Channel A (TV series)

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This article is about the Japanese TV series. For the South Korean general service cable channel, see Channel A (TV channel).
Channel A
Genre J-ENT/Music/Variety show/Broadcast syndication
Created by Avex and East/Television Kanagawa
Developed by Avex and East
Directed by Katsuaki Watanabe
Gurei Okudaira
Presented by Avex and East, Television Kanagawa
Starring Ryo Fukawa (MC)
Mika Mifune(MC)
All Avex Group domestic artists
Narrated by Junichi Mogi
Marika Matsumoto
Ichirō Nagai
Yumiko Kobayashi (also voiced the official character A-chan (aチャン?)
Country of origin  Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 573
Production
Producer(s) Daisuke Sakuma
Yuji Onishi
Editor(s) Kei Ishimoto
Seki Hajime
Sen Sugiyama
Location(s) Tokyo, Japan
Running time 10:00 - 10:54 pm (every Thursday)
Broadcast
Original channel Television Kanagawa (see Stations)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run October 1, 1998 (Season 1)  – September 24, 2009 (Season 3)
Chronology
Preceded by LIVE Y (1998)
Mutoma Japan (2004)
みんなが出るテレビ~ヨコハマ開放区~ (2007)
Followed by みんなが出るテレビ~ヨコハマ開放区~ (2004)
Saku Saku (2007)
Love or Bread (2009)
External links
Website

Channel A is a Japanese musical variety show produced by Avex and East and Television Kanagawa.

History[edit]

Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki performing "M (Above & Beyond vocal mix)" live at Velfarre in 2001. (A Channel A Feature)

Channel A (チャンネル エー?) (stylized as channel a) started on October 1, 1998 at 10:00 pm as a 54-minute show. Hosted by Ryo Fukawa and Mika Mifune, it promised a change on Japanese TV programming through segments and documentaries about music, artists, songs and everything about music and entertainment.

The program lasted for three seasons:

  • Season 1 - October 1, 1998 - May 6, 2004
  • Season 2 - May 13, 2004 - March 29, 2007
  • Season 3 - April 5, 2007 - September 24, 2009

Its last episode (573rd) was on September 24, 2009.

Special Episode[edit]

A special episode for Channel A's 10th anniversary, The First and Last Big Omnibus Special!~10 Years Between Ratings and Thanks~ (最初で最後の大総集編スペシャル!〰10年間ありがとうございました〰?) was shown last September 3, 2009.

Other[edit]

Because it is produced by Avex Group, Channel A is always interspersed with television commercials (TVCM) from the company.

Segments[edit]

  • Featuring A - variety corner
  • A's Nude - special documentaries
  • A-News - Introduction to new features in music
  • Mu-Mo Popular Ringtones and Chaku Uta Tracks Top 20 (ミュウモ人気着うたトラックスTOP20?) - Countdown on the top 20 most popular ringtones in Japan. (Presented by mu-mo, Avex Group's online music store.)
  • A Interrogation Room
  • A-Poll
  • V.I.P. Room

Stations[edit]

This is a list of stations where Channel A was telecast.

Prefecture Station Affiliation
Kanagawa tvk JAITS
Hokkaidō HTB ANN
Aomori ABA ANN
Iwate IAT ANN
Miyagi KHB ANN
Akita ABS NNN, NNS
Yamagata TV-U JNN
Fukushima KFB ANN
Tochigi GYT JAITS
Saitama TVS JAITS
Chiba CTC JAITS
Tokyo Tokyo MX JAITS
Niigata UX ANN
Nagano SBC JNN
Shizuoka SBS JNN
Toyama KNB NNN,NNS
Ishikawa HAB ANN
Aichi (Nagoya) Metele ANN
Osaka MBS JNN
Tottori/Shimane NKT NNN,NNS
Okayama/Kagawa OHK FNN, FNS
Hiroshima RCC JNN
Yamaguchi yab ANN
Ehime eat ANN
Kōchi KUTV JNN
Fukuoka TVQ TXN
Nagasaki NBC JNN
Kumamoto KAB ANN
Ōita OAB ANN
Kagoshima KTS FNN,FNS
Okinawa RBC JNN

Outside Japan[edit]

See also[edit]

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