NHK WORLD TV

On Our Website

Programs from NHK WORLD TV are streamed live streaming 24 hours. Click on ‘Live’ button at the top of the NHK WORLD homepage and other pages.Some of the programs and news clips are archived and available on-demand for a certain period after they are broadcast.

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Download free apps to see our programs anytime, anywhere on your smartphone or tablet devices. (Apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Kindle Fire) With Wi-Fi access, you can watch on your TV using Apple TV, Android TV or Amazon Fire TV.

TV

Through Satellite, Cable, IPTV, DTH etc.

Select the area/country to find your local operator to enjoy "NHK WORLD TV."

Direct Reception

Important Notice

In order to enhance the signal’s stability and quality, broadcasting system of NHK WORLD TV will be changed effective from July 1st, 2016. The viewers who are watching NHK WORLD TV, receiving the channel’s signal from a satellite using a large-size antenna (over 1 meter in diameter), are kindly requested to check your satellite receiver and confirm whether your equipment can continue to receive NHK WORLD TV’s new signal after July.
The viewers who are receiving the signal of NHK WORLD TV directly from Intelsat Satellites (IS-19, IS-20, or IS-21) are advised to check whether your receiver can accommodate to the new signals, and change the reception setting accordingly from July 1st. (If your receiver cannot accommodate to this change, new devices may be required).

New Broadcasting System (from July 1st)

Please set the frequency, symbol rate, FEC value and others on your digital satellite tuner to receive our transmission. Please find the setting details in your region shown below:

  • Asia-Pacific Region

    Satellite: IS-19
    Frequency: 4140MHz, Symbol Rate: 29.91Msps, FEC Value: 2/3, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S2/QPSK
    HD(1080/50i, 60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/50i English], [1080/60i English]
    *For reception in Standard Definition (SD) format, please prepare a High Definition (HD) digital tuner with function to convert HD signal to SD signal.

  • Southwest & Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe Region

    Satellite: IS-20
    Frequency: 3841MHz, Symbol Rate: 29.91Msps, FEC Value: 2/3, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S2/QPSK
    HD(1080/50i, 60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/50i English], [1080/60i English]
    *For reception in Standard Definition (SD) format, please prepare a High Definition (HD) digital tuner with function to convert HD signal to SD signal.

  • South & North America Region

    Satellite: IS-21
    Frequency: 4160MHz, Symbol Rate: 26.59Msps, FEC Value: 1/2, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK(as current)
    HD(1080/60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, Channel Information: [1080/60i English]
    PAL <MPEG-2>: Channel Information: [625 English]

The receiver must be compatible with the broadcasting system above.
*If you cannot identify your receiver’s compatibility, please contact the receiver’s vendor/manufacturer directly and check whether your receiver can accommodate to the channel’s new settings

Please change the receiver’s setting from July 1st. This modification needs to be completed by September 30th, 2016.

Current Broadcasting System (untill September 30th)

  • Asia-Pacific Region

    Satellite: IS-19
    Frequency: 4060MHz, Symbol Rate: 26.59Msps, FEC Value: 1/2, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK
    HD(1080/60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, PAL <MPEG-2>

  • Southwest & Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe Region

    Satellite: IS-20
    Frequency: 3739MHz, Symbol Rate: 26.59Msps, FEC Value: 1/2, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK
    HD(1080/50i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, PAL <MPEG-2>

  • South & North America Region

    Satellite: IS-21
    Frequency: 4040MHz, Symbol Rate: 26.59Msps, FEC Value: 1/2, Polarization: H, Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK
    HD(1080/60i) <MPEG-4 AVC/H.264>, PAL <MPEG-2>

【Contact】
Japan International Broadcasting Inc.
Customer Center
Tel:+81-3-5458-6601
E-mail:world@jibtv.com

Broadcasting Areas

NHK WORLD TV Programs aired in Japan

Some of the programs of NHK WORLD are aired in Japan.
Broadcast schedules are indicated in JST. *Bilingual (English and Japanese)

Current Affairs

BS1 Mon. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST)*Bilingual

BS1 Mon. 4:00 - 4:28 (JST)*Bilingual

An in-depth portrait of Asia today, covering its dynamism as a center of growth as well as its traditions tossed around by the advance of globalization.

Art & Design

BS1 Sun. 3:20 - 3:48 (JST)

What is good design? And what is its power? DESIGN TALKS plus explores the Japanese aesthetic, from traditional crafts to fashion, and from everyday items to cutting-edge technology.

Doki Doki! WORLD TV

GTV Sun. 22:40 - 22:50 (JST)

GTV Mon. 10:05 - 10:15 (JST)

What’s hot in Japan? This program features our picks of the week.

Biz / Tech

BS1 Sat. 3:00 - 3:28 (JST)

"great gear" brings you the latest products from a wide range of industries born from unique Japanese ideas and technologies.

Biz / Tech

BS1 Wed. 3:00 - 3:28 (JST)

Discover the secrets of Japan’s railways, from the newest technologies and systems in use, to travel tips and must-see places.

Culture & Lifestyle

BS1 Tue. 3:00 - 3:28 (JST)

Host Peter Barakan meets experts in various fields from traditional arts to nature to technology, introducing Japanese culture from a new perspective.

Entertainment

BS Premium Sun. 2:40 - 3:08 (JST)

Stay in the groove and keep up to date with the latest Japanese music of all genres ranging from pop and rock to jazz and classical.

Travel

BS1 Wed. 14:00 - 14:28 (JST)

BS1 Sun. 4:00 - 4:28 (JST)

English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

Documentary

BS1 Mon. 3:20 - 3:48 (JST)

A documentary series that profiles rising stars in various fields - inspiring people who are challenging conventional wisdom and leading the pack.

Documentary

BS1 Mon. 3:20 - 3:48 (JST)

The program introduces cooperative projects between Japan and overseas, with focus on a Japanese on-site and how they work side by side.

Travel

BS1 Fri. 3:00 - 3:28 (JST)

Discover the greatest aspects of the world's most exciting metropolis as it begins a new transformation in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. A complete travel guide for all Tokyo visitors.

Pop Culture & Fashion

BS1 Thu. 3:00 - 3:28 (JST)

Discover Japan's hottest fashion trends as TFX takes you behind the scenes to meet with Japan's leading designers and creators.