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NHK adds three more Asian countries to world broadcasts

Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK has started broadcasting in three more Asia-Pacific countries – Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.

NHK says the broadcasts, delivered through satellite operators, bring 240,000 more households within viewing capabilities. Broadcast will be also soon be available in Nigeria through a local satellite operator.

At the end of November 2013, NHK World TV was available to more than 270 million households in approximately 140 countries and regions, with an increase of 23 million households in 2013 alone.

With an emphasis on such regions as North America and Southeast Asia, NHK World TV hopes to further expand its service areas in 2014 so more people can see the latest news and programs from Japan in English.