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The 24-hour international English-language channel from Japan's public broadcaster, NHK WORLD-JAPAN has launched on Vodafone Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator.

NHK NEWSLINE 4APril2019NHK WORLD-JAPAN presents a range of international news and Asian lifestyle programming and is the information source on Japan and Asia. With Vodafone Deutschland the channel will broadcast as an unencrypted, free-to-air service in standard resolution (SD), reaching the complete base of the telco’s 7.6 million cable TV customers across 13 federal states. NHK WORLD-JAPAN also forms part of Vodafone's TV line-up on the GigaTV app, making the channel available on smartphones and tablets (iOS/Android).

The new carriage deal follows the launch of NHK WORLD-JAPAN on Unitymedia's cable network in November 2017, making the channel available on German cable across all 16 federal states. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is also available on the cable networks of NetCologne and wilhelm.tel and on Deutsche Telekom's TV package for the housing industry.

“The launch on Vodafone Deutschland's cable network marks a milestone for NHK WORLD-JAPAN as we achieve nationwide cable distribution in Germany,” commented Masaru Shiromoto, president and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting, responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK WORLD-JAPAN. “The move is part of our ongoing initiative to expand our presence in Germany, giving German households an inside view into Japanese news, culture and lifestyle.”

In addition to German's two largest cable operators Vodafone Deutschland and Unitymedia, German viewers can also receive the channel via satellite on Astra (19.2° East) and Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East), on the NHK WORLD TV app (iOS/Android), Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV as well as through a live-stream on its website at nhk.jp/world.