BBS to relay NHK broadcast
Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) has signed agreement with Japanese public broadcaster NHK to relay the NHK transmission in Bhutan.
NHK says the extension of its reach further expands its listenership and fosters mutual understanding.
The deals with Bhutan Broadcasting Service, MRTV-Myanmar and Radio ILCE-Mexico brings to 18 the number of languages broadcast by World Radio Japan, NHK’s international radio service.
A spokesperson says: “[We] offer news and programs across the globe on shortwave, medium wave, FM and satellite radio transmissions several times a day to regions around the world and also provide programs free-of-charge to foreign broadcasters, so that more people can enjoy news from Japan and its culture.”
In Bhutan, “Easy Japanese,” a program in English, is aired through 27 FM stations across the nation. NHK say that although they do not offer broadcasts in Dzongkha, they hope that broadcasts in English, widely used in Bhutan, will contribute to further expansion of exchanges.