Hikari TV for Asahi Net

Note:

Application requests for Oneuchi Plan, TV-Osusume Plan, and Video-Zanmai Plan are no longer accepted as of June 28, 2022.
Details of Plans applied before June 28, 2022, could be checked from the page below.

Details of plans applied before June 28, 2022

Hikari TV for Asahi net is a video streaming service which you can enjoy various specialty channels and videos by just connecting your TV to a fiber-optic line.

Features

  1. POINT 1
    Enjoy the great selection of content

    There are variety of channels such as movie, TV drama, live music, sport, Jidaigeki (Japanese historical drama, movie, etc.), comedy, original programming and more for you to choose and enjoy.
    A Video On Demand is also available for you to enjoy the latest hit programs anytime.
    Details on channels and video content can be checked in this page.
    Channel Service (only in Japanese)

  2. POINT 2
    No need of antenna installation work

    Hikari TV uses fiber-optic line and therefore no antenna installation is required.

Plans and Pricing

  • Specialty Channel/Video Plan
  • Specialty Channel Plan

Monthly Charges

Application month & the 1st month 3rd to 24th month 25th month and so on
Free 3,850 yen/month

2,750 yen/month
3,850 yen/month

With Hikari TV Hajimete-wari:
FREE monthly charge for 2 months
1,100 yen discount from the basic monthly charge of 3,850 yen for 22 months

Service Details

(The linked pages are all in Japanese.)

  • In order to watch on smartphones and tablets, you will need to sign up as a web member (free) and download/install the dedicated app, Hikari TV Dokodemo (free).

Optional Services

* All optional services are provided only in Japanese.

Optional Services Monthly Charge
Channel Service Optional Channel Starts at
770 yen/month
Video Service Optional Video Starts at
55 yen/program
  • The lowest program charge may change depending on inventory turnover.
Video Pack Starts at
550 yen/month
NHK On Demand Minogashi Mihoudai Pack
(Unlimited TV programs)
990 yen/month
(Per program:
Starts at 110 yen/program)
Tokusen Library Mihoudai Pack
(Unlimited special selections)
990 yen/month
(Per program:
Starts at 110 yen/program)
Karaoke Service Utaihoudai Pack
(All-you-can-sing pack)
1,870 yen/month
24-hour All-you-can-sing
24-hour Pack
550 yen/24 hours
  • All programs included in NHK On Demand’s all-you-can-watch service could be purchased on per-program basis (starts at 110 yen/program). (However, the five NHK news programs, Ohayo Nippon, Shogo no News, BS Retto News, News 7, and News Watch 9 are excluded.)
  • Please note that NHK On Demand’s Minogashi Mihoudai Pack could not be cancelled during the initial month.

Tuner

A Hikari TV-supported tuner is required to watch Hikari TV.

Model

Triple tuner model

Triple tuner model

Initial charge

1,100 yen With Hikari TV
Hajimete-wari
the administrative fee for renting a tuner and the monthly charge will be FREE for two months.

Monthly charge

550 yen/month With Hikari TV
Hajimete-wari
the administrative fee for renting a tuner and the monthly charge will be FREE for two months.

Feature Please refer to the following page for more details.
Triple tuner (4K supported) model ST-3400

Benefits

Hikari TV Hajimete-wari (first time Hikari TV user discount)

Benefit 1

monthly charges

FREE for
2 months

Benefit 2

Monthly charge
from the 3rd month
to the 24th month

1,100 yen discount

Benefit 3

administrative fee
for renting a tuner

FREE

These benefits will be applied to those who newly applied either for Specialty Channel/Video Plan or Specialty Channel Plan through this website.

  • There is no penalty charge.
  • Monthly charge includes the Plan charge (basic monthly charge) and the tuner rental charge.

FAQ

  • Can Business members apply for Hikari TV for Asahi Net?
    Hikari TV for Asahi Net is only available for individual members.
    Hikari TV for Asahi Net cannot be used in public environments such as offices, stores, etc.
  • Is Hikari TV for Asahi Net available overseas?
    Hikari TV for Asahi Net is only available in Japan.
  • Can I record the programs streamed in Hikari TV for Asahi Net?
    Yes, they can be recorded.
    In order to record the programs streamed in Hikari TV for Asahi Net, an external USB HDD (sold separately) is required. For necessary devices and how to record, please refer to the following page.
    Hikari TV Usage Guide (Only in Japanese)

If you have questions regarding how to use the service including connection settings, failures, etc., please refer to the following FAQ page. (The linked page is only in Japanese.)

Precautions

This is a service provided by NTT DOCOMO INC. with Asahi Net, Inc. acting as its sales representative and billing representative.

Conditions

In order to use the Service, you need to subscribe to NTT East/West’s fiber-optic line.

A supported tuner is required to watch the terrestrial digital/BS digital broadcasts. For information on Hikari TV supported tuner or TV/PC with a tuner function, please refer to the following page.

  • Hikari TV is not available with FLET’S Hikari Light.
  • Depending on your area or conditions, Hikari TV may not be available. For available area and conditions, please refer to the following page.
    Terrestrial digital/BS digital/BS 4K digital broadcasts (only in Japanese)
  • Hikari TV may not operate properly in an environment where a PNA device is being used.
  • Fire TV Stick is not supported and therefore it is unavailable.

When you can start watching

You can start watching the Video Service as soon as you are done with the initial settings.

To watch the Channel Service, however, it will take a little more time as follows.

Customers in NTT East area About an hour after completing the initial settings
Customers in NTT West area About 24 hours after completing the initial settings

IP retransmission service of digital terrestrial/BS digital/BS 4K digital broadcasts

  • To watch terrestrial digital broadcasts/BS digital broadcasts/BS4K digital broadcasts (hereinafter referred to as “Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts”) a supported tuner (*1) is required.
  • When compared to standard Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts, there is a slight broadcast delay and it takes a little time to change between channels.
  • When compared to standard Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts, there may be a slight difference in the time required to display data on the screen sent through datacasting. Furthermore, there are cases where services of standard Terrestrial/BS Digital Broadcasts cannot be received, such as in audience participation shows that use bidirectional data broadcast services, being unable to send ballot results, show the accurate ballot results, and participate in lotteries or receive prizes, etc.
  • When compared to standard Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts, there is a difference in image quality and deterioration of image quality may occur. High definition (HD) images (Hi-Vision) are available only when viewed with a HD capable television. It is not possible to view in HD images if you are viewing with a standard definition (SD) quality television.
  • Terrestrial digital broadcasts for mobile phones and mobile devices (one-segment broadcasts) and independent datacasting of BS digital broadcasts are not included in the retransmission service of Terrestrial/BS Digital Broadcasts.
  • For various reasons, Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts on Hikari TV may be ended. In such case, those customers who wish to continue viewing Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts will need to provide at their own cost a television capable of showing Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts, as well as an antenna, etc.
  • NHK Receiving Fees (subscription fees) are not included in Hikari TV charges. You are required subscribe to NHK.
    For more information about NHK subscription, please contact NHK via the following page.

  • For inquiries about Terrestrial/BS/BS4K Digital Broadcasts, please contact Hikari TV Customer Center via the following page.
Notes on IP retransmission service of terrestrial digital broadcasts provided by Hikari TV
  • Depending on the area you live, there may be differences in the lineup of channels that can be viewed through a direct antenna connection and the channels available through this service.
  • The retransmission service can be viewed in the available areas of the retransmission service (*2), and use of an NTT East/NTT West FLET'S Hikari Next (*3) line is required to view the service.
  • Maximum two channels of terrestrial digital broadcasts can be viewed simultaneously with a single NTT fiber-optic line. In order to view the second channel with another TV or to record the program of the second channel with a recorder, you are required to apply for another subscription.

Use of Service

Please refer to the following page for more information on the use of this service.

If you have questions regarding Hikari TV agreement, please inquire Asahi Net.
For other questions, please contact Hikari TV Chat Support.
Please refer to the following page for details.

Important Information
Here is important information about your contract for this service.

An explanation of the important contract terms for this service.

Note:

Application requests for Oneuchi Plan, TV-Osusume Plan, and Video-Zanmai Plan are no longer accepted as of June 28, 2022.
Details of Plans applied before June 28, 2022, could be checked from the page below.

Details of plans applied before June 28, 2022

Hikari TV for Asahi Net Application
Apply by Web

Click and Apply

Apply by Phone 0120-577-135 0120-577-135

10 a.m-5 p.m., Monday to Friday,
excluding national holidays

After listening to the audio assist, press the applicable number.

Asahi Net Member
1
Customers New to Asahi Net
2

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