NHK unveils On Demand line-up

Japanese network tauts new TV service

TOKYO — Pubcaster NHK unveiled its programming for the new webcasting service, NHK On Demand, that is skedded to launch

on December 1, on Wednesday.

Viewers will be able watch shows from the service via their home PCs, broadband-connected TV monitors or cable TV,

paying about 300 yen ($2.83) per program or about 1,500 yen ($14.15) for a monthly pack.

Programming will be in three categories — news programs, dramas and other recently broadcast shows that viewers may have missed

and library shows, which are selections from the best of NHK’s past programming, including docus and concerts. Shows in the first two categories will be webcast for a week.

At the start of the service NHK plans to offer 82 shows in the “missed” category and 125 in the “library” category, with a total of 1344 titles.

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