The Media Development Department manages Nagano Prefecture's portal site/Shinmai's homepage, maintains Shinmai's database, and delivers news reports to cable television stations, mobile phones, and indoor and outdoor electronic billboards throughout Nagano Prefecture.

Shinmai Web Page
As the portal site to Nagano Prefecture, the Shinmai Web page holds the prefectural highest number of visitors. Focusing on news, it is reputable for providing flash reports and information regarding the mountains, Saijiki seasonal topics and events, and hot springs. The number of daily page views has reached a high of 5,000,000. In addition, news and various kinds of information are provided to mobile sites.

News Services
Shinmai text-based news is provided to 32 cable television broadcasters, including Nagano Cable Television INC, Television Matsumoto, Ueda Cable Television, LCB Inc. (covers the Suwa area) and Iida Cable Television.

General, local-interest and regional sports news are edited by category, and are presented using a scrolling text feature with interspersed still images. News services are also provided to Shin'etsu Broadcasting(SBC), Nagano FM, and local FM radio stations.
botanShinmai text news is fully updated at 3:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., and transmits flash reports as occasion demands. The 33 (including one in Niigata Prefecture) cable television broadcasters transmitting this news reach a total of 400,000 households, roughly 47% of all households in Nagano Prefecture. Illuminated news displays in 32 locations display roughly four short stories during each of their three daily transmissions.


TV monitors

Database Services
On July 1, 1995, the Media Development Department began maintaining a database containing three forms of data: Shinano Mainichi Shimbun articles, photographs, and images of actual newspaper pages. This database allows for systematic searches by keyword or category. As a result of these multimedia features, database users are able to receive faxed images of the newspaper, as well as accompanying photographs, charts or tables. This database is a helpful source of information for businesses and consumers alike, and has been available at a fee to the general public since January 1997.

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