NHK WORLD TV Service Launched for United Nations
Japan International Broadcasting, the distribution company of NHK’s international channels, announced a five-year partnership with the United Nations (U.N.) Headquarters in New York City.
It brings NHK WORLD TV, the stand-alone, 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network, to the U.N.‘s In-House Network channel.
NHK WORLD TV is the first outside news channel broadcasting in High definition (HD) on the In-House Network. All United Nations staff can view the network on their desk-top computers, as well as on TV monitors in the organization’s public spaces.
Tsuruo Mochizuki, Director General of NHK General Bureau for America, attended the signing ceremony.
NHK WORLD TV provides a 24-hour programming cycle, including the network’s signature news show, “NEWSLINE.”
In addition, a variety of perspectives on world financial affairs can be found on “Asia This Week,” “ASIA BIZ FORECAST” and “ASIAN VOICES.”
The channel also offers a vast selection of technology, lifestyle and cultural programs, including “great gear,” “Seasoning the Seasons,” “cool japan,” “J-FLICKS” and “Dining with the chef.”
The network also broadcasts an assortment of documentaries and specials, including “Side by Side,” “TOMORROW,” “Document 72 Hours” and “NHK Documentary.”
“We are very pleased to welcome NHK WORLD TV to our In-House TV channel line-up,” said Michele DuBach, deputy director, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information at the United Nations.
Other international news channels available on the U.N.’s In-House Network include BBC World, Al Jazeera, France 24, TV5 Monde, MSNBC and CNN International.
In the picture above: Tsuruo Mochizuki, director general, NHK General Bureau for America, and Michele DuBach, deputy director, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information at the United Nations, shake hands after signing a five-year agreement to broadcast NHK WORLD TV to the U.N.’s In-House Network channel.
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