Mainichi Broadcasting System

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Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Native name
株式会社毎日放送
kabushiki gaisha
Industry
  • Information
  • Communication
Founded Osaka, Japan (December 27, 1950 (1950-12-27), New Japan Broadcasting Co.)
Headquarters Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Number of locations
8 offices in Japan, 1 in Berlin, Germany and 1 in Shanghai, China
Area served
Kansai region, Japan
Key people
Kazutomo Kawauchi (President)
Services
  • Broadcasting
  • Radio program production
  • TV program production
  • others
Revenue
  • Increase¥63,165,224 thousand (2012)
  • ¥61,160,117 thousand (2011)
  • Increase¥3,331,635 thousand (2012)
  • ¥2,961,176 thousand (2011)
Profit
  • Increase¥2,190,814 thousand (2012)
  • ¥1,908,886 thousand (2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥100,919,765 thousand (2012)
  • ¥96,316,971 thousand (2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥84,310,568 thousand (2012)
  • ¥81,033,091 thousand (2011)
Number of employees
650 (non-consolidated, June 2012)
Subsidiaries
  • MBS TV
  • MBS Radio
  • Broadcasting Movies Production Co., Ltd.
  • MBS Planning Corporation
  • GAORA Inc.
  • MYRICA CO., Ltd.
  • Myrica Music
Website www.mbs.jp/index-e.html

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (株式会社毎日放送 Kabushiki-gaisha Mainichi Hōsō?, Mainichi Broadcasting System Stock‑Company) is a radio and television broadcasting company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, affiliated with Japan Radio Network (JRN), National Radio Network (NRN), Japan News Network (JNN) and TBS Network, serving in the Kansai region.

It is a parent company of a television station named MBS TV (MBSテレビ?) and a radio station named MBS Radio (MBSラジオ?). MBS is also one of the major stockholders of the following networks : Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (TBSHD), RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation, BS-TBS, Incorporated, i-Television Inc., TV-U Fukushima Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Home Television Co., Ltd., WOWOW Inc., and FM 802 Co., Ltd.

Offices and studios[edit]

Advertising slogan[edit]

  • Radio: La La La Love Radio, MBS (ラ・ラ・ラ ラブラジオ 1179 MBS Ra Ra Ra Rabu Rajio, ichi ichi nana kyū MBS?)
  • TV: The lion is on Channel 4, Liyon Channel (らいよんチャンネル?) - The reason why the mascot character of MBS is Liyon-chan (らいよんチャン) and MBS' channel number is channel 4.
  • Corporate: Hello again. This is MBS. (あらためまして、MBS?)

History of MBS[edit]

  • December 27, 1950: New Japan Broadcasting Company (新日本放送株式会社 Shin-Nippon Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha?, NJB) was founded.
  • September 1, 1951: NJB started radio broadcasting from Hankyu Department Store as the second commercial one in Japan.
  • December 1, 1956: NJB founded Osaka Television Co., Ltd. (大阪テレビ放送株式会社 Ōsaka Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki-gaisha?, OTV) with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
  • June 1, 1958: NJB was renamed "Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc."
  • March 1, 1959: After selling all stocks of OTV to ABC, MBS started analog terrestrial television broadcasting independently from OTV on, and made a network with Nippon Educational Television Co., Ltd. (NET, the predecessor of TV Asahi Corporation).
  • 1960: A broadcasting studio was completed in Senri.
  • 1964: MBS formed a radio network with TBS Radio and RKB Radio, which evolved into Japan Radio Network (JRN) in 1965.
  • 1974: MBS joined a television news network called All-Nippon News Network (ANN).
  • March 31, 1975: MBS changed to a news network called Japan News Network (JNN) because the president of the Asahi Shimbun in those days ordered ABC to change the flagship station to NET.
  • May 15, 1977: The frequency of MBS Radio changed from 1210 kHz to 1180 kHz.
  • 5 a.m., November 23, 1978: the frequency of MBS Radio changed again from 1180 kHz to 1179 kHz.
  • 1990: New headquarters and new broadcasting studio was completed in Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka for the 40th anniversary of starting broadcasting. MBS moved and merged the headquarters and studio on September 1; the registered headquarters from the Mainichi Shimbun Osaka Head Office, and the broadcasting studio from Senri.
  • September 1, 1991: 40th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • September 29, 2000: MBS Now airs for the last time. It was replaced by Voice on October 2.
  • March 31, 2001: A broadcasting studio called "MBS Studio in USJ" was opened at Universal Studios Japan.
  • September 1, 2001: 50th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • 11 a.m., December 1, 2003: MBS started digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.
  • September 1, 2006: 55th anniversary of MBS's starting broadcasting
  • May 15, 2010: MBS started the Internet protocol simulcast radio service via "radiko" together with ABC, OBC, FM 802, FM Osaka, and FM Cocolo.
  • March, 2011: The construction of the new building started in the north of the head office, completed on September 4, 2013.
  • noon, July 24, 2011: MBS terminated analog terrestrial TV broadcasting.
  • September 1, 2011: The corporate logo of MBS was renewed for the 60th anniversary of the station's starting broadcasting. The new MBS logo is in use for the TV program credits.
  • September 4, 2013: The construction of the new building was completed and named "B Building". The headquarters building was named "M Building".
  • October 1, 2013: Takaishi Solar Plant was situated in the area of MBS Takaishi Radio Transmitter. MBS sells electricity to the Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc. for 20 years.
  • 11:07:09, April 4, 2014: The B Building opened.

Broadcasting[edit]

Headquarters of Mainichi Broadcasting System
MBS Studio in USJ

Radio[edit]

Main article: MBS Radio (Japan)

JOOR

  • Frequency: 1210 kHz → 1180 kHz → 1179 kHz; 90.6 MHz FM
  • Power
    • Osaka: 50 kW
    • Kyoto: 300 W
  • Broadcasting hours: from 4:30 on Mondays until 26:30 on Sundays (with daily starting at 4:00 from Tuesday until Sunday)
  • Time signal: 1046.502 Hz (C6, on the hour every hour)

TV[edit]

Main article: MBS TV
JOOR-TV (analog)
JOOR-DTV (digital)
  • Mt. Ikoma: Channel 16 (Remote controller button: 4)

Branch stations of TV broadcasting[edit]

Osaka Prefecture
  • Kashiwara (analog): Channel 54
  • Kashiwara (digital): Channel 16
  • Misaki-Fuke (analog): Channel 54
  • Misaki-Fuke (digital): Channel 16
  • Naka-Nose (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishi-Nose (digital): Channel 16
Nara Prefecture
  • Ikoma-Asukano (analog): Channel 37
  • Tochihara (analog): Channel 33
  • Tochihara (digital): Channel 39
  • Yoshino (analog): Channel 34
Shiga Prefecture
  • Otsu (analog): Channel 36
  • Otsu (digital): Channel 16
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (analog): Channel 18
  • Otsu-Ishiyama (digital): Channel 44
  • Hikone (analog): Channel 54
  • Hikone (digital): Channel 16
  • Koka (analog): Channel 55
  • Koka (digital): Channel 16
Kyoto Prefecture
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Yamashina, Kyoto (digital): Channel 39
  • Kameoka (analog): Channel 33
  • Kameoka (digital): Channel 16
  • Fukuchiyama (analog): Channel 54
  • Fukuchiyama (digital): Channel 16
  • Maizuru (analog): Channel 53
  • Maizuru (digital): Channel 16
  • Miyazu (analog): Channel 33
  • Miyazu (digital): Channel 16
  • Mineyama (analog): Channel 34
  • Mineyama (digital): Channel 16
Hyogo Prefecture
  • Kobe (mountain area) (analog): Channel 31
  • Kobe (mountain area) (digital): Channel 16
  • Nada, Kobe (analog): Channel 54
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (analog): Channel 53
  • Hokutan-Tarumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (analog): Channel 55
  • Nishinomiya-Yamaguchi (digital): Channel 16
  • Inagawa (analog): Channel 35
  • Inagawa (digital): Channel 38
  • Tatsuno (analog): Channel 34
  • Tatsuno (digital): Channel 16
  • Miki (analog): Channel 34
  • Miki (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji (analog): Channel 54
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Himeji-nishi (analog): Channel 33
  • Himeji (digital): Channel 16
  • Ako (analog): Channel 54
  • Ako (digital): Channel 16
  • Wadayama (analog): Channel 54
  • Wadayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kinosaki (analog): Channel 54
  • Kinosaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Kasumi (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Sasayama (analog): Channel 33
  • Sasayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Hikami (analog): Channel 33
  • Kasumi (digital): Channel 16
  • Aioi (analog): Channel 33
  • Aioi (digital): Channel 16
  • Yamasaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Yamasaki (digital): Channel 21
  • Fukusaki (analog): Channel 33
  • Fukusaki (digital): Channel 16
  • Sayo (analog): Channel 33
  • Yoka (analog): Channel 34
  • Yoka (digital): Channel 16
Wakayama Prefecture
  • Wakayama (analog): Channel 42
  • Wakayama (digital): Channel 16
  • Kainan (analog): Channel 54
  • Kainan (digital): Channel 16
  • Hashimoto (analog): Channel 54
  • Hashimoto (digital): Channel 42
  • Gobo (analog): Channel 53
  • Gobo (digital): Channel 47
  • Kibi (analog): Channel 54
  • Kibi (digital): Channel 47
  • Tanabe (analog): Channel 54
  • Tanabe (digital): Channel 47
  • Arida (analog): Channel 35
  • Arida (digital): Channel 16
  • Shingu (analog): Channel 36

Special events hosted by MBS[edit]

  • MBS Radio Walk (MBSラジオウォーク)
  • MBS Radio Festival (MBSラジオまつり)
  • Suntory Presents Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10000 (サントリー1万人の第九), etc.

Announcers[edit]

  • Incompleted

Present[edit]

The head of the announcer office
  • Nobuhiro Takagaki (高垣 伸博?, entered in 1978, former TV producer)
Men
  • Makoto Akagi (赤木 誠?, entered in 1981)
  • Takeshi Chiba (千葉 猛?, entered in 1990)
  • Nobuhiro Fukushima (福島 暢啓?, entered in 2011)
  • Shingo Fukumoto (福本 晋悟?, transferred from Tokai Radio in 2011)
  • Masao Inoue (井上 雅雄?, entered in 1993)
  • Hiroyuki Kashiwagi (柏木 宏之?, entered in 1983)
  • Mareo Kamei (亀井 希生?, entered in 1991, Keiko Furukawa's husband)
  • Izumi Kanayama (金山 泉?, transferred from Chukyo TV in Feb. 2009)
  • Yasuhiro Kato (加藤 康裕?, entered in 1988)
  • Mitsumasa Kawamoto (河本 光正?, entered in 2007)
  • Naoya Kawata (河田 直也?, entered in 1999)
  • Toru Kondo (近藤 亨?, entered in 1997)
  • Masayuki Kurusu (来栖 正之?, entered in 1989)
  • Shigehiro Morimoto (森本 栄浩?, entered in 1985)
  • Satofumi Mito (美藤 啓文?, entered in 1980)
  • Yasushi Nishi (西 靖?, entered in 1994)
  • Yohei Oyoshi (大吉 洋平?, entered in 2008)
  • Kazuyoshi Senda (仙田 和吉?, transferred from Radio Nippon in 2001)
  • Kenta Suzuki (鈴木 健太?, entered in 2007)
  • Kazuo Tamaru (田丸 一男?, transferred from NHK in 1991)
  • Takayuki Ueda (上田 崇順?, entered in 2000)
  • Masayuki Umano (馬野 雅行?, entered in 1989)
  • Yuichi Uwaizumi (上泉 雄一?, entered in 1992)
  • Makoto Yamanaka (山中 真?, entered in 2001)
  • Teturo Yuki (結城 哲郎?, entered in 1975)
Women
  • Keiko Furukawa (古川 圭子?, entered in 1993, Mareo Kamei's wife)
  • Akiko Maeda (前田 阿希子?, entered in 2006)
  • Ai Matsui (松井 愛?, entered in 1993)
  • Hiroko Matsukawa (松川 浩子?, entered in 1999)
  • Maiko Matsumoto (松本 麻衣子?, entered in 2005)
  • Masako Mizuno (水野 晶子?, entered in 1981)
  • Tomomi Mukawa (武川 智美?, entered in 1992)
  • Asako Nishimura (西村 麻子?, entered in 2000)
  • Yumi Saito (斎藤 裕美?, entered in 2008)
  • Kaori Sekioka (関岡 香?, entered in 1987)
  • Miki Takai (高井 美紀?, entered in 1990)
  • Etsuko Ueda (上田 悦子?, entered in 2000)
  • Fumi Yoshitake (吉竹 史?, entered in 2007)

Past[edit]

Men
  • Kazuo Aoki (青木 和雄?)
  • Kunio Hiramatsu (平松 邦夫?, the 18th mayor of Osaka City)
  • Kiyoshi Koike (小池 清?, narrator in "Chichin Pui Pui")
  • Yasunori Komori (子守 康範?, a free-lance announcer. He is also on radio on weedkay mornings)
  • Kazuki Masuda (増田 一樹?, compliance room)
  • Akinori Matsui (松井 昭憲?, a newscaster on radio only for MBS)
  • Hajime Misawa (三澤 肇?)
  • Nobumitsu Nagai (長井 展光?, working at Media R&D)
  • Keiji Nomura (野村 啓司?, He is on radio as the host of "Nomura de Nomura da Extra".)
  • Isamu Otsuki (大月 勇?)
  • Tomoaki Oyagi (大八木 友之?, working at news center)
  • Junichi Sumi (角 淳一?), etc.
Women
  • Atsuko Ishida (石田 敦子?)
  • Toshimi Komoto (河本 俊美?)
  • Toko Ono (小野 陶子?, left in October 2006)
  • Toshiko Sakamoto (坂本 登志子?, one of the first announcers for NJB)
  • Saki Yagi (八木 早希?, a free-lance announcer)
  • Tomoko Yoshida (吉田 智子?, a free-lance announcer), etc.

Other broadcasting stations in the Kansai area[edit]

Radio and TV[edit]

TV only[edit]

Radio only[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

TV stations in Kinki
Prefectures NHK NNN JNN FNN ANN TXN JAITS
Osaka Ōsaka ytv MBS KTV ABC TVO
Kyoto Kyōto KBS
Hyogo Kōbe SUN
Shiga Ōtsu BBC
Nara Nara TVN
Wakayama Wakayama WTV

Coordinates: 34°42′30.32″N 135°29′59.54″E / 34.7084222°N 135.4998722°E / 34.7084222; 135.4998722 (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.)