Japan International Broadcasting (JIB), a subsidiary of the Japanese pubcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK World-Japan, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity.
The agreement will allow NHK’s FTA, HD English-language news and information channel) to continue to be distributed in SES’s prime orbital neighbourhood at 19.2 degrees East to over 45 million satellite homes across Europe.
Commenting on the development, Masaru Shiromoto, president and CEO of JIB, said: “NHK World-Japan is available as a 24-hour news and lifestyle channel in approximately 380 million households in 160 regions and countries worldwide.
“The growth has been dramatic since the channel’s founding, and we are continually working to expand its availability. The renewal of service with SES at Astra 19.2 degrees East ensures that NHK World-Japan will continue to be widely available in Europe with the high-quality transmission that our viewers expect”.
Steve Collar, CEO for SES, added: “JIB has been a valuable partner to SES for several years now as we continuously deliver NHK content across several international markets.
“We are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with JIB and NHK World-Japan to bring prime Japanese content and reliable news to vast audiences across Europe and ensure seamless viewing experiences”.