WAKUWAKU JAPAN, a new 24-hour Japanese TV channel will be airing in Singapore! The station is operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, which also operates the SKY PerfecTV! satellite network and famous BS SKY TV channel in Japan. It is the largest Japanese entertainment channel in Indonesia and Myanma and , Singapore will be the third country it will operate in.
As of 1st July, Starhub’s Channel 149, Hello Japan has cease operations, and WakuWaku Japan will take over Singapore’s Japanese entertainment scenes, in its wake.
WAKUWAKU JAPAN is well-known for broadcasting the latest Japanese dramas, concerts such as Animelo Summer Live and many hot entertainment programs such as the recent AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo (General Election), which happened on the 6th of June.
WAKUWAKU JAPAN will start broadcasting on Singtel TV Channel 616 on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 5.00pm (local time). It will be available as part of the Family Starter Pack and other packages.
WAKUWAKU JAPAN will air original “Singapore-friendly” programs consisting of the latest Japanese serial dramas, variety shows, and anime. One of the WAKUWAKU JAPAN concepts is “broadcasting in local languages,” and thus, programs in Singapore will be aired English subbed or dubbed.
Programs that are expected to air by WakuWaku Japan include
- J-LEAGUE 2015 (LIVE TELECAST)
- Kamen Rider Black RX
- Kamen Rider Den-O
- Captain Tsubasa
- The Emperor’s Cook
- Ms Butler
- Naoki Hanzawa
- New Kids War
SKY Perfect JSAT is also discussing promotional activities ahead of the start of broadcasts to boost awareness of the channel throughout Singapore, and will work to raise the visibility of WAKUWAKU JAPAN with the Singapore launch.
Unfortunately, Starhub subscribers,will have to wait for the channel to be made available to Starhub subscribers, current Singtel subscribers will have a free preview from 6 July to 31 August.