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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 308.5 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 September 2019, it was increased to 308.5 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 308.5 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

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.
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.
Washoku World Challenge The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in 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.
The Next 100 Years Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
Future Highway Express As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
The Road to Recovery The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?
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