NHK World launches on Freesat

By Robert Briel | April 21, 2009

NHK World TV, the English-language news and information channel from the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, has joined Freesat’s lineup.

NHK World TV provides English language news, analysis and culture from a Japanese and Asian perspective to over 80 countries around the globe.

Makoto Harada, DG of the NHK World TV, said in a statement: “The launch on Freesat will offer viewers in the UK a new way to enjoy NHK WORLD TV’s unique, alternative perspective: your eye on Asia”.

The new channel will automatically be added via viewers’ Freesat digital boxes or integrated TVs and made available in the “News and Sport” section of the EPG.

NHK World TV has already been available for some time from the 28 degrees East position via the BSkyB platform as a free-to-air service.