NHK WORLD TV Channel Brings the Dynamism of Asia to Southern California Audiences 24/7 | KCET
NHK WORLD TV Channel Brings the Dynamism of Asia to Southern California Audiences 24/7
TV Channel Brings the Dynamism of Asia to
California Audiences 24/7
A Wide Selection of
Programming Will Include Everything from News, Science and Technology Reports
to Cooking, Travel and Multi-cultural Shows
Japan - July 31, 2013 -
Japan International Broadcasting (http://www.jibtv.com/), the distribution company of NHK, and KCETLink (www.kcet.org), the national independent public
transmedia organization, have announced the dynamic programming line-up on NHK WORLD TV (
which debuts in Southern California on Monday, August 5, 2013. )
NHK, Japan's sole public,
independent broadcaster, recently partnered with KCETLink to launch the stand-alone 24-hour,
English-language television news and lifestyle network to more than 5.6 million
Southern California homes on KCETLink's over-the-air digital channel 28.4.
"We are excited to share such a compelling lineup
with Southern California audiences that includes everything from cutting edge
news coverage of major global events to mouthwatering recipes and menu advice
from our region's foremost culinary experts to key trends driving Asian
lifestyle and technology," said Yoshihiko Shimizu, president and CEO, Japan International Broadcasting. "Southern
California is one of the most culturally-diverse markets in the world and our
schedule truly provides something for everyone to enjoy."
Based in Tokyo, Japan, NHK WORLD TV offers a
variety of informative and entertaining news, business, food, travel,
technology and cultural programming around the clock, featuring some of the
region's top talent. Programs include:
"NEWSLINE" - Journalists from around the world report news and breaking
news, including the latest in politics, business, technology and culture in
Asia. Regular features come from a total of 30 news bureaus, including Beijing,
London and Paris. In the United States, New York, Washington, D.C. and Los
Angeles offer different perspectives on what's happening. Well-known anchors
include Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi and Gene Otani.
Science and Business
"ASIA BIZ FORECAST" - Asia's top economists and commercial strategists
forecast Asia's rapidly changing business, financial and market trends. Hosted
by Yuko Fukushima.
"Science View" - Renowned Japanese scientists investigate and discuss
the worlds of technology and natural science. Moderated by Rena Yamada.
"ASIAN VOICES" - NHK's senior commentator, Aiko Doden, hosts Asia's
leading academics, economists and politicians, who provide perspectives on
global and regional issues.
"Dining with the chef" - Culinary artists, including Tatuo Saito, introduce
Japanese cuisine and the overall harmony of various ingredients.
"Journeys in Japan" - A variety of English teachers, artists and actors
serve as travel experts, exploring Japan and meeting the people, discovering
the local culture and offering helpful hints rarely found in normal guidebooks.
"cool japan" - A panel of international special guests examine the
appeal and secrets to the hip cultural aspects of Japan. Hosted by Risa
Stegmayer and Shoji Kokami.
The channel also offers an assortment of groundbreaking
documentaries and specials including "March to Recovery," "TOMORROW" and "NHK
Documentary." You can view the entire program schedule at .
Additionally, KCET's main channel will air NHK specials in primetime, including
"Genki Sudo" and the aforementioned "TOMORROW." More information on these
programs is available at http://www.kcet.org/shows/a-z/#T.
"KCETLink is committed to providing quality
international news and cultural programming to Southern California," said Al
Jerome, president and CEO, KCETLink. "By partnering with Japan International
Broadcasting and NHK WORLD TV, we can now offer another significant world view
to our extremely diverse viewing audience."
NHK WORLD TV is currently available in 260 million
households across 140 countries and regions. It will be available via digital broadcast
through a dedicated over-the-air channel (Channel 28.4) in Los Angeles, Orange
and Ventura Counties.
Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.
Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide
distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle program "NHK WORLD TV",
as well as the Japanese language program "NHK WORLD Premium." Currently, the
two channels are broadcast around the world on
three international and 20 domestic satellites and reach households,
hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the
cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET
offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest
public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the
Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a
hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues
and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won
hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs
programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality
educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services
and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For
additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content,
programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a
service of KCETLink.