Hokkaido Broadcasting

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Hokkaido Broadcasting Co.,Ltd (北海道放送株式会社 Hokkaido Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha?), also known as HBC, is a Japanese broadcast network affiliated with the Japan News Network (JNN). Their headquarters are located in Hokkaidō. HBC was established on November 30, 1951. Radio broadcasts officially commenced on March 10, 1952 and TV broadcasts commenced on April 1, 1957, as the first commercial television station in Hokkaido.

HBC Hall


  • November 30, 1951: HBC is founded.
  • January 19, 1952: HBC conducts test transmissions.
  • March 10, 1952: Regular radio broadcasts commence.
  • 1954: TV transmission tests are conducted in Hakodate.
  • April 1, 1957: Regular TV broadcasts commence.
  • August 1959: HBC signs an exclusive agreement with JNN.
  • March 18, 1966: Color broadcasts commence.
  • June 1, 2006: Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence.
  • June 24, 2011: Analog terrestrial broadcasts conclude.



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Digital TV(ID:1)[edit]



  • TV

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