|[April 20, 2012]
NHK WORLD TV Launches in New York City
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
WORLD TV (www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld
), a stand-alone 24-hour English language TV news channel
produced by NHK, Japan's sole public, independent broadcasting
corporation, is now available for the first time to over seven million
TV viewers in the New York City region, who will be able to tune into
Japan and Asian news coverage all day and night.
NHK WORLD TV is available 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.1
The network will also be available in HD to Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable
subscribers (Channel 771 in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island,
Channel 792 in Bergen County, NJ and the Hudson Valley). 2
NHK WORLD TV is available 24 hours a day 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
breking 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
RNN, a privately owned, New York-based news and talk television network,
will also air Newsline, NHK WORLD TV's 30 minute newscast
covering Japan, Asian and international news on WRNN-TV weekdays at 7 pm
ET, following the Emmy-Award winning "Richard French (News - Alert) Live."
"Since 1993, Regional News Network has served the tri-state
area with original and news programming," said RNN President Dick
French. "We are working with NHK WORLD TV to meet the demand that exists
for more international news in the New York City area, one of the most
culturally and ethnically diverse in the world."
NHK WORLD TV is available 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.
NHK WORLD TV is available on Channel 771 for Time Warner Cable's four
boroughs subscribers and on channel 792 for subscribers in Bergen
County, New Jersey and in the Hudson Valley. NHK WORLD TV will be
available to households subscribing to Time Warner in HD in the New
York City area.
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.
WRNN is an entity that owns broadcasting properties and is a content
provider and programmer for third parties. Since its inception as an
over the air broadcast station in Kingston, NY, WRNN has grown
exponentially, creating relationships and partnerships with some of the
biggest global brands in Broadcasting and Telecommunications including
Verizon (News - Alert) and Al Jazeera. WRNN now reaches more than six million
households in the nation's number one DMA. The network can be viewed on
cable, satellite, over the air and on FiOS (News - Alert) in New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut. WRNN's base of operations is located in Rye Brook, NY where
it has a state of the art digital production facility. WRNN produces its
own original content including, "Richard French Live," an interactive
Emmy Award-winning political news talk show that covers current affairs
and social issues.
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