NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.
TOKYO, JAPAN, June 20, 2018—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.
* dmenu is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Mr. Yosuke Owada or Mr. Michael Bristow
Public Relations Department
Mr. Jun Yasumoto or Mr.Takayuki Maino
NTT DOCOMO Ventures