September 10, 2009

NHK on MHz

The MHz Worldview television service broadcasts an hour (or so) of NHK World daily. In northern Utah, MHz Worldview broadcasts on 9.2, with the NHK hour starting at 9:00 AM (6:00 AM on Sunday).

MHz's concept is a simple one: aggregate feeds from television services around the world. It's a shoestring operation, so they're not getting the best, but what's available and cheap and already localized.

The weakness in the concept is that the coverage is so eclectic that people like me will pick and chose only a few shows a week. But that also means there's something for everybody. Australian Rules Football!

If anything, it's a good example of how staid and Anglophile regular PBS programming has become.

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