NHK World TV, Japan’s public English-language channel, has launched on the cable network of Unitymedia in Germany.
The free-to-air channel joined the basic, unencrypted line-up accessible by all cable TV households.
“Germany is one of the most significant markets in the world,” said Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting, the NHK subsidiary responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK World TV. “We are honoured to share Asian culture with its people through our high-quality and captivating programming.”
Christian Hindennach, Chief Commecial Officer at Unitymedia, added: “We are happy about the addition of NHK World TV to our line-up. The channel will give our customers an inside view into Japanese news, culture and lifestyle and increase the choice and variety on our cable network.”
NHK World TV is a public television network featuring original programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). The 24-hour schedule includes hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe as well as programmes on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food and lifestyle.
Unitymedia, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, serves 6.4 million cable TV customers across Germany’s federal states North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. NHK World TV is automatically added to the channel list on digital receivers provided by Unitymedia. On other boxes, viewers are advised to perform a channel search to receive the channel.