Jun, 20 2018 15:36 JST

Source: NTT DOCOMO

DOCOMO Adds Amateur Sports Site to dmenu "Sports"

- Invests in ookami, inc. through NTT DOCOMO Ventures -

TOKYO, Jun, 20 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has launched "Amateur Sports Site Powered by Player!" within its dmenu "Sports" portal to provide scores and news on amateur sports fixtures, expanding mobile access by DOCOMO customers to an unrivaled range of sports entertainment. DOCOMO also announced today that it invested in sports entertainment developer ookami, inc. on June 4 through its wholly owned subsidiary, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, to strengthen sporting content offerings and partnership opportunities.

The collaborative undertaking, "Amateur Sports Site Powered by Player!", provides results, news and schedules for amateur sports leagues such as the soccer Takamado Cup, Tokyo Big6 Baseball League, Kanto university rugby and Kanto university baseball.

DOCOMO's dmenu "Sports" smartphone portal already covers 18 genres of sport, including pro baseball, J.League soccer, international soccer, tennis, golf and more.

ookami's "Player!" live-game sports service is especially popular among millennial fans seeking live game scores and updates as well as the enjoyment of communicating with other viewers in real time.

Going forward, DOCOMO will continue strengthening its offerings in both amateur and professional sports to provide customers with maximum access to sports media, including by exploring additional opportunities for collaborations with ookami that will contribute to Japan's expanding sports culture in the lead-up to 2020.

About NTT DOCOMO Ventures

NTT DOCOMO Ventures, the NTT Group's corporate venture capital firm, aims to accelerate innovation for creation of new services, disruptive technologies and innovative processes serving as a primary channel for startup companies and venture communities on behalf of the NTT Group, Japan's leading ICT service provider. We proactively enhance cooperation with exceptional entrepreneurs on a worldwide scale by providing capital from our corporate venture funds and vast business development opportunities with the NTT Group companies.


About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 77 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities ("+d" partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.


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Source: NTT DOCOMO
Sectors: Mobility/Wireless

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