Tokyo, Japan, Feb 27, 2014 - KDDI Corporation today announced it will launch the Japan first cloud gaming service on its Cable TV networks powered by Ubitus on the ‘Smart TV Box’ starting from March 1st.
GameNow™ turns ‘Smart TV Box’ into a powerful game console, bringing consumers instant video gaming experience unavailable before right from the box. Without the hassle of loading discs, time-consuming downloads and long installation times, consumers can now play console-quality video games on demand, including blockbuster titles like Konami PES, SEGA Sonic that usually require high-end hardware to play.
KDDI has launched its first ‘Smart TV Box’ back in Nov 2012, and going to provide Ubitus’ GameNow™ cloud gaming service from March 1st 2014 initially with J:COM and JCN, the top- two nationwide cable TV providers owned by KDDI. As an initial promotion, KDDI is offering all users two months free trial and the first 5,000 subscribers a gamepad for free.
KDDI is committed to the cable television industry and will continue to enhance customers’ satisfaction by bringing more attractive services and contents to the ’Smart TV Box’ users.
Ubitus Inc., the technology leader in deploying cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions, including patented GameCloud® , for device manufacturers, wired/wireless communication service providers, telecommunication operators and digital content developers. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company now has over 200 employees and offices in United States, Japan, Korea and China.