February 26, 2020 – SES announced that NHK WORLD-JAPAN has launched on the Ethiosat TV platform, bringing the total channel count of the bouquet to 43. NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international broadcast service of Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, provides the latest news, NHK NEWSLINE along with technology, lifestyle and entertainment programs such as great gear, Dining with the Chef, J-Arena, and Journeys in Japan. In addition, the channel offers an assortment of documentaries and specials including Asia Insight and NHK Documentary. The free-to-view Ethiosat platform, which already delivers a wide variety of popular local content, was launched in October 2019. It is Ethiopia’s first dedicated TV platform, delivering a high-quality viewing experience for viewers across the country. The introduction of NHK WORLD-JAPAN ensures viewers will have access to quality international programming as part of their Ethiosat experience. This growing offering of both local and relevant international content has been made possible by agreements between the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and SES. Ethiosat is hosted on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at the orbital location of 57 degrees East. To view Ethiosat TV channels, Ethiopian households should contact their local satellite antenna installer to re-configure the position of their home’s antenna. This will allow them to receive content from SES’s NSS-12 satellite.