I'm wondering what the best way would be to receive and watch Japanese television - not just the anime and j-dorama, but all of the other stuff too - in my own home in sunny Britain. Ideally a complete package with all the major Japanese television channels (NHK, Nippon, Fuji, etc).
There's no particularly easy way to pick up all of another country's major TV channels, as far as I'm aware, unless said country is nearby and they have unencrypted satellite transmissions.
I haven't heard anything about Japanese TV being made available via satellite in the UK, either - there's really no call for it, after all. The UK's Japanese immigrant population is very small, so basically it'd just be catering for a few random international students and wapanese.
Thanks for the speedy response, >>2, I think you are probably right. I was just hoping that maybe someone knew of some crazy esoteric satellite provider that does things like this.
The only one I've found so far provides just one Japanese channel (among about 400 others).
My Japanese teacher gets Japanese channels, and I live in England. I'm not sure how he gets it though. It could just be the one channel you mentioned, but I'm sure he's talked about multiple channels before.
I have no idea what channel # it is, because I don't have it, I was just looking it up online. But here's the site where I saw it:
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PS: I'm totally willing to pay a reasonable amount to subscribe to a service or buy equipment or something.
Why don't you try recording them in Japan, and then watching them when you get back to UK?
What exactly are you interested in watching other than anime and drama anyway?
You can find things like Utaban and HeyX3 online anyway.
anyone know of satalite services other than sky?
To Recieve JSTV you need a satellite dish pointed at Hotbird 13 degrees east, a decoder that can handle CryptoWorks, and a viewing card from JSTV. The station offers a range of mostly NHK programming, including NHK news. There is not much in the way o interesting content though, and the station is often called 'Shiyufu terebi' (housewife TV) amongst the younger London based Japanese community. Because they have no competition, it is also prohibitively expensive, and personally I think it adds little value. You are better off downloading the programs you actualy want to watch from Japanese entertainment bittorrent sites.
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