Yesterday, StarHub was the first pay TV operator to bring in Hello! Japan, an all-Japanese entertainment and lifestyle channel, out of Japan. Channel 149 will offer viewers a robust line-up that ranges from documentaries and dramas to movies and variety shows produced by top Japanese TV stations such as NTV, TBS, TV Asahi and TV Tokyo.
All programmes on the channel are aired in its original language with English subtitles. Some key titles viewers can look forward to are Athletic Fire, an award-winning variety show that invites famous athletes and celebrities to compete against one another, Hungry Hoppers, which features a trio from Hokkaido travelling around Japan in search of delectable gourmet, and Music Station, which focuses on the Japanese music scene and features top J-Pop artistes performing “live” in recording studios.