ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NHK WORLD TV, the English-language channel operated by Japan’s sole public broadcaster, is proud to announce its partnership with WUCF TV based in Orlando, Florida. WUCF is Orlando and Central Florida’s only PBS station. It joins stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Charlotte and Baltimore as NHK WORLD TV partners in distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming which is produced in English.
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 WUCF on May 8, 2017. Local viewers can watch on channels 201 (Comcast), 473 (Spectrum) and over the air on channel 24.4 in Central Florida. For all other listings, viewers can visit http://www.wucftv.org/schedules/ or check with their local cable provider.
Featured NHK WORLD TV programs include “Tokyo Eye 2020” and “Journeys in Japan.” “Tokyo Eye 2020” provides viewers with an inside look on Japan’s most exciting metropolis as it transforms and prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. “Tokyo Eye 2020” can be seen on Tuesdays (7:30PM EDT) and Wednesdays (1:30AM EDT, 8:30AM and 1:30PM EDT). “Journeys in Japan” highlights the different cultures and lifestyles throughout various regions in Japan. “Journeys in Japan” can be seen on Mondays (7:30PM EDT) and Tuesdays (1:30AM, 8:30AM and 1:30PM EDT).
“We are very excited to partner with WUCF TV,” said Mr. Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting Inc.), a subsidiary of NHK. “WUCF’s mission is to encourage curiosity and learning through compelling content and community engagement, and the addition of NHK WORLD TV aligns well with the station’s commitment to viewers. We are delighted to be a part of the Orlando community and serve our viewers in the Central Florida region by providing a worldly perspective on Japanese and Asian culture, lifestyle and news.”
"Orlando and Central Florida's diverse and globally minded population enjoy news and content from all over the world," stated Dr. Phil Hoffman, WUCF's Executive Director. "From news to cooking, sports and traveling, NHK WORLD TV delivers a broad range of quality programming for WUCF and our viewers."
WUCF TV, Central Florida PBS is the sole-service PBS member station whose mission is to encourage curiosity and learning through compelling content and community engagement. The station serves nearly 4 million Central Floridians across nine counties and is community supported public broadcasting from the University of Central Florida. Learn more at http://wucftv.org.
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 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
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.