NHK's Newsline to American public television via American Public Television.

Posted: 11 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
"American Public Television (APT) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to NHK's half-hour international news program Newsline. The English-language series delivers news, in HD, from Asia and around the world, including reports on current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends, as well as regional weather forecasts, the latest developments in international financial markets and more. It launched on the NHK World TV 24-hour network in February of last year and now reaches more than 120 territories. APT will feed the high-definition broadcasts to U.S. public television stations live twice a day, and will offer one standard-definition feed Monday through Thursday." Mansha Daswani,, 10 April 2010.
     "Our roots extend to the early days of public television, pre-dating the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) by eight years. ... In 1999, we launched APT Worldwide, our international sales division. APT Worldwide has built its program catalog to become a leading source for U.S. public television programming in the international marketplace. APT Worldwide licenses innovative television programming including documentary, lifestyle, science, health, arts, culture and music. We have successfully sold programming to major television outlets, including Discovery Networks, National Geographic Worldwide, NHK in Japan, ITV in Great Britain, RAISAT in Italy and Alliance/Atlantis in Canada." American Public Television website.