NHK To Start Internet Simalcast Radio

AV Watch reports [J] that NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is going to broadcast its three radio channels, Radio1/2 and NHK FM, over the internet from September 1st.

Those simulcast channel will be listened on website on PC. For Smartphone(Android/iPhone), apps will be released after October 1st.

Some private radio stations have already been airing their program over the internet. The popular one is Radiko.jp, which started March 2010.

Radiko.jp has regional protection, so for example, you may not listen programs by radio stations in Tokyo from Osaka. NHK’s ones can be listened from anywhere in Japan, but not available from oversea.

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).

2 thoughts on “NHK To Start Internet Simalcast Radio”

  1. i can hear the NHK collector now:

    NHK man: please sign a contract to pay us monthly from now on and give us your bank account detailsl
    resident: but i dont have a TV radio.
    NHK man: i can see you have a computer and mobile phone so you are legally obliged to pay since those devices are capapble of recieving our broadcasts…
    resident: uhhhh…

  2. i can hear the NHK collector now:

    NHK man: please sign a contract to pay us monthly from now on and give us your bank account detailsl
    resident: but i dont have a TV radio.
    NHK man: i can see you have a computer and mobile phone so you are legally obliged to pay since those devices are capapble of recieving our broadcasts…
    resident: uhhhh…

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