NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s Sole Public English-Language Channel, Launches on NJTV

 Media Contacts:
Deb Falk, NJTV

Heidi Raker
RG Narrative representing NHK WORLD TV

New Jersey Public Television (NJTV) Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters to Distribute Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming to the
Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia Region

NEW JERSEY (September 29, 2017) — NHK WORLD TV, the English-language channel operated by Japan’s sole public broadcaster, is proud to announce its partnership with NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, to serve the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. NJTV joins stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Orlando, Charlotte and Baltimore as NHK WORLD TV partners in distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming. NHK WORLD TV was previously broadcast in Philadelphia through WYBE.

NHK WORLD TV is a 24/7 public television network featuring original programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). NHK WORLD TV delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring the hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe and programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food, and lifestyle.

NHK WORLD TV officially launches on NJTV on October 1, 2017. Local viewers can watch on Comcast channels 265 and 1157 (channels 135 and 1157 in Princeton) or OTA channel 23.2 in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. Verizon FiOS and Cablevision subscribers should check with their provider. For programming information, viewers can visit

Featured NHK WORLD TV programs include “NHK NEWSLINE,” “Dining with the Chef” and “Journeys in Japan.” “NHK NEWSLINE” delivers the latest international news at the top of the hour, utilizing correspondents from around the world. “Dining with the Chef” showcases demonstrations of easy-to-make Japanese dishes by Chef Tatsuo Saito and cooking researcher, Rika Yukimasa. “Journeys in Japan” explores local cultures and lifestyles while offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

“We are very excited to partner with NJTV, as the network covers the Philadelphia market along with neighboring suburbs in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey,” said Mr. Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting Inc.). “We look forward to collaborating with NJTV to promote this important international news and lifestyle channel for the people of Philadelphia and New Jersey.”

“NJTV is delighted to offer NHK WORLD TV programming to New Jersey and our neighbors,” said John Servidio, NJTV General Manager and VP of Subsidiary Stations at NJTV’s parent, WNET. “This new channel provides high-quality, diverse content that serves our regional Asian population and beyond with fresh documentaries, news, and information that will enlighten and entertain.”

NJTV will begin offering NHK WORLD TV programming to the Northern New Jersey / New York region in spring 2018.


About NJTV
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its tri-state neighbors. NJTV presents acclaimed PBS series such as Nature, American Masters, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America and children’s programs with diverse local programs including American Songbook at NJPAC, On the Record with Michael Aron, Driving Jersey, NJDocs, Due Process, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Classroom Close-Up NJ and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State utilizing the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark and remote cameras at university content bureaus as well as media partners. The NJTV website offers online programs and free digital resources for educators. NJTV is comprised of WNJN, WNJS, WNJB, and WNJT, which collectively broadcast throughout NJ. NJTV is operated under an agreement with the state of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit affiliate of WNET, parent company of award-winning New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD TV is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.
Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD TV,” as well as the HD Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD Premium.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels, and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.