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.

Free apps for iOS and Android

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

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

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 Documentary

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.

TravelCulture & Lifestyle

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

Kyoto, the ancient capital, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. This definitive program dives deep into its core, exploring its charm, people and life, events, cultural assets and landscape.

Art & Design

BS1 Sun. 3:30 - 3:58 (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. 3:30 - 3:58 (JST)

"great gear" is an inside look at products from a wide range of industries born from the unique ideas, techniques and attention to detail Japan’s design and manufacturing are known for.

Biz / Tech

BS1 Wed. 3:30 - 3:58 (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. 3:30 - 3:58 (JST)

With host Peter Barakan as the host, Japanology Plus presents fresh insights into Japanese life and culture. Watch Japanology Plus, and you may end up knowing more about Japan than the Japanese do!

Entertainment

BS Premium Sat. 5:30 - 5:58 (JST)

J-MELO brings Japan’s amazingly diverse music to the world. Created with input from viewers everywhere, it’s a unique weekly delivery of pop, rock, traditional, and much, much more.

Travel

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

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

English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan, exploring the local culture, meeting the people and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks. Get to know useful travel tips!

Documentary

BS1 Mon. 3:30 - 3:58 (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. 3:30 - 3:58 (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. 3:30 - 3:58 (JST)

Discover the many faces of the world’s most exiting metropolis that will host the 2020 Olympics. This program tells you the latest trends, events and hidden attractions of Tokyo.

Pop Culture & Fashion

BS1 Thu. 3:30 - 3:58 (JST)

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