NHK World

NHK World
Launched April 1, 1998 (as NHK World TV)
July 23, 2006 to December 6, 2009 (current format)
Owned by NHK
Picture format 480i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan NHK World TV From Japan, Your Eye on Asia-NHK World TV
Country Japan
Language Japanese, English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Sister channel(s) NHK
NHK General TV
KBTC (Seattle-Tacoma) Channel 28.2
KCET (Los Angeles) Channel 28.4
KHET (Honolulu) Channel 11.2
KRCB (San Francisco) Channel 22.3
WNVC (Washington) Channel 30.2
WRNN (New York) Channel 48.5
WTVI (Charlotte) Channel 42.2
WYBE (Philadelphia) Channel 35.2
WYIN (Chicago) Channel 56.2
Block Distribution Check Your Local Listings
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 656
GVT (Brazil) Channel 140
Sky Brasil Channel 114
DD Direct+ (India) 45
Zing Digital (India) Channel 867
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 355
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 782
(pay per view)
SKY México Channel 283
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 83
G Sat (Philippines) Channel 32
Digital+ (Spain) Channel 574
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 1
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 171
Sky (U.K. & Ireland) Channel 507
Freesat (U.K.) Channel 209
DishHD Channel 130
Globecast (Optus D2 152°E) (Australia & New Zealand) 12546 V 22500 3/4
AsiaSat 3S (Asia) 3880 H 27500 3/4
Astra 19.2 (Europe) 11,509 V 22000 5/6
Intelsat 19 (166°E) 4060 H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 20 (68.5°E) 3739 H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 21 (58.0°W) 4040 H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
SES-3 (103.0°W) 11940 V 20000 3/4
OSN (Middle East & North Africa) Channel 428
TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 95
Nilesat (7.0°W) 12015 H 27500 5/6
Tata Sky (India) Channel 541
Bukidnon Z5 Cable (Philippines) Channel 59
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 154
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 241
Cablevision (U.S.) Check Your Local Listings
Claro TV (Chile) Channel 532
Comcast (U.S.) Check Your Local Listings
Cox (U.S.) Check Your Local Listings
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 272
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 341
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 656
GTD Manquehue (Chile) Channel 825
Minneapolis Public Schools (U.S.) Channel 78
Onlime (Russia) Channel 96
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 323
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 272
Skylife (Korea) Channel 176
Spectrum (U.S.) Check Your Local Listings
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 812
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 793
Virgin Media (U.K.) Channel 625
AT&T U-verse (U.S.) Channel 1379
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 414
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 328
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 106
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 157
Verizon Fios (U.S.) Check Your Local Listings
myTV Super (Hong Kong) Channel 707
Streaming media
NHK World Live Video Streaming (24/7)
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
tonton Watch live (Malaysia only)
Hotstar (India only)

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 as well as online and through its mobile apps. The channel is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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

NHK World Television

NHK commenced international TV broadcasting services for North America and Europe in 1995. On April 1, 1998, NHK World Television started broadcasting. NHK World Television is a news and information channel that 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 TV free-to-air broadcasts have been available in high definition by satellite since 2009 and NHK World TV HD currently broadcasts from 105.5°E, 68.5°E, Astra 28.2°E, Astra 19.2°E, 58°W, and 99°W. [1]

NHK World Premium

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 do not carry English subtitles.


Programmes on the channel include:[2]

Radio Japan

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:

RJ SW relay stations

RJ runs a domestic SW relay station

RJ also leases or owns several external relay stations.

Internet service

NHK World programs and content are available online.

Only a limited number of programs are available online for free.[4]

See also


  1. Lyngsat - NHK World TV Accessed July 27, 2016
  2. NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). "TV Programs". NHK WORLD. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. "TV Programs - NHK World". NHK. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  4. NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). "FAQ - NHK WORLD - English". NHK WORLD. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
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