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NHK World Premium

NHK World Premium
Launched July 23, 2006 (current format)
Owned by NHK
Picture format 16:9/4:3 480p (SDTV)
Slogan Japan, Closer To You (日本をいつもどこでも)
Country Japan
Language Japanese, English (certain programmes only)
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters NHK Broadcasting Center, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Sister channel(s) NHK World
Website Official Website
In Digital (India) Channel 866
Indovision Indonesia Channel 354
TrueVisions Thailand Channel 165
SKY México Mexico Channel 283 (Mexico)
DirecTV Latin America Channel 782 (pay per view)
GVT Brazil Channel 140
Sky UK and Ireland Channel 507 (HD)
Freesat UK Channel 209 (HD)
Globecast Australia and New Zealand (Optus D2 152°E) 12546 V 22500 3/4 (SD)
DD Direct+ India Channel 42
Astra 19.2 Europe 11,509 MHz (Vertical)
Intelsat 19 (166°E) 4060 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 20 (68.5°E) 3739 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Intelsat 21 (58.0°W) 4040 MHz H 26590 1/2 (DVB-S QPSK)
Cignal Digital TV Philippines Channel TBA
Astro Malaysia Channel 398
SkyCable Philippines Channel 131 (Digital)
Parasat Cable TV Philippines Channel 315
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 148
TrueVisions Thailand Channel 165
First Media Indonesia Channel 257
Destiny Cable Channel 131 (Digital)
Time Warner Cable Hawaii, US Channel 682 & 1682 (HD)
Skylife Korea Channel 97 (HD)
Minneapolis Public Schools Minneapolis, MN Channel 78
Onlime Russia Channel 96
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 154
GTD Manquehue Santiago de Chile Channel 127
Cablelink Philippines Coming Soon
Virgin Media UK Channel 625 (HD)
Now TV Hong Kong Channel 710
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 682
Streaming media
Live Webcast [1]

NHK World Premium is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed towards overseas Japanese and the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, Press TV, DW-TV, France 24 and Russia Today, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world.

NHK World Premium Television broadcast a mixture of news, sports and entertainment in Japanese worldwide via satellite as a subscription service. In Europe this service is broadcast under the name JSTV and in the US it is known as TV Japan. The programmes generally don't carry English subtitles while a few programmes especially news have bilingual audio.


  • Everyday Tips
  • Fudoki
  • Fun with English
  • Go Focus
  • Good Morning, Japan
  • International News Report
  • Mini Program
  • Morning Market
  • Nippon Professional Baseball
  • NHK News (carry news from NHK BS 1 which usually airs at 50 minutes past the hour)
  • NHK News 7
  • NHK Premap (program highlights)
  • News (carry news from NHK General TV)
  • News Watch 9 (listed as NHK News 9)
  • News & Weather (from NHK General TV)
  • Science for Everyone
  • Sports Plus
  • With Mother
  • World Weather (in 4:3 aspect ratio)

Internet service

NHK World Premium programs and contents are available online:

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