Okinawa Television

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Otv logo.svg
Okinawa Prefecture
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 8
OwnerOkinawa Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
FoundedDecember 25, 1955
First air dateDecember 25, 1955 (beta broadcast)
July 16, 1956 (demo broadcast)
May 12, 1958 (test broadcast)
November 1, 1959 (official broadcast)
Call letters' meaningOkinawa Fuji
(prefecture name/network affiliation)
Former callsignsKSDW-TV (1959–1972)
JOOF-TV (1972–2011)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
10 (VHF, 1959–1972)
8 (VHF, 1972–2011)

Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (沖縄テレビ放送株式会社, Okinawa Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki-Gaisha), also known as OTV, is a Japanese broadcast network affiliated with the FNN. Their headquarters are located in Okinawa Prefecture.

The headquarters of Okinawa Television


  • December 25, 1955: Okinawa TV were established, and had first started its beta operations upon its early birth.
  • July 16, 1956: The station receives its application for its TV broadcasting license and are therefore starting its demo emissions.
  • May 12, 1958: Its company were registered, as the broadcaster begins its test transmissions.
  • November 1, 1959: Okinawa TV adopts its first logo, as the network gets into on-air and commences its official broadcasts, although it were set up as Okinawa Prefecture's first broadcaster. The initial calls were KSDW-TV, on channel 10.
  • May 5, 1968: Color transmissions begin.
  • May 15, 1972: When the United States returned Okinawa back to Japan, the station moved to channel 8, prompting it to change callsigns to JOOF-TV. It also adopted Japanese broadcasting standards: the Japanese variant of NTSC (NTSC-J) and the new frequency.
  • December 1, 2006: Digital terrestrial television and 1seg transmissions started from their Naha main station.
  • July 24, 2011: Analog transmissions end.




  • Naha(Main Station) JOOF-DTV 15ch


  • OTV Prime News - from 16:55 until 18:55 on Weekdays
  • Kyōdo Gekijō (The Local Theater) - from 15:00 until 15:55 on Thursdays
  • Kurashi to Keizai(Life and Economy) - from 16:50 until 16:55 on Fridays

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