I just got e−mail from Yahoo Japan that they have started a cable TV over internet service. I know this kind of stuff has been available in for example Singapore and probably Korea, I guess it's even been avaiable here through Usen but I don't think Usen has quite the penetration of Yahoo Japan. It will be interesting to see if/when this starts to become a common way to get videos/tv etc. Yahoo Japan's service doesn't have enough content to make me want to sign up yet but if they did I might give it a try. They want $80 to sign up and about $20 a month.