December 19 (Mon) - December 23 (Fri)
Today, half the world's population lives in a town or a city. In 2050, this proportion will reach three-quarters. With such an explosion, cities have been responding to a major challenge: how to re-evaluate living spaces?
One of the solutions was to focus on "ooftops".
How is life on the city’s roofs?
This series scales new heights, exploring apartment buildings, towers and monuments to discover a world full of unsuspected treasures: our rooftops. By day and night, the population changes on these heights. There are people who work here, people who live here, and others who come here to relax. The world's rooftops are a continual hive of activity...
Episode 1: Paris
Episode 2: Barcelona
Episode 3: New York
Episode 4: Buenos Aires
Episode 5: Tokyo
Co-Produced by NHK / Gedeon / ARTE
March 6, 2017 (Mon) 23:00 -
On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic blast blew the lid off Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4. The explosion ignited fires that burned for 10 days and sending a radioactive cloud across Europe.
In the aftermath, ill-equipped workers heroically sealed the smoldering reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, but the hastily constructed shelter was only built to last 30 years.
Now, 30 countries including the UK, France, and the United States, have come together to pay for a €1.2 billion international rescue plan to build a mighty 25,000-ton steel shelter which will entomb the radiation and last for a century. Building Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb follows the team of international engineers as they race against time to build the structure over the disaster site.
Co-Produced by NHK / Windfall Films / BBC / PBS / France 5
NHK SHV test broadcasting
From November 2016
Filmed entirely in 8K, supplemented by HDR and BT2020 that offer a much wider color gamut and contrast, this film offers the three-dimensional views of the sculptures, as well as the colors and textures of the painting, giving viewers the feeling of actually being inside the Louvre. Accompanying original music by Akira Senju can be enjoyed in highly immersive 22.2ch multichannel audio with stunning 3D presentation.
Co-Produced by NHK / Musée du Louvre