NHK World

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NHK World
NHK World.svg
LaunchedApril 1, 1998 (as NHK World TV)
July 23, 2006 to December 6, 2009 (current format)
Owned byNHK
Picture format576i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganYour Eye on Asia
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese, English
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Websitewww3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
Availability
Terrestrial
Los Angeles
(KCET)
Channel 28.4
New York City
(WRNN)
Channel 48.5
Philadelphia
(WYBE)
Channel 35.2
District of Columbia
(MHz Networks)
Channel 30.2
San Francisco, California
(KRCB)
Channel 22.3
Satellite
Foxtel AustraliaChannel 656
GVT BrazilChannel 140
Sky BrasilChannel 114
DD Direct+ IndiaChannel 42
Indovision IndonesiaChannel 354
DirecTV Latin AmericaChannel 782 (pay per view)
Astro MalaysiaChannel 398
SKY México MexicoChannel 283 (Mexico)
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)Channel 83
G Sat PhilippinesChannel 32
Digital+ (Spain)Channel 574
Dialog TV
Sri Lanka
Channel 1
TrueVisions ThailandChannel 171
Sky UK and IrelandChannel 507 (HD)
Freesat UKChannel 209 (HD)
DishHDChannel 130
Globecast Australia and New Zealand (Optus D2 152°E)12546 V 22500 3/4 (SD)
AsiaSat 3S Asia3880 H 27500 3/4
Astra 19.2 Europe11,509 MHz (Vertical)
Intelsat 19 (166°E)4060 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 20 (68.5°E)3739 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 21 (58.0°W)4040 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Cable
Foxtel AustraliaChannel 656
Time Warner Cable Hawaii, USChannel 682 & 1682 (HD)
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 154
First Media IndonesiaChannel 257
Skylife KoreaChannel 97 (HD)
Minneapolis Public Schools Minneapolis, MNChannel 78
Cablelink PhilippinesChannel 66
Destiny Cable PhilippinesChannel 72 (Analog)
Channel 131 (Digital)
Parasat Cable TV PhilippinesChannel 315
SkyCable PhilippinesChannel 131 (Digital)
Onlime RussiaChannel 96
GTD Manquehue Santiago de ChileChannel 127 (SD) - 825 (HD)
StarHub TV SingaporeChannel 147 & 148
TrueVisions ThailandChannel 171
Virgin Media UKChannel 625 (HD)
Comcast
San Francisco, California
Channel 202
IPTV
Now TV Hong KongChannel 710
AT&T U-verse USChannel 1221 (HD)
Telefónica del Sur - ChileChannel 825 (HD)
HyppTV MalaysiaChannel 414 (HD)
Streaming media
Live WebcastOfficial
 
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NHK World
NHK World.svg
LaunchedApril 1, 1998 (as NHK World TV)
July 23, 2006 to December 6, 2009 (current format)
Owned byNHK
Picture format576i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganYour Eye on Asia
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese, English
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Websitewww3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
Availability
Terrestrial
Los Angeles
(KCET)
Channel 28.4
New York City
(WRNN)
Channel 48.5
Philadelphia
(WYBE)
Channel 35.2
District of Columbia
(MHz Networks)
Channel 30.2
San Francisco, California
(KRCB)
Channel 22.3
Satellite
Foxtel AustraliaChannel 656
GVT BrazilChannel 140
Sky BrasilChannel 114
DD Direct+ IndiaChannel 42
Indovision IndonesiaChannel 354
DirecTV Latin AmericaChannel 782 (pay per view)
Astro MalaysiaChannel 398
SKY México MexicoChannel 283 (Mexico)
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)Channel 83
G Sat PhilippinesChannel 32
Digital+ (Spain)Channel 574
Dialog TV
Sri Lanka
Channel 1
TrueVisions ThailandChannel 171
Sky UK and IrelandChannel 507 (HD)
Freesat UKChannel 209 (HD)
DishHDChannel 130
Globecast Australia and New Zealand (Optus D2 152°E)12546 V 22500 3/4 (SD)
AsiaSat 3S Asia3880 H 27500 3/4
Astra 19.2 Europe11,509 MHz (Vertical)
Intelsat 19 (166°E)4060 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 20 (68.5°E)3739 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 21 (58.0°W)4040 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Cable
Foxtel AustraliaChannel 656
Time Warner Cable Hawaii, USChannel 682 & 1682 (HD)
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 154
First Media IndonesiaChannel 257
Skylife KoreaChannel 97 (HD)
Minneapolis Public Schools Minneapolis, MNChannel 78
Cablelink PhilippinesChannel 66
Destiny Cable PhilippinesChannel 72 (Analog)
Channel 131 (Digital)
Parasat Cable TV PhilippinesChannel 315
SkyCable PhilippinesChannel 131 (Digital)
Onlime RussiaChannel 96
GTD Manquehue Santiago de ChileChannel 127 (SD) - 825 (HD)
StarHub TV SingaporeChannel 147 & 148
TrueVisions ThailandChannel 171
Virgin Media UKChannel 625 (HD)
Comcast
San Francisco, California
Channel 202
IPTV
Now TV Hong KongChannel 710
AT&T U-verse USChannel 1221 (HD)
Telefónica del Sur - ChileChannel 825 (HD)
HyppTV MalaysiaChannel 414 (HD)
Streaming media
Live WebcastOfficial

NHK World is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, DW, France 24 and RT, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world.

NHK World provides three services: NHK World Radio Japan, NHK World TV, and NHK World Premium. NHK World also makes most of its programming available through an online version of the television channel.

Television Japan[edit]

NHK World Television[edit]

NHK commenced international TV broadcasting services for North America and Europe in 1995. On April 1, 1998, NHK World Television started broadcasting. NHK's news and information channel broadcasts internationally via satellite and cable TV. Programming is broadcast in English. It began as a news channel in February 2009 using the traditional NHK World logo in their own digital on-screen graphic (DOG). Previously, NHK World TV used the traditional "3 Eggs" logo of NHK. The NHK World DOG in the news program, Newsline, is on the bottom left corner of the television screen. In other programming, the DOG is moved to the top left corner of the television screen. Some of the shows are produced by production studio JIB TV which is 60% owned by NHK with the remaining 40% owned by private investors like Microsoft and Japanese bank Mizuho. The NHK World DOG is not used at all when shows produced by JIB TV are aired.

NHK World Premium[edit]

Main article: NHK World Premium

NHK World Premium Television broadcasts a mixture of news, sports and entertainment in Japanese worldwide via satellite as a subscription service. In Europe this service is broadcast under the name JSTV and in the US it is known as TV Japan. The programmes generally don't carry English subtitles.

Programmes[edit]

Current programmes on the channel are:[1]

Radio Japan[edit]

NHK World Radio Japan (RJ) broadcasts news, information, and entertainment programs focusing on Japan and Asia, for a daily total of 65 hours of broadcasts. Radio Japan provides two services:

Both services are available on shortwave (SW) as well as online.

RJ SW Relay Stations[edit]

RJ runs a domestic SW relay station

RJ also leases or owns several external relay stations

Radio Japan historical output (1950–1996)[edit]

For a comparison of Radio Japan to other broadcasters see the following:

Estimated total direct programme hours per week of some external radio broadcasters for 1996
Broadcaster195019601970198019901996[2]
United States VOA, RFE/RL & Radio Martí4971,4951,9071,9012,6111,821
China China Radio International666871,2671,3501,5151,620
United Kingdom BBC World Service6435897237197961,036
Russia Radio Moscow / Voice of Russia[1][3]5331,0151,9082,0941,876726
Germany Deutsche Welle0315779804848655
Egypt Radio Cairo (ERTU)0301540546605604
Iran IRIB World Service / Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran1224155175400575
India All India Radio116157271389456500
Japan NHK World Radio Japan0203259259343468
France Radio France Internationale198326200125379459
Netherlands Radio Netherlands Worldwide[1]127178335289323392
Israel Israel Radio International[1]091158210253365
Turkey Voice of Turkey407788199322364
North Korea Radio Pyongyang / Voice of Korea0159330597534364
Bulgaria Radio Bulgaria[1]30117164236320338
Australia Radio Australia181257350333330307
Albania Radio Tirana (RTSH)2663487560451303
Romania Radio Romania International30159185198199298
Spain Radio Exterior de España68202251239403270
Portugal RDP Internacional[1]46133295214203226
Cuba Radio Havana Cuba00320424352203
Italy Rai Italia Radio[1]170205165169181203
Canada Radio Canada International[1]858098134195175
Poland Radio Polonia[1]131232334337292171
South Africa Radio RSA / Channel Africa063150183156159
Sweden Sveriges Radio International[1]28114140155167149
Hungary Magyar Rádió[1]76120105127102144
Czech Republic Radio Prague[4]119196202255131131
Nigeria Voice of Nigeria0062170120127
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radio Belgrade / International Radio of Serbia807076729668

Source: International Broadcast Audience Research, June 1996

The list includes about a quarter of the world's external broadcasters whose output is both publicly funded and worldwide. Among those excluded are Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea and various international commercial and religious stations.

Notes:

  1. Does not broadcast on shortwave as of 2014.
  2. 1996 figures as at June; all other years as at December.
  3. Before 1991, broadcasting for the former USSR.
  4. Before 1996, broadcasting for the former Czechoslovakia.

Internet service[edit]

NHK World programs and contents are available online:

Only a limited number of programs are available online for free.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Programmes
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]