Just a follow up from my previous post, NHK BS1’s World News (ワールドニュース) can be aired bilingually, meaning viewers can watch the program in the original language. Also, here are some video examples about the show and some facts.
This bulletin was aired on 22 January 2020 at 7am, though the indicator on the top right corner had a minor change, the World News titles remain the same.
The bulletin features:
- France 2’s Journal de 20 Heures (same program as SBS)
- ZDF’s Heute (Germany)
BBC News at Six (United Kingdom, News at Ten airs during when the UK is in British Summer Time, same program as SBS)
- TVE’s Telediario (Spain, same program as SBS)
- CCTV’s China News and Xinwen Lianbo
KBS News Plaza (KBS뉴스광장, South Korea, the morning news program; KBS News 9, the broadcaster’s flagship news program, airs in the 5am bulletin)
Here is an older edition that was broadcast at 5am on 24 November 2017. This particular hour in recent years now features BBC News at Six and several East and Southeast Asian broadcaster’s evening news programs [apart from VTV which airs the noon bulletin via VTV4]. Please note that the titles for this bulletin and the BBC program are cut off.
This bulletin features:
- BBC News at Six
- VGTRK’s Vesti (Russia, currently suspended during the Russian invasion of Ukraine)
- ZDF’s Heute
- ABC’s The World (which airs in the ABC News channel, not in ABC TV)
- TVB’s News at 7:30 (in English, Hong Kong, unlike SBS which sources the Cantonese program from the broadcaster’s international channel, NHK acquires the English version from TVB Pearl, TVB’s national English channel)
NDTV 24x7 News (in English, India)
Also, since SBS acquired TVB back in 2007, NHK still continues to air ATV until its closure in 2016.
Though NHK airs some broadcasters who are dominant in a LOTE language, like TVB and NDTV, and formerly ABS-CBN Philippines (whose program now airs in SBS) and Suspilne Ukraine (which airs online bulletins from its Russian Invasion of Ukraine YouTube channel, now discontinued), in their English counterparts, they air Al Jazeera in Arabic. Here is a segment of the broadcaster which aired in the 6am bulletin which aired on 22 December 2022. The program is called Alttasiea (التاسعة, the 9pm bulletin).
Though SBS stopped airing the Vietnamese broadcaster in late 2003, NHK still continues to air VTV since, which they acquired in 1996, according to the NHK Archives. Here is a segment from VTV4’s Bản Tin Thời Sự (Noon bulletin; with the final scenes of MCOT’s [Thailand] 9 Evening News [9 ข่าวค่ำ] in the first few seconds) featured in the 6am bulletin which aired on 17 March 2022.
NHK is still airing these featured broadcasters, including CCTV and VTV, but not VGTRK, to this day.
NHK BS1 also has a weekday morning program called Catch! Sekai no Top News (キャッチ！世界のトップニュース; Catch! The Top Global News) where the newsreaders introduce the international news stories of the day through reports from NHK’s international news partners. They occasionally feature currently-suspended VGTRK as of now since NHK still has broadcasting rights with the Russian broadcaster. During the middle of the program, there is a segment which features in-depth reports of recent events or an interesting story in a foreign country. Here is a bulletin which aired on 22 January 2020, though the presenters and graphics have changed since.
Also, NHK sometimes uses footage from its international news partners in other news programs during reports outside Japan, including News 7 which airs in SBS WorldWatch. But since SBS sources the Japanese news program from NHK World Premium, reports from the BBC and VGTRK are blocked because of broadcasting restrictions and shows this message:
All footage are owned by NHK and the respective foreign broadcasters.