TV Tokyo

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TXN logo.svg
TV Tokyo Headquarters.jpg
Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo
Branding TV Tokyo
Channels Analog: 12 (VHF)
Digital: 23 (UHF - LCN 7)
Translators Mito, Ibaraki
Digital: Channel 18
Affiliations TX Network
Owner TV Tokyo Corporation
(Nihon Keizai Shimbun)
Founded 1951
First air date April 12, 1964
Call letters' meaning JO[citation needed]
XII (12, Former channel assignment)
Sister station(s) BS Japan
Former affiliations Independent (1964–1983)
Transmitter coordinates 35°39′50″N 139°44′36″E / 35.66389°N 139.74333°E / 35.66389; 139.74333
Website (Japanese)
Tennōzu Isle studios

TV Tokyo Corporation (or TX) (株式会社テレビ東京 Kabushiki-gaisha Terebi Tōkyō?) TYO: 9411 is a television station headquartered in Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[1] Also known as "Teleto" (テレ東 Teretō?), a blend of "terebi" and "Tokyo", it is the key station of TX Network. It is one of the major Tokyo television stations, particularly specializing in anime. The station is partly owned by Nihon Keizai Shimbun.


TV Tokyo was established by the Japan Science Promotion Foundation in 1951 and started broadcasting on April 12, 1964.[citation needed] A limited liability company, Tokyo Channel 12 Production, was formed for the channel on July 1, 1968.

In October 1973, the name was shortened to Tokyo Channel 12 and it took over the broadcasting from the science foundation. A month later, it became a general purpose TV station along with Japan Educational Television (now TV Asahi).

In 1981, it was again renamed, this time to Television Tokyo Channel 12.

In 1983, TV Tokyo formed the Mega TON Network (now TXN) with TV Osaka, and Aichi Television Broadcasting. The company shifted its head offices from Shiba Park to Toranomon in December 1985. On June 25, 2004, the company assumed its current English name of TV Tokyo Corporation.

Related companies[edit]

  • TV Tokyo Holdings株式会社テレビ東京ホールディングス
  • BS Japan(株式会社BSジャパン
  • TV Tokyo Broadbandテレビ東京ブロードバンド株式会社
  • TV Tokyo Music(株式会社テレビ東京ミュージック
  • PROTX(株式会社テレビ東京制作
  • AT-X株式会社エー・ティー・エックス
  • FM Inter-Wave Inc.エフエムインターウェーブ株式会社
  • IntaracTV(株式会社インターラクティーヴィ
  • Nikkei CNBC株式会社日経CNBC
  • TV Tokyo America Inc.



  • Call sign: JOTX-DTV
  • Remote controller ID 7
  • Tokyo Skytree: Channel 23


Analog Transmission ceased on 24 July 2011.

  • Call sign: JOTX-TV
  • Tokyo Tower: Channel 12

Television programs[edit]


  • TXN News
  • News Morning Satellite
  • E Morning
  • NEWS Answer
  • World Business Satellite
  • Yasuhiro Tase's Weekly News Bookstore(田勢康弘の週刊ニュース新書

Economic programs[edit]

  • Nikkei special The Dawn of Gaia(日経スペシャル ガイアの夜明け
  • Nikkei special The Cambria Palace(日経スペシャル カンブリア宮殿

Documentary programs[edit]

  • Beauty giants(美の巨人たち
  • Solomon flow(ソロモン流

Information programs[edit]

  • 7 Studio Bratch!
  • Ladies 4
  • Ad-machick Tengoku(出没!アド街ック天国

Sports programs[edit]

Anime & kids[edit]


Kids programs[edit]

Variety programs[edit]

  • Kaiun Nandemo Kanteidan(開運!なんでも鑑定団
  • Ariehen World(ありえへん∞世界
  • Yarisugi Kozy(やりすぎコージー
  • Japanese General Honke(和風総本家TV Osaka
  • Chokotto iikoto -Takashi Okamura & Hong Kong Happy project-(ちょこっとイイコト~岡村ほんこんしあわせプロジェクト
  • George Tokoro's School is a place where I not tell(所さんの学校では教えてくれないそこんトコロ!
  • Takeshi's Nippon no Mikata(たけしのニッポンのミカタ!
  • Moya-Moya Summers 2(モヤモヤさまぁ~ず2
  • Weekly AKB週刊AKB
  • Valiety 7
    • OL saw dispatch!(ハケンOLは見た!
    • Gokujou dikara(極嬢ヂカラ
    • God-Tanゴッドタン
    • Kira-Kira Afro(きらきらアフロ、TV Osaka)
    • Kudamaki Hachibei X(くだまき八兵衛X
  • Itao Roman
  • Ari-Ken(アリケン
  • Shinsuke Minami DEKO-BOKO Daigakkou(三波伸介の凸凹大学校
  • You wa Nani shi ni Nippon He (YOUは何しに日本へ?

Travel & gourmet programs[edit]

  • Ii-tabi Yume-Kibun(いい旅・夢気分
  • Drive a GO! GO!
  • Saturday Special
  • Stay at the countryside?(田舎に泊まろう!

Music programs[edit]

  • Enka no Hanamichi(演歌の花道
  • Yan-yan Music studio(ヤンヤン歌うスタジオ

Movie & drama[edit]

Special programs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corporate Data." TV Tokyo. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.

External links[edit]