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English | 日本語

About Our Channel

Introduction of our channel

NHK WORLD / jibtv broadcasts NHK WORLD TV and JIB's original programs of international broadcasting.

All English TV programs

We transmit information about Japan and Asia to the world.
NHK WORLD / jibtv is broadcasting in English for foreign people overseas.

We repeat the programs 4 times a day. Broadcasting 24 hours

We broadcast the latest news every hour on the hour.
We format the schedule as 6 hours in one unit and repeat it 4 times a day.
In this way, the programs can be watched easily anywhere in the world regardless of time differences.

TV broadcasting which can be viewed in 317.9 million households.

We will continue to increase the numbers of the households which can watch our channel.
In January 2009, the number of households which can watch NHK WORLD / jibtv was 83 million. But at the end of August 2021, it was increased to 317.9 million in about 160 countries and regions all over the world. We are trying to expand the possible viewing areas by affiliating with enterprises in terrestrial digital television, IPTV, and satellite broadcasting all over the world.
Also, in jibtv’s original programs, it is possible to cosponsor the program or TV commercials.
On the internet, banner advertising is also possible.

Program distribution route

Please refer to the “How to watch” page for further information.

Positioning of Original JIB Programs and NHK International Broadcasts

NHK WORLD/jibtv is a channel comprising original programs by NHK World (NHK's international television broadcasts) and Japan International Broadcasting.
When Japan International Broadcasting began airing its original programs, private companies and others could provide programs and air commercials during those time slots.


NHK WORLD/jibtv in English (Mainly for foreigners overseas)
  • 30-minute news programs at the top of the hour
  • Informational programs and other content broadcast at the bottom of the hour (with some original JIB programs)
* Provides programming and airs commercials for original JIB programs.
NHK WORLD Premium in Japanese (Mainly for Japanese overseas)
  • Broadcasts 24 hours a day to most of the world.
  • A variety of programs including entertainment, children's programs, sports, culture and arts in addition to NHK news and informational programs, delivered through cable TV stations, satellite broadcasters and other providers.


jibtv internet service

Simultaneous broadcasts of original JIB programs and NHK WORLD TV are available online. Also, some original JIB programs are available for viewing as VOD (Video On-Demand).

About viewing our channel

The number of potential viewing households for jibtv

24 hour coverage in approximately 317.9 million households in 160 countries and regions can view our channel.
We are trying to expand the area and spread our channel by affiliating with enterprises in satellite television, cable television, IPTV, and terrestrial digital television all over the world.
Please refer to the "How to watch" page for further information about how to view NHK WORLD / jibtv in your region.

Find your local operator


To meet the needs in a given area where there is no television broadcasting and other viewing environments, we offer our programs via internet streaming. Please note that there are some time periods when programs cannot be viewed on the internet due to rights agreements.

Major services on the Internet
Overseas Service
Domestic Service

Our Series

Catch Japan Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
At One with Nature – National Parks of Japan In this series, we’ll visit national parks in Japan to meet the people that call them home, enjoy seasonal views that have inspired artists and writers for centuries, and explore their landmarks.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
Exploring the Indigenous Ainu Culture This series will highlight Ainu dance, modern art, crafts, and culture that has made its way overseas, as well as explore the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park that opened in 2020.
SPIRIT OF JAPAN The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
Spirit of Resilience This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
ASEAN Now and the Future II – Discover New Buena Vista This series involved a new set of partners. It was produced by TV broadcasters in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with advice from visiting program production experts from NHK International in Japan.
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