NHK WORLD PREMIUM is the channel for Japanese people living and travelling overseas, and most of the programming is provided in Japanese. In addition to NHK’s news and information programs, it broadcasts dramas, music programs, children's programs, sports programs, cultural programs, performing arts programs, etc.
NHK WORLD PREMIUM programs are distributed around the clock to the same places as NHK WORLD TV, using the same satellites. The image signals are scrambled. Click here for reception methods
In the North America and Europe Regions, NHK programs broadcast in Japanese can be accessed through the service provided by TV JAPAN.
NHK transmits Japanese-language television broadcasts worldwide by utilizing parts of the NHK WORLD PREMIUM service and the TV JAPAN service.
Viewers wishing to access this service can do so by installing suitable reception equipment, including an antenna and a satellite tuner. At present, NHK news and other programs are broadcast for around 5 hours a day on NHK WORLD PREMIUM and TV JAPAN.
For more information, please contact Japan International Broadcasting, Inc., which operates NHK WORLD PREMIUM , or NHK Cosmomedia (America), Inc. or NHK Cosmomedia (Europe), Ltd., which operate TV JAPAN.