Japanese broadcaster NHK has launched a new English-language news channel, with studio operations in New York. Programming will focus on Japanese topics, and looks to become a gateway for Asia-wide news and trends, especially since many U. S. media outlets have closed their Tokyo bureaus. The service is on a dedicated over-the-air as well as a number of cable systems in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC markets.
NHK joins a growing number of international and foreign language who have opened English-language channels as a means to get their perspective out to compete with the dominant US/UK news agencies and channels.
Source - NHK/World English-Language News Net Launches in NYC, Multichannel News