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Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Native name
日本テレビホールディングス株式会社
Nihon Terebi Hōrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha
Publicly listed kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 9404
ISINJP3732200005
Industry
FoundedTokyo, Japan (October 28, 1952; 66 years ago (1952-10-28))
FounderMatsutaro Shoriki
Headquarters
6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo
,
Japan
Area served
Japan, Asia, United States, Western Europe
Key people
Yoshio Okubo (President)
ServicesBroadcasting holding company
Revenue
  • Increase¥326,423 million (FY2012)
  • ¥305,460 million (FY2011)
  • Increase¥35,429 million (FY2012)
  • ¥32,249 million (FY2011)
  • Increase¥25,284 million (FY2012)
  • ¥22,729 million (FY2011)
Total assets
  • Increase¥598,075 million (FY2012)
  • ¥543,228 million (FY2011)
Total equity
  • Increase¥488,120 million (FY2012)
  • ¥446,038 million (FY2011)
OwnerYomiuri Group
Number of employees
3,259 (as of March 31, 2013, consolidated)
Parent
Subsidiaries
  • AX-ON Inc.
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • BS Nippon Corprtasion
  • CS Nippon Corporation
  • Nippon Television-News 24 Corporation
  • VAP Inc.
  • NTV Events Inc.
  • Nippon Television Music Corporation
  • Nppon Television Art Inc.
  • NTV Technical Resources Inc.
  • Hulu Japan
  • Tatsunoko Production
Websitewww.ntvhd.co.jp/english/
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Native name
日本テレビ放送網株式会社
Nippon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication
FoundedTokyo, Japan (April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26))
Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation
Headquarters
6-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Itchome, Minato, Tokyo
,
Japan
Area served
Japan, United States, Western Europe, East Asia
Number of employees
1,193 (as of April 1, 2013)
ParentNippon Television Holdings, Inc.
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.ntv.co.jp/english/
JOAX-DTV
Nippon TV logo 2014.svg
Kantō Region, Japan
BrandingNippon TV
NTV
Slogan"Go! Next 60" (60th anniversary slogan, 2013)
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
LCN: 4
TranslatorsMito, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 42
Digital: Channel 14

Hitachi, Ibaraki
Analog: Channel 54
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 53
Digital: Channel 34
Nikkō, Tochigi
Analog: Channel 54
Maebashi, Gunma
Analog: Channel 54
Digital: Channel 33
Kiryū, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53
Numata, Gunma
Analog: Channel 53

Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Analog: Channel 35
Digital: Channel 25
AffiliationsNippon News Network
OwnerNippon Television Network Corporation
FoundedOctober 28, 1952 (1952-10-28)
First air dateAugust 28, 1953
Sister station(s)BS Nittele
Nittele Plus
Nittele News 24
Nittele G+
Former channel number(s)Analog:
4 ch (VHF) (1953-2011) Digital:
4 ch
Transmitter power10 kW (68 kW ERP)
Transmitter coordinates35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556
Websitehttp://www.ntv.co.jp

Nippon Television Network Corporation (日本テレビ放送網株式会社, Nippon Terebi Hōsōmō Kabushiki-gaisha), doing business as Nippon TV, is a television network based in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan and is owned by The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan's largest media conglomerate. Broadcasting terrestrially across Japan, the network is commonly known as Nihon Terebi (日本テレビ), contracted to Nittere (日テレ), and abbreviated as "NTV" or "AX".

History of Nippon Television[edit]

In July 1952, Nippon TV was granted the first TV broadcasting license in Japan.[1] The Nippon Television Network Corporation was established in October of the same year.[2] On August 28, 1953, Nippon Television signed on as Asia's first commercial TV station with an animated dove spreading its wings in the logo (similar to NBC's peacock logo introduced three years later). Japan's first television commercial (for Seikosha clocks) also aired at the same time.[2]

In December 1958, NTV introduced videotape recording in a one-off drama series using American RCA 2-inch quad tape. In December 1959, NTV aired Japan's first color VTR broadcast Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall from NBC (U.S.A.). On September 10 1960, NTV was given the right to broadcast color television.[1] On November 22, 1963, using a communication satellite relay, NTV conducted the first black-and-white TV transmission experiment between Japan and the United States during coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

  • April 1, 1966: Nippon News Network (NNN) is formed.
  • July 1, 1966: The Beatles’ concert at the Nippon Budokan, part of their Japanese tour, was shown in color on NTV (prerecorded on tape), with the viewing rate reaching 56 percent.
  • 1967: NTV’s New York City bureau is opened. Overseas news is broadcast via satellite relay from a special studio set up within NBC.
  • October 9, 1969: Matsutaro Shoriki, the founder of NTV, dies.
  • 1972: Nippon Television Network System (NNS) is formed.
  • January 14, 1973: NTV airs the live satellite relay in Japan for Elvis Presley’s show in Hawaii, U.S.A..
  • 1973: NTV enters into an agreement with ABC News in the U.S. for newscasts and satellite relays.
  • 1974: NTV's London News Bureau opens.
  • October 8 & 15, 1975: The classic film Gone with the Wind makes its world television premiere on NTV (Part I on the 8th, Part II on the 15th), about 13 months before NBC airs the film in the North America.
  • March 5, 1979: Zoom! Morning! (jp:ズームイン!!朝!) airs for the first time.
  • December 1982: Multichannel television sound broadcasting begins.
  • 1985: NTV completes its own television studio in New York City, which is later sold to CBS.
  • October 1987: A recording of Michael Jackson’s concert at Yokohama Stadium is broadcast in Japan.
  • 1987: NTV's cable news channel, NCN, is launched.[1]
  • August 24, 1989: Broadcasting in enhanced definition begins.
  • 1989: Completion of the Ikuta Studio [ja]).
  • 1993: Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, Inc. designs Nippon Television's mascot character Nandarō (なんだろう, lit. What Is It?) to commemorate the channel's 40th Anniversary.[1]
  • July 13, 1995: Broadcasting in widescreen EDTV begins.
  • April 1998 NCN relaunches as 24-hour news channel, NNN24, available via cable (within Japan) and satellite (in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan).
  • July 2003: The internal network name changes (日テレ, Nippon Television), however "NTV" is still used for overseas as the same font as "日テレ".
  • February 29, 2004: Nippon Television moves its headquarters from Kojimachi to Shiodome. Regular high-definition production begins.
  • 2011: Nittele becomes the top broadcaster in Japan, beating the previous record-holder Fuji Television.[3] NTV's victory was propelled by high ratings of its Wednesday nightly drama Kaseifu no Mita.
  • April 26, 2012: Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is founded.
  • October 1, 2012: Nippon Television Network Corporation (first) transitions to a certified broadcasting holding company, Nippon Television Holdings, Inc., and Nippon Television Network Preparatory Corporation is renamed Nippon Television Network Corporation (second).
  • February 1–2, 2013: NTV and NHK General TV (which is also celebrating its own 60th year) collaborate for a two-day TV special.
  • January 2014: English name is changed from Nippon Television to Nippon TV.
  • February 27, 2014: Nippon TV acquires Hulu service in Japan (HJ Holdings LLC).[4][5]

Publicity events[edit]

On March 9, 1984, Dan Goodwin, aka Spider Dan, Skyscraperman, in a paid publicity event, used suction cups to climb the 10 floor Nippon Television Kojimachi Annex in Chiyoda.[6]

Cultural projects[edit]

1980s: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was cleaned with NTV's financial help.[7] (see also:Restoration of the Sistine Chapel frescoes)

April 2005: The Mona Lisa Viewing Room at the Louvre, Paris, was completed. The renovation was sponsored by NTV.[7]

July 2010: The renovation of the exhibition area in the Louvre for Venus de Milo was also completed with the support of NTV.[8]

Broadcasting[edit]

Digital TV[edit]

  • Call sign: JOAX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 4
  • Tokyo Skytree: Channel 25
  • Mito: Channel 14
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 34
  • Maebashi: Channel 33
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 25

Analog TV[edit]

Stopped analog TV on July 24, 2011.

  • Call sign: JOAX-TV
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 4
  • Mito: Channel 42
  • Hitachi: Channel 54
  • Utsunomiya: Channel 53
  • Nikko: Channel 54
  • Maebashi: Channel 54
  • Kiryu: Channel 53
  • Numata: Channel 53
  • Hiratsuka: Channel 35

Network[edit]

Offices[edit]

TV programs[edit]

News[edit]

  • Zip! (morning news directed by Ami K (5:20-8:00 [JST]))
  • News Every (evening news (16:53-19:00 [JST]))
  • News Zero (late-night news (22:54-23:57 [JST]))
  • NNN News 24 (24-hour news channel)

Former Japanese Dramas[edit]

Variety[edit]

  • Question for one hundred million people!? Waratte Koraete! (1億人の大質問!?笑ってコラえて!)
  • Guruguru Ninety Nine (Gurunai, ぐるぐるナインティナイン, ぐるナイ)
  • Sekaiichi Uketai Jugyo (世界一受けたい授業)
  • Enta no Kamisama ~the god of Entertainment~ (エンタの神様 ~the god of Entertainment~)
  • Sekai Marumie! TV Tokusoubu (世界まる見え!テレビ特捜部)
  • The! Tetsuwan! DASH!! (ザ!鉄腕!DASH!!)
  • Gyoretsu no dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo (行列の出来る法律相談所)
  • Shōten (笑点;the second longest running TV show in Japan, continuously broadcast since May 1966).
  • Gaki no tsukai (DownTown's Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, ガキの使いやあらへんで!!)
  • Arashi no Shukudai-kun (嵐の宿題くん)
  • Cartoon KAT-TUN (カートゥンKAT-TUN, Kātūn Katūn?)
  • AKBingo!
  • Kyosen to Maetake no Geba Geba 90 pun (Gyosen x Maetake's Geba Geba 90 minutes 巨泉×前武ゲバゲバ90分!)
  • Karikyura Mashin (Curriculumachine カリキュラマシーン)
  • Music Lovers
  • God of Music (音楽の神様)

Former[edit]

  • Family Wisdom of the Itos (伊東家の食卓)
  • Nazo o toke! Masaka no Mistery (謎を解け!まさかのミステリー)
  • Magical Zunou Power!! (マジカル頭脳パワー!!) (1990's)
  • Tokujo! Tensei Shingo (特上!天声慎吾)
  • Dotch Cooking Show (どっちの料理ショー, Yomiuri Telecastiong Corp.)

Sport[edit]

Animation[edit]

The company has intimate connections with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki, and holds the exclusive rights to broadcast their motion pictures. It has also produced and broadcast popular anime series like My Hero Academia, Claymore, Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, as well as Detective Conan and Inuyasha (which are produced through its Osaka affiliate, Yomiuri TV). NTV produced the first, unsuccessful Doraemon anime in 1973; when the second, more successful Doraemon series premiered in 1979, it was on TV Asahi, which remains the franchise's broadcaster to this day. As of now, NTV is currently producing a second anime adaptation of Hunter × Hunter. NTV has also been broadcasting the yearly Lupin III TV specials since 1989, which they co-produce with TMS Entertainment. Nippon Television announced on February 8, 2011, that it would make the anime studio Madhouse its subsidiary after becoming the primary stockholder at about 85%, via a third-party allocation of shares for about 1 billion yen (about US$12 million).[9][10]

On January 29, 2014, Nippon Television announced that it will purchase a 54.3% stake in Tatsunoko Production and adopt the studio as a subsidiary.[11][12]

Special TV programs[edit]

  • Kin-chan and Shingo Katori's All Japan Costume Grand Prix (欽ちゃん&香取慎吾の全日本仮装大賞)
  • 24 Hour Television, Love Saves the Earth (24時間テレビ「愛は地球を救う」, annual telethon on the TV stations of NNS)
  • Trans America Ultra Quiz (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)
    • All Japan High School Quiz Championship (全国高等学校クイズ選手権)
  • Nippon Television Music Festival (日本テレビ音楽祭)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Corporate History". Nippon TV. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Corporate Data|ABOUT Nippon TV|[http://www.9animes.com/ Nippon TV]". Retrieved 27 July 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ みんなミタ! 日テレ"ミタ効果"で8年ぶり視聴率3冠王. Oricon (in Japanese). 2 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (27 February 2014). "Hulu Japan to Be Acquired by Nippon TV". Variety. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ Hopkins, Mike (27 February 2014). "An International Update From Hulu in Japan". Hulu. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Skyscraper Defense". Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b The New York Times 'In Louvre, New Room With View of 'Mona Lisa
  8. ^ The Louvre
  9. ^ "NTV to Make Madhouse Anime Studio Its Subsidiary" (in Japanese). Anime News Network. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Notification of NTV's Subscription of MADHOUSE Share Allotment". Nippon Television. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  11. ^ "NTV Buys 54.3% Stake in Anime Studio Tatsunoko Production". Anime News Network. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Tomy to sell Tatsunoko Production to TV station". Nikkei. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 35°39′51.9″N 139°45′35.8″E / 35.664417°N 139.759944°E / 35.664417; 139.759944