NHK World TV goes HOT in Israel

October 2, 2013 07.20 Europe/London By Robert Briel

nhk_newslineJapan International Broadcasting and Israel’s HOT have announced a new partnership which brings NHK World TV to more than 900,000 residential subscribers throughout Israel.

The stand-alone, 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public broadcaster, is now available to 100% of the pay-TV market in Israel.

“We have always had great respect for Israel, which was the first country to send medical assistance to Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011,” said Yoshihiko Shimizu, president and CEO, Japan International Broadcasting, the distribution company of NHK.

“We are very pleased to work with them to deliver a variety of high-quality and compelling international news and entertainment to their audience.”

“As Israel’s foremost subscription TV platform, HOT is determined to bring the latest and most relevant content to our viewers,” said Ron Hermelin, head of channels content division, HOT Telecommunication Systems.

“We were honored to visit Tokyo to officially sign this agreement with Japan International Broadcasting to bring vital financial and world news, as well as dynamic entertainment, to our audience.”

NHK World TV is part of HOT’s basic subscription package and available on channel 165. In addition to multi-channel television, the telecommunications company provides internet infrastructure, advanced linear telephone services, ISP services and cellular connection services.

NHK World TV is currently available in 260 million households across 140 countries and regions.