Fuji Television

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Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
株式会社フジ・メディア・ホールディングス
Type TV network
Traded as TYO: 4676
Industry Information, Communication
Founded Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (November 18, 1957 (1957-11-18), Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
Headquarters 4-8, Daiba Nichome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan
Key people Hisashi Hieda
(Chairperson)
Ko Toyoda
(President)
Services Broadcasting holdings
Revenue Increase¥589,671 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Operating income Increase¥26,351 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Net income Increase¥10,002 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total assets Decrease¥723,789 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total equity Decrease¥461,631 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Parent Fuji Sankei Gurūpu
Subsidiaries Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.
Pony Canyon, Inc.
Website www.fujimediahd.co.jp/en/
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
株式会社フジテレビジョン
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Information, Communication
Founded Minato, Tokyo, Japan (October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01), to take over the broadcasting business of former Fuji TV (renamed "Fuji Media Holdings, Inc."))
Headquarters 4-8, Daiba Nichome, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hisashi Hieda
(Chairperson)
Ko Toyoda
(President)
Services Telecasting
Parent Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Subsidiaries David Production Inc.
Website www.fujitv.co.jp/en/
JOCX-DTV
Fuji TV logo.svg
Kantō Region, Japan
Branding Fuji Television
Channels Digital: 21 (UHF - LCN 8)
Translators

Hachiōji, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 31
Tama, Tokyo
Analog: Channel 55
Chichi-jima, Ogasawara Islands
Analog: Channel 57
Haha-jima, Ogasawara Islands
Analog: Channel 58
Mito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 38
Digital: Channel 19
Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 58
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 57
Digital: Channel 35
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 58
Digital: Channel 42
Chichibu, Saitama
Analog: Channel 29
Narita, Chiba
Analog: Channel 57
Tateyama, Chiba
Analog: Channel 58
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 58
Yokosuka-Kurihama, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 37
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 39
Digital: Channel 21
Kitadaitō, Okinawa
Analog: Channel 46

Minami Daito, Okinawa
Analog: Channel 58
Affiliations Fuji News Network
Network Fuji Network System
Owner Fuji Television Network, Inc
Founded November 18, 1948
First air date (analog) March 1, 1959
(digital) December 1, 2003
Last air date (analog) July 24, 2011
Sister station(s) Fuji TV One
Fuji TV Two
Fuji TV Next
Former channel number(s) 8 (analog (VHF)) 1959-2011
Transmitter coordinates 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
Website www.fujitv.co.jp

Fuji Television Network, Inc. (株式会社フジテレビジョン Kabushiki Gaisha Fuji Terebijon?) is a Japanese television station based in Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as Fuji TV (フジテレビ Fuji Terebi?) or CX, based on the station's call sign "JOCX-DTV". It is the flagship station of the Fuji News Network (FNN) and the Fuji Network System.

Fuji Television also operates three premium television stations, known as "Fuji TV One" ("Fuji TV 739"—sports/variety), "Fuji TV Two" ("Fuji TV 721"—drama/anime), and "Fuji TV Next" ("Fuji TV CSHD"—live premium shows) (called together as "Fuji TV OneTwoNext"), all available in high-definition. It is owned by Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., the holding company of the Fujisankei Communications Group.

Offices[edit]

The headquarters are located at 2-4-8, Daiba, Minato, Tokyo. The Kansai office is found at Aqua Dojima East, Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka. The Nagoya office is found at Telepia, Higashi-sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya.

History of Fuji TV[edit]

Fuji Television Network Inc. was founded on November 18, 1957, and started broadcasting on March 1, 1959. In June of that year, Fuji TV formed a network with Tokai TV, Kansai TV, and KBC Television. In October 1966, a news network of exchanging news with local stations with the name of FNN (Fuji News Network) was formed.

On April 1, 1986, Fuji TV changed their corporate logo from the old "Channel 8" logo, to the "Medama" logo used by the Fujisankei Communications Group. In 1987, Fuji TV worked with Nintendo to create a game called Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic for the Famicom, which later became the basis for Super Mario Bros. 2.

In October 1987, Fuji TV branded their late-night/early-morning slots collectively as JOCX-TV2 (meaning "alternative JOCX-TV") in an effort to market the traditionally unprofitable time slots and give opportunities to young creators to express their new ideas. JOCX-TV2 featured numerous experimental programs on low budgets under this and follow-on brands, a notable example being Zuiikin' English which first aired in spring 1992. The JOCX-TV2 branding itself was changed in October 1988 to JOCX-TV+, which lasted until September 1991 when it was replaced with GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT in October 1991. The GARDEN/JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding lasted until September 1992 when it was replaced with the JUNGLE branding, which lasted from October 1992 to September 1993. The JOCX-MIDNIGHT branding was introduced in October 1993 to replace the previous JUNGLE branding, and lasted until March 1996 when Fuji TV decided to stop branding their late-night/early-morning slots.

On March 10, 1997, Fuji TV moved from their old headquarters in Kawadacho, Shinjuku, into a new building in Odaiba, Minato designed by Kenzo Tange.

Since 2002, Fuji TV has co-sponsored the Clarion Girl contest, held annually to select a representative for Clarion who will represent Clarion's car audio products in television and print advertising campaigns during the following year.

On March 3, 2006, Fuji Television Network Inc. consolidated "Nippon Broadcasting Holdings, Inc." the broadcasting business of which was taken over by Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc. two days before. On October 1, 2008, former Fuji TV became a certified broadcasting holding company "Fuji Media Holdings, Inc." (株式会社フジ・メディア・ホールディングス Kabushiki gaisha Fuji Media Hōrudingusu?) and newly founded "Fuji Television Network Inc." took over the broadcasting business.

Fuji TV, which broadcasts Formula One in Japan since 1987, is the only media sponsor of a Formula One Grand Prix in the world. Fuji TV has also licensed numerous Formula One video games including Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle.

Controversies[edit]

On August 7 and 21, 2011, more than 2,000 protesters from the Japanese Culture Channel Sakura and other rightist groups rallied in front of Fuji Television and Fuji Media Holdings' headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo to demonstrate against the network's increased use of Korean content, information manipulation and insulting treatments to Japanese people. Channel Sakura called Fuji TV the "Traitor Network" in these protests. [1][2][3]

TV Broadcasting[edit]

Analog[edit]

  • as of July 24, 2011, end date

JOCX-TV - Fuji Television Analog (フジテレビジョン・アナログ?)

Digital[edit]

JOCX-DTV - Fuji Digital Television (フジデジタルテレビジョン?)

Branch Stations[edit]

Tokyo bottom
  • Hachioji (analog) - Channel 31
  • Tama (analog) - Channel 55
Islands in Tokyo
  • Chichijima (analog) - Channel 57
  • Hahajima (analog) - Channel 58
  • Niijima (analog) - Channel 58
Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Mito (analog) - Channel 38
  • Mito (digital) - Channel 19
  • Hitachi (analog) - Channel 58
  • Hitachi (digital) - Channel 19
Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya (analog) - Channel 57
  • Utsunomiya (digital) - Channel 35
Gunma Prefecture
  • Maebashi (analog) - Channel 58
  • Maebashi (digital) - Channel 42
Saitama Prefecture
  • Chichibu (analog) - Channel 29
  • Chichibu (digital) - Channel 21
Chiba Prefecture
  • Narita (analog) - Channel 57
  • Tateyama (analog) - Channel 58
  • Choshi (analog) - Channel 57
  • Choshi (digital) - Channel 21
Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Yokosuka-Kurihama (analog) - Channel 37
  • Hiratsuka (analog) - Channel 39
  • Hiratsuka (digital) - Channel 21
  • Odawara (analog) - Channel 58
  • Odawara (digital) - Channel 21
Okinawa Prefecture
  • Kita-Daito (analog) - Channel 46
  • Minami-Daito (analog) - Channel 58

Overseas[edit]

U.S. (leased access, selected programs)

Networks[edit]

The first Fuji TV headquarters in Yūrakuchō, circa 1961 (also shared with Nippon Broadcasting System)
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku, circa 1961
The second Fuji TV HQ in Kawadacho, Shinjuku (with addition of taller building), April 1991
The third and current Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, known for its unique architecture by Kenzo Tange

Programming[edit]

Anime[edit]

Kids[edit]

Hollywood[edit]

Introducing:

  • Lady
  • Diesel 10
  • Dodge and Splatter

Tokusatsu[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Korean[edit]

Since 2010, Fuji TV started airing Korean dramas on its Hanryū Alpha (韓流α Hanryū Arufa?, "Korean Wave Alpha") programming block.[4] Its current time slot since March 2012 is 14:07 - 16:53 JST (2:07 - 4:53 PM), Mondays to Wednesdays; and 15:07 - 16:53 JST (3:07 - 4:53 PM), Thursdays to Fridays.[2]

Cookery[edit]

News and information[edit]

  • Mezamashi TV (めざましテレビ?, April 1994 - present)) - Morning news program.
  • Tokudane! (情報プレゼンター とくダネ!?, April 1999 - present) - Morning news program.
  • FNN Speak (FNNスピーク?, October 1987 - present) - News program before noon.
  • FNN Supernews (FNNスーパーニュース?, April 1998 - present) - Evening news program.
    • FNN Super Time (FNNスーパータイム?, October 1984 - March 1997) - Evening news program.
  • News Japan ((ニュースJAPAN?, April 1994 - present) - Night news program.
    • FNN DATE LINE (FNNデイトライン?, October 1987 - March 1990) - Night news program.
  • Kids News - Weekly children's news program

Sport[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Reality television[edit]

  • Ainori (あいのり?, October 11, 1999 - March 23, 2009) - Dating program that takes place on a pink van traveling the world.
  • VivaVivaV6 [April 2001–present]
  • Magic Revolution [2004–present]
  • Game Center CX [2003–present]

Game shows[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nationalisme et télévision au Japon". Le Monde. 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Japanese rally against Fuji TV - Korean programming riles locals". Variety. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Japanese March Against Korean Soap Operas". The Chosunilbo. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Hanryu Alpha". Fuji Television. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  5. ^ "World Victory Road on Fuji TV?. MMA on Tap. March 21, 2008". Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  6. ^ "a-nation 2012 Special Site". Fuji TV Specials. Avex Group Holdings Inc. and Fuji Television Network Inc. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°37′37.75″N 139°46′29.47″E / 35.6271528°N 139.7748528°E / 35.6271528; 139.7748528