NHK World-Japan, the 24-hour international English-language channel from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, has launched on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland.
Broadcasting as an unencrypted, free-to-air service in standard resolution (SD), NHK World-Japan reaches the complete base of Vodafone’s 7.6 million cable TV customers across 13 federal German states.
NHK World-Japan also forms part of Vodafone’s TV line-up on the GigaTV app, making the channel available on smartphones and tablets (iOS/Android).
The cable carriage by Vodafone Deutschland follows the launch of NHK World-Japan on Unitymedia’s cable network in November 2017, making the channel available on German cable across all 16 federal states.
“The launch on Vodafone Deutschland’s cable network marks a milestone for NHK World-Japan as we achieve nationwide cable distribution in Germany,” said Masaru Shiromoto, President and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting, responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK World-Japan.
“The move is part of our ongoing initiative to expand our presence in Germany, giving German households an inside view into Japanese news, culture and lifestyle.”
NHK World-Japan will also participate this year in Japanese film festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt (May 28-June 2, 2019).
In addition to German’s two largest cable operators Vodafone Deutschland and Unitymedia, NHK World-Japan is available on the cable networks of NetCologne and wilhelm.tel and on Deutsche Telekom’s TV package for the housing industry. German viewers can also receive the channel via satellite on Astra (19.2° East) and Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East), on the NHK WORLD TV app (iOS/Android), Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV as well as through a live-stream on its website at nhk.jp/world.