New Channel, NHK WORLD-JAPAN to Launch on DStv this April

This April, DStv welcomes new lifestyle channel, NHK WORLD-JAPAN to its platform starting Wednesday, 1 April. The channel, which will launch on DStv channel 431 will showcase a variety of arts and culture, current affairs, dramas, documentaries, sport and much more.

Viewers on all DStv packages will have all access to a new world of Japanese content and will be able to discover a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring hourly live international news from news bureaus around the globe, along with lifestyle, culture, food, travel, sports, technology, science, and history programs, with an Asian perspective.

This channel launch follows the recent announcements of other country-specific channels like the Ghanaian music channel Trace Jama and DStv’s own property, Kenyan channel Maisha Magic Plus.

“We’re thrilled to have a channel with such a unique content offering join our platforms,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment at MultiChoice Group. “NHK WORLD-JAPAN will give African viewers a chance to explore international culture through entertainment.”

Masaru Shiromoto, President and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, says “Our new partnership with DStv will help broaden our reach and ensure that more people are exposed to the thrilling yet educational programs on our channel.”

Catch great titles such as NHK NEWSLINE along with technology, lifestyle and entertainment programs such as Dining with the ChefJourneys in Japan, J-Arena and Medical Frontiers. In addition, the channel offers an assortment of documentaries and specials including Asia Insight and NHK Documentary.

Visit for more information on the new channel and other great content. Download DStv Now to catch your favourite shows remotely wherever you are. Don’t forget to download the MyDStv App to manage your account from the comfort of your home.

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