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NHK World TV unveils free VOD service

Japanese public broadcaster NHK's English-language international service NHK World TV will premiere an online VOD offering on June 15.
June 12, 2015

Japanese public broadcaster NHK’s English-language international broadcast service NHK World TV will premiere an online VOD offering on June 15.

The news comes in response to requests from global viewers to watch programs a second time, the pubcaster said in a statement.

The service will be free of charge to users worldwide. It will debut with 13 programs that have been broadcast within the past few weeks allowing viewers to catch up to series missed before they disappear from the online service. Major debate and travel programs containing useful information for visitors to the island nation will remain available for transmission for longer periods, NHK says.

While the lineup of NHK World TV series will be steadily expanded, current factual programs on the service include Asia Insight, Core Kyoto, Dining with the Chef, Global Agenda, Great Gear, Her Story, Imagine-Nation, Japan Railway Journal, Journeys in Japan, Kawaii International, Science View and Tokyo Eye 2020.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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