NHK suspends fees for broadcasting
2011-03-23 6:24:37 p.m. / Raphael Olchowik
Last updated: 2011-03-23 7:28:15 p.m.
Japanese public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) decided to suspend enforcement of the fees for the broadcasting of all households in the north-east of the country affected by the disaster. Fees will be charged for 6 months and it is possible that free broadcast time will be extended.
According to the Act NHK , each holder of a TV should conclude a contract with the shipper and pay the subscription fee. It should be emphasized that at the end of March 2009. Japan had about 48 million households and businesses that have signed a special commitment.
After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, some local media have completely eliminated the fee, to allow victims access to information easier. Likewise, did the Japanese newspaper Nikkei . The broadcaster Nippon TV broadcasts a special program to aid victims of the element. As a result, 16 March to noon hour local time, for this purpose were collected 254 million yen (3.14 million dollars).
By the way I will add that NHK has suspended its encoded satellite transmission in Europe. The issue in the channel JSTV1 is carried on the satellite HOT BIRD 6 (13 ° E) tp. 94 (12.597 GHz, pol. V, SR 27500, FEC: 3 / 4; DVB-S/QPSK). Despite the return to regular programming position, the channel is broadcast FTA around the clock. Before the crash were usually uncoded some programs, others were encrypted in Cryptoworks system.