NHK World Japan exits DTH platforms in India

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Japan’s public broadcaster NHK World Japan over the last few days has exited Direct to Home (DTH) platforms in India with Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV disconnecting the signals of NHK World Japan stating the channel has been discontinued from the broadcaster’s end.

NHK World Japan left Tata Sky last week followed by Airtel Digital TV this week, the lone two DTH platforms in India wherein NHK World Japan was available for viewers in India apart from Cable TV platforms. The channel for the time being continues to be available on Cable TV platforms in the country such as Fastway and Hathway.

NHK in India operates NHK World Japan and NHK World Premium with the former a Free-to-Air channel while the latter is a premium channel at a monthly price of Rs 1800 per month which is limited to Hotels in India.

NHK World Japan in an important notice to its viewers in India said, “We regret to inform you that, as of December 5, 2020, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is no longer available through Tata Sky in India. We hope you will continue to enjoy our content through NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s 24/7 Livestreaming Service on NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s Website. Livestreaming is also available through NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s App and other options. We will inform you if and when new broadcast options have become available in India. We thank you for your kind understanding.”

DreamDTH has reached out NHK World Japan regarding the development in India with a questionnaire around the same. We will update this space if we receive a revert from the broadcaster’s end.

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Basil currently works as the Editor-in-chief at DreamDTH. He likes to write and cover the latest happenings in the Media and Entertainment Industry in India. You can always find him browsing his phone.

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