Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting

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Hokkaido Prefecture
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 8
TranslatorsAsahikawa: 25
Hakodate: 25
Muroran: 33
Abashiri: 24
Obihiro: 25
Kushiro: 43
OwnerHokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
FoundedJune 19, 1971
First air dateApril 1, 1972
Former channel number(s)Analog:
35 (UHF, 1972–2011)

Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (北海道文化放送株式会社, Hokkaidō Bunka Hōsō Kabushikigaisha, UHB) is a TV station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) serving in Hokkaido, Japan, headquartered in Sapporo, established 1972/4/1.


  • June 19, 1971: Founded.
  • January 14, 1972: First tests conducted just in time for the 1972 Winter Olympics, the first of a kind in Asia.
  • April 1, 1972: Regular broadcasts commence from a single station (JOBM-TV) to the districts of Sapporo, Hakodate, Asahikawa and Muraran.
  • October 1972: Broadcasting extends to Obihiro, Kushiro and Abashiri, thus reaching the entire prefecture.
  • October 1, 1983: The current logo, featuring a red circle with a lowercase uhb wordmark, is introduced.
  • December 1, 1984: UHB commences multiplex (bilingual) audio transmissions.
  • 1991: UHB becomes responsible for FNN's Moscow bureau.
  • June 1, 2006: Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence in Sapporo.
  • July 24, 2011: Analog terrestrial broadcasts conclude.

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