Globecast delivers NHK World to Central and Western Africa

Globecast has started delivering NHK World, the international channel from Japanese national public broadcaster NHK, to audiences in Central and Western Africa. NHK launched the service on July 30 as part of Canalsat, a package of more than 130 channels, radio stations, and services on the SES-4 satellite at 22 degrees west orbital position.

NHK World will be offered free-to-air as part of the Canalsat Afrique direct-to-home schedule in Central and western Africa. Globecast is providing a complete solution to bring NHK World to the point of uplink, including contribution, encryption, and encoding.

“With its excellent coverage of the whole Central and Western Africa region and a compelling path to entry into the hotel chains there, SES-4 offers NHK World a solid platform for its initial launch into Africa and future expansion moving forward,” said Juliet Bayliss, UK Sales Director for Globecast.