Japanese national public broadcaster NHK has formed a partnership with Prisa TV's Spanish satellite pay-TV operator Digital+.

The channel broadcasts in English 24 hour news and information programs about the whole world from a Japanese perspective. The platform will use the channel's international signal NHK World HD in-the-clear from the Astra 1M satellite.

NHK was the world's first TV channel in incorporating HDTV technology and now HD is employed at all of its channels.