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Satellite Broadcasting by Ralph Negrine

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10Direct Broadcasting by Satellite in Japan: an Overview

Yuko Nakamura with an introduction by Ralph Negrine

A Brief Introduction to Broadcasting in Japan. By Ralph Negrine

Broadcasting in Japan is controlled by two types of organisations. NHK, the publicly funded public service broadcasting organisation, is by far the most important of these two types. It is funded through a licence fee system and is required to present high quality programmes that satisfy the demands of the public and also elevate the cultural level of the country. It runs two television services, the General Channel and the Educational Channel, which are available to nearly all of Japan's 38 million households.

The other type of organisation which is concerned with Japanese ...

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