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Cable Operators Show Overwhelming Support for TV JAPAN Free Preview, November 14-21
Nov 15, 2011 (05:11 PM EST)

MSOs offer special access to premium Japanese network & help drive nonprofit donations

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cable operators from coast to coast are offering a free preview of Japanese-language network TV JAPAN to customers for a limited time. In doing so, cable operators are helping to raise awareness about TV JAPAN's special incentive campaign which includes a $5 donation to support Japan Earthquake Relief Funds in partnership with various nonprofit organizations including the Japan Society, Japan America Society of Southern California, and the Japanese Culture Center of New York. Donations will be made by TV JAPAN for everyone who completes an online survey at

The special TV JAPAN free preview is available in the following markets:


Time Warner Cable

California, Channel 330

Los Angeles, CA, Channel 607

Colorado, Channel 963

San Diego, CA 680

IL, MI, MD, DC, VA, MS, Channel 674

Desert Cities, CA 799

Vermont & New Hampshire, Channel 190

Maine, New Hampshire, Rochester & Buffalo, NY, Channel 1244

Seattle/Tacoma & Spokane, WA, Channel 245

Albany, NY, Channel 945

Syracuse, NY, Channel 685


New York City, NY & Bergan, NJ, Channel 514 (HD) & 515 (SD)

Orange County, CA, Channel 422

Hudson Valley, NY, Channel 541

Palos Verdes, CA, Channel 450

North & South Carolina, Channel 868

San Diego, CA, Channel 400

Ohio, Channel 859

Northern Virginia, Channel 287

San Antonio, TX, Channel 701

OpenBand, Virginia, Channel 771

En-Touch, TX, Channel 517

Bright House Networks, MI, Channel 785

Click! Network, WA, Channel 393

Oceanic Time Warner Cable, HI, Channel 678

Broadstripe, WA Channel 335

Hawaiian Telcom, HI, Channel 801

TV JAPAN is a Japanese language channel from NHK, the leading broadcaster in Japan. TV JAPAN broadcasts many of its live news programs with English translation as a secondary audio service or with English crawl. Select programs are also provided in English or with English subtitles. TV JAPAN offers exclusive live bilingual coverage of the Grand Sumo Tournaments. Programming highlights include comprehensive live news coverage, heartwarming dramas and documentaries, and high- quality entertainment including cooking shows, sports, children's programs, music and variety shows.

For a limited time through December 31, 2011, TV JAPAN is offering a special incentive to new customers, including those who subscribe with their local cable provider. All new subscribers who participate in TV JAPAN's 'Tsunagaru' campaign will receive a $20 rebate directly from TV JAPAN. Additionally, customers can complete a survey for a chance to win prizes including a Panasonic Viera LED TV & a Blue-Ray Home Theatre set directly from TV JAPAN. Plus, a $5 donation to charity will be made for each customer who completes the survey. For more information, visit or call TV JAPAN at 1-(877) 885-2726.

"We are pleased to offer customers complimentary access to experience the richness of TV JAPAN programming first-hand," said Kazuaki Takada, President & CEO at TV JAPAN. "With our special incentive cash-back campaign and prize giveaway offers, this is a perfect opportunity to subscribe to TV JAPAN."


TV JAPAN is the nation's only 24 hour premium Japanese language network serving subscribers throughout North America including Hawaii. TV JAPAN programming consists of live NHK News, dramas, movies, sports, educational and children programming as well as other popular programs currently aired in Japan. TV JAPAN also offers entertainment programs from other networks in Japan. Bilingual programs in both Japanese and English are offered for live News, live Sumo, historical dramas and others. More information is available at or call (877) TV-JAPAN.

About International Media Distribution

International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in-language programming in the U.S. for over a decade. IMD represents over 30 TV channels including two SVOD services with content from a variety of international sources: Antenna Satellite (Greek), ART (Arabic), ATV (Cantonese), Bollywood Hits On Demand (Hindi with English subtitles), CCTV-4 (Chinese), CTI-Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), Channel One Russia, Deutsche Welle (German), Filipino On Demand (Tagalog), Mediaset Italia (Italian), MYX (English), Phoenix InfoNews (Chinese), Phoenix North America Chinese Channel, Rai Italia (Italian), RTN (Russian), RTN Plus (Russian), SBTN (Vietnamese), STAR India GOLD (Hindi), STAR India NEWS (Hindi), STAR ONE (Hindi), STAR India PLUS (Hindi), TFC & TFC-E (Tagalog), Tele5 (Polish), TV Polonia, TVP Info (Polish), TV Asia (Hindi), TV JAPAN & TV JAPAN HD, TVK (Korean), TVK2 (Korean), TV5MONDE (French), VIJAY (Tamil). For more information, visit

SOURCE International Media Distribution