Advanced Television

NHK WORLD TV launch on UK TVPlayer

February 10, 2015

By Colin Mann

Japan International Broadcasting, the distribution arm of NHK, and live streaming and Catchup TV solutions provider Simplestream are partnering NHK WORLD TV to live TV streaming service TVPlayer.

NHK WORLD TV is a stand-alone, 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public, independent broadcaster. The Japanese channel is currently available in 280 million households worldwide and in more than 150 countries and regions.

“Simplestream has become one of the most exciting media companies in Europe,” said Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO, Japan International Broadcasting. “We are delighted to partner with them to deliver a variety of top quality and compelling international news and entertainment via their TVPlayer platform in the United Kingdom.”

NHK WORLD TV provides a 24-hour programming cycle, including the network’s signature news show, NEWSLINE, as well as a vast selection of technology, lifestyle and entertainment programmes, including J-TECH, great gear, TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS, Kawaii International, SPORTS JAPAN, and Go, Kitchen, GO!. In addition, the channel offers shows focusing on various perspectives on world financial affairs, such as ASIAN VOICES, Asia This Week and ASIA BIZ FORECAST.

“It’s really important that we offer as wide a range of content as possible to our users on TVPlayer,” said TVPlayer’s Commercial Director Dan Finch. “With NHK WORLD TV now available on TVPlayer across multiple devices, including channel 241 on Freeview, we can now bring a diverse range of quality Japanese programming to the masses here in the UK. NHK WORLD TV will further enhance the platform that resonates with the millennial generation that is the core TVPlayer viewer,” he added.

NHK WORLD TV is available to watch on, by downloading the TVPlayer app from the App Store, Google Play, the Amazon AppStore, Amazon Fire TV and via channel 241 on Freeview.

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