbing.
Hi-Vision will continue to give us new kinds of impressions and
discoveries that differ from those of conventional television broadcasting.
| Osamu YAMADA, publisher, Director-General
Junji KUMADA, editor-in-chief
Naoki KAWAI, editor
Kazumasa KOBAYASHI, editor
Yasushige ASHINA, editor
Takashi KAWAI, editor
Hiroyuki KOYAMA, editor
Layout & Design :
Yohko OHTA, Masami OHNISHI,
DTP : Media-jin, Inc.