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The Mezamashi TV studio set used from 2012
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Running time||155 minutes|
|Original channel||Fuji TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),
|Original run||April 1, 1994 – Present|
Mezamashi TV (めざましテレビ Mezamashi Terebi?) is a Japanese news magazine show broadcast every weekday on Fuji TV from 5:25 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Mezamashi is a form of the Japanese verb mezamasu (to wake up).
Mezamashi TV also has several spin-off shows such as Meza News (めざにゅ～?), which is aired before Mezamashi TV for viewers in the Kanto region starting at 4:00 am (stations in some areas will air Meza News at 5:00 am) and Mezamashi Saturday (めざましどようび?), the Saturday supplement of Mezamashi TV which airs at a later time between 6:00 and 8:30 am.
- Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita: from 5:25 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita (after broadcasts of soccer matches): from 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Kansai TV (on January 17 every year): from 5:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Ishikawa TV and TV Nagasaki: from 5:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
In the first half of the 1990s, several news magazine shows of Fuji TV in the morning were discontinued after a short period because of low television ratings. The new show featured two presenters, Norikazu Otsuka and Akiko Yagi. Otsuka was a freelance presenter who had been a presenter at NHK. Mezamashi TV was first broadcast on April 1, 1994.
Kyo no Uranai CountDown!
Kyo no Uranai CountDown! (今日の占いカウントダウン！?, "today's horoscope countdown") is a fortune-telling segment. This segment has continued since the beginning of Mezamashi TV.
Kyo no Wanko
- Norikazu Otsuka (April 1994 - November 2011)
- Aya Takashima
- Minako Nakano
- Shinichi Karube
- Aiko Kaito
- "Announcer Otsuka Norikazu diagnosed with leukemia". Tokyograph. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Official website (Japanese)