|Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido|
|Channels||Digital: 19 (UHF)|
|Translators||22 (Abashiri) |
|Founded||November 30, 1951|
|First air date||April 1, 1957|
|Call letters' meaning||Hokkaido Radio|
|Former channel number(s)||1 (analog VHF, 1957–2011)|
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.
- 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.
|Callsign||Channel||City of license||Notes|
|JOHO-TV||1||Hakodate||Ceased operations on July 24, 2011|
- Sapporo(Main Station) JOHR-DTV 19ch
- Hakodate JOHR-DTV 17ch
- Asahikawa JOHR-DTV 19ch
- Obihiro JOHR-DTV 19ch
- Kushiro JOHR-DTV 19ch
- Abashiri JOHR-DTV 19ch
- Kitami JOHR-DTV 32ch
- Muroran JOHR-DTV 22ch
- Sapporo(Main Station) JOHR 1287 kHz
- Hakodate JOHO 900 kHz
- Asahikawa JOHE 864 kHz
- Obihiro JOHW 1269 kHz
- Kushiro JOQL 1404 kHz
- Abashiri JOQM 1449 kHz
- Kitami JOQN 801 kHz
- Muroran JOQF 864 kHz
- Sapporo Television Broadcasting(STV)
- Hokkaido Television Broadcasting(HTB)
- Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting(uhb)
- TV Hokkaido(TVh)
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