Washington DC and Tokyo, Japan – MHz Networks, America’s media pioneer and innovator of international programming in the new digital era, launches NHK World TV in the Nation’s capital. Beginning May 30, NHK World, Asia’s renowned news network, will be available in English as MHz Networks’ 6th international channel offering on MHz 6, Cox Channel 475. Beginning July 10, NHK World will also be available on MHz 6 on Comcast Channel 206 and at a later date on Verizon and RCN.
NHK World enriches Washington DC’s residents with latest news and information from Japan and Asia through a variety of programs, covering business trends, contemporary fashion, unique subcultures, lifestyle, insights to the Japanese culture, and in-depth interviews to Japan’s prominent key figures from various fields. Along with presenting a different perspective to the American audience, NHK World provides a direct opportunity to get information from and about Japan and Asia. NHK World is the international version of NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation with programs drawn from NHK’s domestic channels, magazine shows and documentaries produced by NHK. “NHK is one of the greatest broadcast organizations in the world and we are committed to helping them become an integral part of the D.C. TV market. I think Washington area audiences will love NHK World,” says Frederick Thomas, General Manager and Executive Vice President of MHz Networks.
NHK World is the newest addition to MHz Networks’ international multi-channel portfolio, and marks the sixth 24/7 channel, Washington DC’s MHz has brought to the US, following France 24, NTA, Russia Today, Russian World and its own MHz Worldview nationwide channel. NHK World further strengthens MHz’s leadership position in providing programming that reflects the interests of the growing internationally-attuned US audiences of today.
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About MHz Networks: MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television network, dedicated to bringing globally-minded program streams to the US. Delivering the widest range of world opinion, MHz has evolved as a leader in international programming and an advocate for active outreach. For over a decade, MHz Networks has connected the foreign-born with their homelands and made Americans part of a larger world. MHz aims to encourage dialogue between cultures and has won several awards for its own productions. (www.mhznetworks.org; www.mhzworldview.tv)