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Japan's NHK to reduce satellite TV and radio channels

Decision comes amid criticism from private broadcasters over competition

TOKYO -- NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, will consolidate its number of satellite television channels from four to two or less and radio stations from two to one, Nikkei has learned. It will also cut spending in those businesses to the 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) level from 720 billion yen.

The decision to downsize its operations comes amid criticism from private broadcasters.

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