Aug 1, 2016

NHK begins 4K, 8K high-definition test broadcasting

Public broadcaster NHK on Monday started 4K and 8K ultra high-definition test broadcasting on its BS satellite channels, aiming to verify the technology and popularize it ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The resolution of 4K broadcasting is roughly four times as ...

Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

Jun 2, 2016

Japan's TV stations tapping tourism boom, reaching out overseas

With Japan attracting a record-breaking influx of foreign tourists, broadcasters Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. and NHK are stepping up broadcasting overseas aimed at promoting tourism in Japan. Sky Perfect operates local-language channels in four Southeast Asian countries through its subsidiary Wakuwaku Japan Corp., which ...

Feb 23, 2016

NHK execs to return pay over embezzlement scandal

NHK said all of its executive board members will voluntarily return part of their compensation to take responsibility for failing to properly supervise a subsidiary at the center of a ¥200 million embezzlement case. The public broadcaster said Tuesday that President Katsuto Momii will ...