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TV JAPAN offers Spring Free Preview throughout the U.S. for the first time ever, April 15-30
Apr 15 2015

TV JAPAN offers Spring Free Preview throughout the U.S. for the first time ever, April 15-30

New TV JAPAN+ App created to showcase spring programming and Free Preview

                      New TV JAPAN+ App created to showcase spring programming and Free Preview

New York City, NY- April 14, 2015, TV JAPAN and International Media Distribution (IMD) today announced the unveiling of a Spring Free Preview to Japanese Americans for the first time, April 15-30. During this period, customers of major carriers such as AT&T U-verse TV, XFINITY TV from Comcast, Cox, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV will be able to view TV JAPAN without a subscription for a two-week promotional period.

Customers can download the new TV JAPAN+ mobile app, the official guide to the Free Preview, to access program schedules, show descriptions and trailers via the iTunes and Google Play stores.

This spring free preview coincides with the premiere season in Japan kicking off this month. Highlights include: 

  • New Dramas: "Mare", "The Psychiatrist, Rintaro", "Your Story" and "Flowers for Algernon"
  • Movies: "THERMAE ROMAE" and "THERMAE ROMAE II"
  • Variety Shows: "Honmadekka!? TV" and "Far Away Neighbors" 
  • New Anime: "The Rose of Versailles" and "Sushi and Beyond" both featuring English subtitles
     

TV JAPAN and TV JAPAN HD will be available without a subscription during this special promotional period in select markets, courtesy of the operators listed below:
 

Provider (*Special Offers, restrictions apply) Markets and TV JAPAN Channel Numbers
                                                                                        USA

DISH 

 (*Free preview ends 4/29)

 Nationwide, TV JAPAN HD 9991, TV JAPAN 9989 

AT&T U-verse 

 (*Get one month free of TV JAPAN)

 National, TV JAPAN HD Channel 3681, TV JAPAN Channel 3680 

Verizon FiOS 

 National, TV JAPAN HD Channel 1769, TV JAPAN Channel 1770
 

Bright House Networks 

 (*Free preview starts 4/14)
Detroit, TV JAPAN HD Channel 885, TV JAPAN 785 

Tampa, Central Florida, TV JAPAN HD Channel 1991, TV JAPAN 991

Birmingham, Alabama, TV JAPAN HD Channel 1901, TV JAPAN 901

Bakersfield, California, TV JAPAN HD Channel 1429, TV JAPAN 429 

Indianapolis, Indiana, TV JAPAN HD Channel 885, TV JAPAN 785 

Comcast
*Get TV JAPAN for $10 per month for 12 months with a qualifying double or triple play package subscription (CA, WA, OR, CO and Houston markets only). Free preview only available to digital TV subscribers. 

Beltway Region (VA, MD. DC) Channel 674

California, Channel 330

Colorado, Channel 963

Houston, Channel 584 

Seattle, Channel 245 

Inland NW (Spokane), Channel 818 

Oregon/SW Washington, Channel 693 

Michigan/Indiana, Channel 674 

Chicago, Channel 674 Atlanta, Channel 393 

Tupelo, MS, Channel 674 Cox Las Vegas, NV, Channel 273 Northern 

Virginia, Channel 287 Orange County, Channel 422 

Palos Verdes, Channel 450 

San Diego, Channel 400
RCN Boston, Chicago, D.C. Metro, New York City, Philadelphia, Channel 504
Lehigh Valley, Channel 911

 

Click! Network Tacoma, WA, Channel 393
 

                          CANADA
Bell Fibe TV Ontario/Quebec, TV JAPAN HD Channel 745 Delta Cable (Eastlink) British Colombia, TV JAPAN Channel 720 MTS Manitoba, TV JAPAN Channel 526 Novus Entertainment British Colombia, TV JAPAN Channel 337 Rogers Ontario, TV JAPAN Channel 829 Shaw Alberta/British Colombia, TV JAPAN Channel 514 TELUS Alberta/British Colombia, TV JAPAN Channel 2921

"We are pleased to offer our customers complimentary access to experience the richness of TV JAPAN programming first-hand." said Kenichiro Takiguchi, President & CEO at TV JAPAN. "For Japanese, April is not just a celebration of spring, but also the time to embrace a new lifestyle. It is when the new fiscal year begins for Japanese companies and the start of the new school year. Many new expats arrive from Japan and others relocate to their new assignments during the spring. This is why TV JAPAN chose to conduct a Nationwide Free Preview this spring to show what's new on TV JAPAN."

Customers have multiple ways to access programming information in both English and Japanese for TV JAPAN including the TV JAPAN website at www.tvjapan.net, complimentary monthly printed glossy program guides mailed to customers' homes and the TV JAPAN mobile applications available free through the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Marketplace., "TV JAPAN" and "TV JAPAN +."

About 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 News, live Sumo, historical dramas and others. More information is available at www.tvjapan.net or call (877) TV-JAPAN.

About IMD 

International Media Distribution (IMD) has been a leading provider of in-language programming in the U.S. for nearly two decades. IMD represents TV JAPAN and more than 35 TV services with content from a variety of international sources. Visit www.imediadistribution.com for more information and download the "IMD Calendar" app for year-round access to multicultural holidays and observances at your fingertips. International Media Distribution is an NBCUniversal company.

Media Contacts:

TV JAPAN Kozue Fukasawa 

fukasawa@nhkcma.com 

(212) 713-8430 

IMD 

Shelly Kurtz 

shelly.kurtz@imd.us.com

 (206) 282-2762