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New Channel, NHK WORLD-JAPAN To Debut On DStv In April

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This April, DStv welcomes new lifestyle channel, NHK WORLD-JAPAN to its platform starting Wednesday, 1 April. The channel, which will launch on DStv channel 431 will showcase a variety of arts and culture, current affairs, dramas, documentaries, sport and much more.

Viewers on all DStv packages will have all access to a new world of Japanese content and will be able to discover a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring hourly live international news from news bureaus around the globe, along with lifestyle, culture, food, travel, sports, technology, science, and history programs, with an Asian perspective.

This channel launch follows the recent announcements of other country-specific channels like the Ghanaian music channel Trace Jama and DStv’s own property, Kenyan channel Maisha Magic Plus.

“We’re thrilled to have a channel with such a unique content offering join our platforms,” says John Ugbe, CEO MultiChoice Nigeria. “NHK WORLD-JAPAN will give African viewers a chance to explore international culture through entertainment.”

Masaru Shiromoto, President and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, says “Our new partnership with DStv will help broaden our reach and ensure that more people are exposed to the thrilling yet educational programs on our channel.”

Catch great titles such as NHK NEWSLINE along with technology, lifestyle and entertainment programs such as Dining with the Chef, Journeys in Japan, J-Arena and Medical Frontiers. In addition, the channel offers an assortment of documentaries and specials including Asia Insight and NHK Documentary.

Visit www.DStv.com for more information on the new channel and other great content. Download DStv Now to catch your favourite shows remotely wherever you are. Don’t forget to download the MyDStv App to manage your account from the comfort of your home.

About MultiChoice Group:
MCG is Africa’s leading multi-channel digital satellite and pay television destination, offering its 18.9m customers access to a world of entertainment, anywhere, anytime. MCG includes MultiChoice South Africa, MultiChoice Africa, Showmax Africa, and Irdeto.
MCG has been in operation for the past 30 years and through its flagship product brand, DStv, the company delivers the latest and most compelling local and international content to millions of households across Africa. The company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology advancement resulted in the creation of its iconic high definition PVR decoder, the DStv Explora – which won the Product of the Year for 2015 and has now launched the improved HD6 PVR decoder.
Through its corporate social investment, MCG actively participates in social transformation, ongoing investment in local content, job creation and skills development – which in turn, strengthens the television and broadcasting industry and contributes to the South African economy.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts six TV channels including 4K and 8K along with three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages. NHK WORLD-JAPAN reaches over 380 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-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centred programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit nhk.jp/world.

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