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Nippon Television Network Corporation
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Founded Tokyo, Japan (October 28, 1952(1952-10-28))
Founder(s) Matsutaro Shoriki
Headquarters Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Industry Information, Communication
Subsidiaries NTV Group Holdings, Inc.
Vap, Inc.
Kantō Region, Japan
Branding Nippon Television
Slogan Tokyo Television National
Channels Analog: 4
Digital: 25 (LCN 4)
Translators Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 42
Digital: Channel 14

Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 54
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 53
Digital: Channel 34
Nikkō, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 54
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 54
Digital: Channel 33
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53
Numata, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53

Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 35
Digital: Channel 25
Affiliations Nippon News Network
Owner Nippon News Network
First air date August 28, 1950
Transmitter Coordinates 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Nippon Television Network Corporation (日本テレビ放送網株式会社 Nihon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha ?) (TYO: 9404) is a television network based in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. It is commonly known as Nihon TV (日本テレビ Nihon Terebi ?), contracted to Nittele (日テレ Nittere ?), and abbreviated as "NTV".



Nippon Television Kojimachi Annex in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

History of Nippon TV

  • September 4, 1951: Matsutaro Shoriki announced a plan to found Nippon TV.
  • October 28, 1952: Nippon Television Network Corporation was founded [1].
  • August 28, 1953: Nippon TV started to broadcast television as the first commercial television broadcast in Japan. [1]
  • September 10, 1960: Nippon TV was given right to broadcast color television [2]
  • April 1, 1966: Nippon News Network (NNN) was formed.
  • October 9, 1969: Matsutaro Shoriki, the chair of Nippon TV in those days, died.
  • 1972: Nippon Television Network System (NNS) was formed.
  • 1985: Nippon TV completed a studio in New York City.
  • 1987: Nippon Television's cable news channel, NCN, was launched. [2]
  • 1993: The mascot character of Nippon TV designed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, Inc., "Nandaro" appeared to commemorate Nippon TV's 40th Anniversary. [2]
  • July, 2003: The common name for Japan was changed (日本テレビ, NTV → 日テレ, NIPPON TELEVISION), however "NTV" is still used for overseas as the same font as "日テレ".
  • February 29, 2004: Nippon TV moved its headquarters from Kojimachi to Shiodome.

Life and Events

On March 9, 1984, Dan Goodwin, aka Spider Dan, Skyscraperman, in a paid publicity event, used suction cups to climb the 10 floor Nippon Television Kojimachi Annex in Chiyoda.


  • as of March 31, 2008
  1. The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings: 15.0%
  2. Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation: 6.3%
  3. The Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Head Office: 5.4%
  4. Japan Trustee Services Bank Co., Ltd. (trust account): 3.9%
  5. Teikyo University: 3.5%
  6. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Inc.: 3.0%
  7. The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd., Ltd.: 2.9%
  9. CBNY-ORBIS Funds: 2.7%
  10. Recruit Co., Ltd.: 2.5%


Analog TV

  • Call sign: JOAX-TV
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 4
  • Mito: Channel 42
  • Hitachi: Channel 54
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 53
  • Nikko: Channel 54
  • Maebashi: Channel 54
  • Kiryu: Channel 53
  • Numata: Channel 53
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 35

Digital TV

  • Call sign: JOAX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 4
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 25
  • Mito: Channel 14
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 34
  • Maebashi: Channel 33
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 25


TV programs


  • Zoom In!! Super (morning news(5:20~8:00[JST]))
  • News Zero (Midnight news(22:54~23:57[JST]))
  • News Real Time (Evening news(16:53~19:00[JST]))
  • NNN News 24



  • Family Wisdom of the Itos (伊東家の食卓): end
  • Question for one hundred million people!? Waratte Koraete! (1億人の大質問!?笑ってコラえて!)
  • Guruguru Ninety Nine (Gurunai, ぐるぐるナインティナイン, ぐるナイ)
  • Nazo o toke! Masaka no Mistery (謎を解け!まさかのミステリー): end
  • Sekaiichi Uketai Jugyo (世界一受けたい授業)
  • Enta no Kamisama ~the God of Entertainment~ (エンタの神様 ~the God of Entertainment~)
  • Tokujo! Tensei Shingo (特上!天声慎吾): end
  • Sekai Marumie! Tv Tokusoubu (世界まる見え!テレビ特捜部)
  • The! Tetsuwan! DASH!! (ザ!鉄腕!DASH!!)
  • Gyoretsu no dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo (行列の出来る法律相談所)
  • Dotch Cooking Show (どっちの料理ショー, Yomiuri Telecastiong Corp.): end
  • Shōten (笑点;the second longest running TV show in Japan, continuously broadcast since May 1966).
  • Gaki no tsukai (DownTown's Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, ガキの使いやあらへんで!!)
  • Arashi no Shukudai-kun (嵐の宿題くん)
  • Cartoon KAT-TUN (カートゥンKAT-TUN, Kātūn Katūn?)
  • Kyosen to Maetake no Geba Geba 90 pun (Gyosen x Maetake's Geba Geba 90 minutes 巨泉×前武ゲバゲバ90分!)
  • Karikyura Mashin (Curriculumachine カリキュラマシーン)


Special TV programs

  • Kin-chan and Shingo Katori's All Japan Costume Grand Prix (欽ちゃん&香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞)
  • 24 Hour Television, Love Saves the Earth (24時間テレビ「愛は地球を救う」, annual telethon on the TV stations of NNS)
  • Trans America Ultra Quiz (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)
    • All Japan High School Quiz Championship (全国高等学校クイズ選手権)
  • Nippon Television Music Festival (日本テレビ音楽祭)


The company has intimate connections with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki, and holds the exclusive rights to broadcast their motion pictures. It also produced the popular anime series Detective Conan, Death Note, and Hajime no Ippo, as well as InuYasha (which was produced though its Osaka affiliate, Yomiuri TV). NTV has also been broadcasting the yearly Lupin III TV specials since 1989, which they co-produce with Tokyo Movie Shinsha.

See also


  1. ^ a b Nippon Television Network Corporation
  2. ^ a b c Nippon Television Network Corporation
  3. ^ the 75th Ordinary General Meeting of Shereholders, Nippon Television Network Corporation

External links

Coordinates: 35°39′51.9″N 139°45′35.8″E / 35.664417°N 139.759944°E / 35.664417; 139.759944

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