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, Germany’s largest cable operator. Broadcasting as an unencrypted, free-to-air service, NHK World-Japan reaches the complete base of Vodafone’s 7.6 million cable TV customers across 13 federal 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).
NHK World-Japan presents an extensive range of international news and Asian lifestyle programming and is the information source on Japan and Asia.
“The launch on Vodafone Deutschland’s cable network marks a milestone for NHK World-Japan as we achieve nationwide cable distribution in Germany,” said Mr. 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.”