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Industry Satellite broadcasting
Headquarters 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE, United Kingdom
Area served
Europe and Middle East
Owner NHK Cosmomedia (Europe) Limited
Website www.jstv.co.uk

Japan Satellite Television (日本語衛星放送, ジャパンサテライトテレビ Nihongo Eisei Hōsō,?) is a Japanese broadcaster in the Middle East, Europe, Russia and North Africa. Launched in March 1990 and broadcasting from London, the channel initially broadcast for two hours each night from 8pm (GMT) on the Lifestyle transponder 5 on the Astra 1A satellite in analogue format (frequency 11.273 MHz, time-sharing with The Children's Channel, Lifestyle and The Lifestyle Satellite Jukebox). Later on 3 June 1991, it started using transponder 24 on Astra 1B, at frequency 11.567 MHz for 11 hours a day, using the Videocrypt II encryption (time-sharing with The Children's Channel and later with CMT Europe). It eventually moved to transponder 53 (frequency 10.773) to broadcast 24 hours a day. Analogue transmissions for JSTV on Astra ceased on 31 October 2001.

The channel currently broadcasts in DVB-S on Eutelsat Hotbird 6, encrypted in (Cryptoworks and Conax), except some programmes, and broadcasts programs of NHK, Fuji TV, TV Tokyo and other main Japanese broadcasters. News programs are mostly direct and Live from the original broadcaster, however several other programs such as Anime and Variety shows are not up to date.

Not all programs are encrypted; "News 7", "Newswatch 9" and some English programs are broadcast free-to-air. JSTV consists of two channels: JSTV1 which broadcasts TV programmes, and JSTV2 which broadcasts part-time TV programmes and 24-hour Japanese radio.


Encryption & Availability[edit]

  • Satellite

DVB-S MPEG 2: Hot Bird 6 (12597 MHz, Vertical, 3/4, VPID 2000, APID 2002/2001) Encrypted (Cryptoworks and Conax). Cryptoworks broadcasting will be discontinued on 30 September according to current broadcast information.

Analogue: ASTRA [Closed down on 31 October 2001]

  • Hotels

Currently, JSTV broadcasts in several hotels in Europe and the Middle East, Complete list available on the official web site of JSTV and NHK's English page "Overseas hotels carrying NHK"

  • JSTV-i

JSTV is available through "JSTV-i" to European consumers via Western Digital's WD TV LIVE STB. More information is available on the official JSTV-i web site.


Launched March 1990
Owned by NHK Cosmomedia (Europe) Limited
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Language Japanese
Broadcast area Europe , Middle East , Russia and North Africa
Website JSTV.co.uk
Hotbird JSTV1

JSTV 1: TV programmes

JSTV 2: Radio programmes (NHK World Radio Japan) and JSTV 1 TV Schedule on screen.
(Since 31 March 2008 JSTV 2 broadcast TV programmes from 1700 UK time to 2200 UK time 7 days a week, and from 1 April 2009 now broadcasts TV Programmes from 0500 to 1000 and then 1500 to 2200 UK time)


Dual language News (Japanese & English)

  • NHK News 7
  • NHK Newswatch 9
  • Global Debete WISDOM
  • Sumo


  • Good Morning, Japan
  • Sunday Sports News
  • FNN News SPEAK
  • FNN Super News
  • NHK Newswatch 9
  • Today's Close-up


  • Hello from Studio Park (スタジオパークからこんにちは) NHK
  • Riddles on Mobile (着信御礼!ケータイ大喜利) NHK
  • VS Arashi (VS嵐) Fuji TV
  • Shoten (笑点) NTV
  • Why did you come to Japan? (Youは何しに日本へ?) TV Tokyo
  • Peke X Pon (ペケXポン) Fuji TV


  • NHK Special (NHKスペシャル)NHK
  • Professionals (プロフェッショナル仕事の流儀)NHK
  • Document 72hours (ドキュメント72時間) NHK



  • Grand Whiz-Kids TV (大!天才てれびくん)
  • Okaasan to Issho -With Mother- (おかあさんといっしょ)
  • Inai Inai Baa! (いないいないばあ)
  • Play Japanese (にほんごであそぼ)
  • Play English (えいごであそぼ)

Complete programme list available at here (Japanese)

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