WAKUWAKU JAPAN Channel joins basic pack in Taiwan, a first for an overseas GE channel in the last 5 years! Channel’s reach expands to 5.4 Million in Taiwan and to 13.8 Million across Asia.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Representative Director Masafumi Kawanishi, hereinafter WAKUWAKU JAPAN) announces that its Japanese general entertainment channel “WAKUWAKU JAPAN” has joined the basic pack of pay-TV cable platform “bbTV” operated by China Network Systems Co., Ltd. (CNS) and channel’s reach expands to 5.4 million households in Taiwan and to 13.8 million in Asia.

CNS is one of the largest Multi Service Cable Operators (MSOs) in Taiwan and WAKUWAKU JAPAN has been carried by its HD package from October 2016 with limited number of subscribers. But due to WAKUWAKU JAPAN’s performance and growing popularity in Taiwan, CNS saw the value and agreed to migrate WAKUWAKU JAPAN channel to its most widely distributed basic pack, which reaches CNS’s entire subscriber base. It is the first time in last 5 years that an overseas general entertainment channel has achieved this special status. Taiwan's pay TV basic pack penetration is one of the highest in the world reaching 84% of all households in Taiwan, almost on par with free to air TV reach.

In addition to above, WAKUWAKU JAPAN channel has also launched and joined the basic packs of pay-TV cable platforms “NWCATV” and “NCDTV” in Taiwan from June 2018.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN’s channel number will be changed as follows with this migration;

Service Name Ex-Number New Number
CNS 129 83
NCDTV 303 84

WAKUWAKU JAPAN is grateful to all its supporting partners and will continue to contribute to the increase of Japan fans in countries/areas not only in Taiwan but throughout Asia through the broadcast of exciting Japanese contents that the viewers have never seen.


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WAKUWAKU JAPAN is a Japanese general entertainment channel, airing 24 hours a day, and offering variety of programs in the local language. Through the broadcasts and its promotional activities, WAKUWAKU JAPAN aims to show to its viewers the Japan of today, along with its entertainment, culture and the many local goods from all around Japan to increase the viewers’ interests of Japan.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN is currently airing in 8 countries/regions, which are Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand and Philippines.