One month after expanding its reach in New York to Time Warner and Verizon Fios subscribers, NHK WORLD TV is now available on Comcast. Customers with Comcast can catch the stand-alone 24-hour English-language TV news channel produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public independent broadcasting corporation, throughout the region on Channel 265.
As part of this new rollout to New York area Comcast subscribers, on Saturday, May 26 at 7:10 p.m., NHK WORLD TV will be airing “Surviving the Tsunami,” its Peabody award-winning documentary special chronicling the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. The special will also be available to New York area Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS subscribers.
NHK WORLD TV is available to 150 million households in more than 130 countries and regions through local satellite services and cable service providers.
In April NHK WORLD TV made its debut in the New York region as digital broadcast through a dedicated, over the air channel on Regional News Network (WRNN – Channel 48.5), which can be seen by six million households in the New York City area. The network is also available in HD to NYC area Time Warner Cable subscribers (Channel 771 in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Channel 792 in Mount Vernon, Bergen and Hudson Counties, NJ and the Hudson Valley) and to area Verizon FiOS customers on Channel 482.
WRNN also airs Newsline, NHK WORLD TV’s 30 minute newscast covering Japan, Asian, and international news on WRNN-TV weekdays at 7:00 p.m. ET. WRNN can also be found on FiOS on Channel 6.
In Japan, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) operates the country’s largest national and international television network, offering four TV channels (two terrestrial, two satellite, all in digital HD), and three radio services. In addition to NHK WORLD TV in English, NHK also operates NHK WORLD PREMIUM in Japanese as well as international radio services in 18 languages.