Japan earthquake: Japan’s major TV networks stream live coverage of earthquake’s devastation online


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Major Japanese news networks Asahi TV and NHK are streaming their coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami online, free of charge.

NHK is streaming its broadcast at its website,, and Asahi TV is broadcasting over Ustream at


AT&T said Friday that it has lifted the normal monthly subscription fee for the TV Japan channel its U-verse TV customers would otherwise pay for the next week, ‘so they can keep up with the latest news and recovery efforts,’ said Karla Enriquez, an AT&T spokeswoman.

The wireless carrier is also removing any text-message fees for AT&T cellphone users who text dontations to the Red Cross efforts in Japan, Enriquez said.


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