FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NEW YORK) -- NHK WORLD TV (www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld), the stand-alone 24-hour English language TV news channel produced by NHK, Japan’s sole public independent broadcasting corporation, is expanding its distribution in the New York ADI and is now available to Verizon FiOS subscribers throughout the region, including those in the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow area, on Channel 482.
NHK WORLD TV is available to 150 million households in more than 130 countries/regions through local satellite services and cable service providers.
"NHK WORLD TV is expanding to New York because we believe there is a market for a U.S. audience interested in Asian programming, focusing on breaking news from the region, Japanese culture, developments in society/politics and on being a key source for natural disasters news,” says Mr. Tetsushi Wakita, Head of NHK WORLD. “As many U.S. media outlets have closed their Tokyo bureaus to cut costs in recent years, NHK WORLD TV will fill the void with independent, credible reporting on Japan and the rest of Asia, making full use of our bases in Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok and elsewhere, as we will now be seen on televisions across New York City.”
Last month 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).
WRNN also airs Newsline, NHK WORLD TV’s 30 minute newscast covering Japan, Asian and international news on WRNN-TV weekdays at 7 pm ET. WRNN can also be found on FiOS on Channel 6.
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's sole public broadcaster, operating the country's largest national and international television network. In Japan, NHK offers four TV channels (two terrestrial; two satellite, All channels are digital HD), and three radio services. NHK also operates two international television channels NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, 24/7) and offers international radio services in 18 languages. NHK WORLD TV can be viewed by more than 150 million households worldwide.