Go programs on Japanese TV


There are several Go programs on TV in Japan.


Programs on regular TV channels

  • The NHK Sunday Go Program (Igo no jikan) on NHK Education (channel 3) at 1200 to 1400 on Sundays. The program has two parts: The Igo Focus? (including NHK Lecture) for 30 minutes, followed by the NHK Cup. The prime time slot, following the shogi program from 1000-1200 shows how popular Go is in Japan, though the average rating is ~1%. Igo Focus is rerun on Friday at 1500. Before 2012, the program dealt with both Igo and Shogi, under the names 'Igo-Shogi Weekly/Journal/Focus'.

Programs on satellite TV channels


  • NHK satellite channel (BS2) used to have live coverages on big title matches Kisei, Honinbo, and Meijin. Now only digest programs are broadcast occasionally.

This has now been discontinued after 36 years (including Hayago Senshuken before JAL).

Go programs on Japanese TV last edited by hnishy on December 4, 2022 - 05:34
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