Comcast in Washington has announced that digital cable customers can watch TV Japan, normally a pay channel, for free in the aftermath of the 8.9 earthquake that struck Friday morning and the ensuing tsunami that swept away buildings, cars and farmland. TV Japan is on Comcast channel 245. Read the Comcast blog entry here.
TV Japan is a North American television channel run by NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization.
-- Information from Comcast in Washington State