Louise Duffy | 05-09-2013
Foxtel in association with GlobeCast Australia has launched two Asian-based channels – NHK WORLD TV and CCTV-9 Documentary channel.
Available to Australian viewers through Foxtel, NHK WORLD TV provides the latest information from Japan, Asia and the rest of the world, as well as a variety of programming 24 hours a day. Produced in Japan, the English-language channel is already broadcast in 140 countries to 260 million households, and using GlobeCast Australia’s D3 Satellite capacity is now available to all Foxtel subscribers.
CCTV-9 Documentary Channel, produced in Beijing, is sister to CCTV’s Chinese and Asian news channel CCTV News, provided to Foxtel subscribers through an existing GlobeCast Australia/Foxtel agreement. It will feature historical and natural geography documentaries such as The Road to Discovery which includes a focus on archaeological exploration.
NHK WORLD TV will help Australians explore Japan with documentaries and travel programmes.
Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel CEO, said: “It is more important than ever that Australians understand and engage with the Asian region. These two high quality, English language channels will make a valuable contribution to that engagement.
“Foxtel is pleased to be working with GlobeCast Australia, one of our most valued partners, to deliver these important services.”
Simon Farnsworth, GlobeCast Australia’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to continue strengthening our strategic relationship with Foxtel, and to deliver a broad range of strong channels to their platform.”