NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s Sole Public English Channel, Comes to Denver

Colorado Public Television Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters Distributing Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming in English

DENVER (January 10, 2017) – NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s sole public English language channel, is proud to announce its partnership with Colorado Public Television (CPT12) based in Denver, Colorado. CPT12 covers the metro Denver area as well as the entire Front Range and mountain communities served by Comcast. It joins stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Charlotte and Baltimore as NHK WORLD TV partners in distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming which is produced in English.

NHK WORLD TV is a 24/7 public network featuring original television programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). NHK WORLD TV, delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring the hourly live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe and programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture, history, food and lifestyle.

NHK WORLD TV officially launches on CPT12 on January 12, 2017. Local viewers can watch on channel 12.4 (over the air) and on Comcast channel 262 in the Denver metro area.For all other listings, viewers can visit or check with their local cable provider.

“The partnership with CPT12 is very exciting for us,” said Mr. Yoshihiko Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting Inc.), a subsidiary of NHK. “CPT12’s mission is to cultivate the Colorado community by connecting diverse people through education, shared experiences and reflective civic discourse, and the addition of NHK WORLD TV aligns well with the station’s commitment to viewers. We are delighted to be a part of the Colorado community and serve our viewers in the region by providing a worldly perspective on Japanese and Asian culture, lifestyle and news.”

“We are very proud to bring NHK World programming to Colorado viewers;” stated Kim Johnson, Colorado Public Television’s President and General Manager, “as Japan’s public broadcasting service, NHK delivers a brilliantly diverse showcase of intelligent and intriguing programming.  NHK is a welcome addition to our multi-cultural programming for our globally-minded and curious audience.”

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 150 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video on-demand) services through free mobile APP and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit

Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD TV,” as well as the Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD Premium.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.