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The Mezamashi TV studio set used from 2012
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Running time||155 minutes|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original release||April 1, 1994 –|
Mezamashi TV (めざましテレビ, Mezamashi Terebi) is a Japanese news magazine show broadcast every weekday on Fuji TV from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Mezamashi is a form of the Japanese verb mezamasu (to wake up).
Mezamashi TV has several spin-off shows such as Mezamashi TV Aqua (めざましテレビ アクア) (replacing Meza News which ended in March 2014), which is aired before Mezamashi TV for viewers in the Kanto region starting at 4:00 am (stations in some areas will air Meza News at 5:00 am) which ended in March 2018 and Mezamashi Saturday (めざましどようび), the Saturday supplement of Mezamashi TV which airs at a later time between 6:00 and 8:30 am.
- Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita: from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita (after broadcasts of soccer matches): from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Kansai TV (on January 17 every year): from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
- Ishikawa TV and TV Nagasaki: from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
In the first half of the 1990s, several news magazine shows of Fuji TV in the morning were discontinued after a short period because of low television ratings. The new show featured two presenters, Norikazu Otsuka and Akiko Yagi. Otsuka was a freelance presenter who had been a presenter at NHK. Mezamashi TV was first broadcast on April 1, 1994.
Kyo no Uranai CountDown!
Kyo no Uranai CountDown! (今日の占いカウントダウン！, "today's horoscope countdown") is a fortune-telling segment. This segment has continued since the beginning of Mezamashi TV.
Kyo no Wanko
Kyo no Wanko (きょうのわんこ, "Today's doggie") is a segment that shows interesting dogs in Japan. This segment has been continuing since 1994. This part is narrated by Kikue Nishiyama.
- "Announcer Otsuka Norikazu diagnosed with leukemia". Tokyograph. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- Official website (in Japanese)