Hiroshima Home Television
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|Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture|
|Branding||Hiroshima Home Television (HOME)|
|Channels||Digital: 22 (UHF)|
|Affiliations||All-Nippon News Network|
|Owner||Hiroshima Home Television Co.,Ltd.|
|First air date||December 1, 1970|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog: |
35 (UHF, 1970–2011)
|Website||HIROSHIMA HOME TV|
Hiroshima Home Television Co.,Ltd. (株式会社広島ホームテレビ Kabushiki Gaisha Hiroshima Hōmu Terebi, callsign: JOGM-TV), a.k.a. HOME (ホーム Hōmu) is a TV station in Hiroshima. It is a network TV station of ANN. It is broadcast in Hiroshima Prefecture.
- September 18, 1964: The station makes a license request as Setonaikai Broadcasting (unrelated to the current TV station of the same name)
- December 1, 1970: The station commenced operating as an affiliate of Nippon Educational Television (NET TV, current TV Asahi). The original abbreviation was UHT (UHF Hiroshima-Home Television).
- April 1, 1974: The station joins ANN.
- October 1, 1975: TV Shin-Hiroshima System (TSS) starts broadcasting. Fuji TV network programming migrates to the new station.
- November 14, 1985: Bilingual sound multiplex broadcasts start. Some programs shown are available in English.
- April 1, 1986: New corporate identity. Along with it, the main abbreviation changed to HOME.
- 2000: The station's mascot, Pol Pol (see picture), was created upon the station's 30th anniversary celebrations, tie-in merchandise was also released.
- 2006: Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence.
- July 24, 2011: Analog terrestrial broadcasts conclude.
- January 2013: Full ratings for the previous year confirm that Hiroshima Home Television became a ratings leader in the prefecture.
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