NHK’s English-language channel ups global footprint

Japanese broadcaster NHK’s English-language channel, NHK World TV, has upped its distribution to more than 270 million global households, an increase of 23 million homes since the beginning of 2013, according to the broadcaster’s stats. NHK claims that NHK World TV is now available in roughly 140 countries and regions, including the UK, where the […]

NHK World goes live in the Opera TV Store

Japanese broadcaster NHK’s English-language channel, NHK World TV, is now available as a connected TV app through the Opera TV Store. The app will let viewers stream the network’s selection of entertainment content, which includes news, documentaries, music and cooking programs, from Japan, Asia and the rest of the world. The Opera TV Store is […]

NHK to showcase 8K content

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is due showcase its super-high definition 8K format at the Cannes Film Festival next month.  NHK will hold a public screening of content in the cutting edge format, including what it claims is the first film to be shot in 8K – a short called Beauties À  La  Carte. The Japanese broadcaster […]

BBC and NHK prep Super Hi-Vision Olympics [VIDEO]

The BBC and NHK are planning to show the upcoming London Summer Olympics in Super Hi-Vision, a new ultra high-definition TV format at public screenings in the UK and Japan. The UK and Japanese public broadcasters will show Super Hi-Vision footage, which is 16 times the resolution (7,680 x 4,320) of regular high-definition, at cinema […]

NHK inks Viasat deal

NHK’s international channel will reach the Nordic region and the Baltics for the first time after inking a carriage deal with Viasat. The NHK World channel, which has news and programming from the Japanese public broadcaster, and launched on Viasat this week.

NHK and BBC will use Olympics to showcase Super Hi Vision

Japanese public broadcaster NHK and its UK counterpart the BBC have confirmed that they are joining forces to showcase their Super Hi-Vision next generation TV service at the London Olympics next year. There will be public viewings using the Super  Hi-Vision system, which transmits images in sixteen times the resolution of regular high definition, in […]

Red Bee selected by NHK’s JSTV

Broadcast services company Red Bee Media has been selected to provide HD enabled post-production, media management and broadcast services for NHK’s JSTV channel portfolio in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and north Africa. The JSTV channels broadcast various Japanese language programming, including NHK News, documentaries, drama, animation, sport and entertainment shows from Japanese commercial broadcasters. […]

BBC to trial Super HD at Olympics

UK public broadcaster the BBC will air “every hour of every event” at next year’s Olympic Games and will trial a Super High Definition service in association with Japanese broadcaster NHK. However, 3D television would only play a “limited” role, according to BBC director of sport Roger Mosey. 
 The BBC will launch up to […]